weezeehamilton

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As usual, I come to you guys in my time of need. Anybody know if there is an online ECG simulator or an app (hopefully free)? I want to be able to reassociate myself with an ECG monitor (preferrably lifepack) and practice pacing and cardioverting from the comforts of my home as my access to one is limited at the moment. Any suggestions?
 

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As usual, I come to you guys in my time of need. Anybody know if there is an online ECG simulator or an app (hopefully free)? I want to be able to reassociate myself with an ECG monitor (preferrably lifepack) and practice pacing and cardioverting from the comforts of my home as my access to one is limited at the moment. Any suggestions?
https://m.youtube.com/results?q=lifepak 15 tutorial&sm=1

Waiver: please don't try this at home.
 

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As usual, I come to you guys in my time of need. Anybody know if there is an online ECG simulator or an app (hopefully free)? I want to be able to reassociate myself with an ECG monitor (preferrably lifepack) and practice pacing and cardioverting from the comforts of my home as my access to one is limited at the moment. Any suggestions?

Phenomenal avatar, by the way.
 

StCEMT

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Take a picture of it? Or find one on Google. Otherwise, what is there to really practice? As long as you know where the buttons are (Google can fix that) then you should be fine assuming you know what it is you are trying to do. It is the other parts of monitors like testing their charge, transmitting ekg's, etc. that would be harder to figure out on a new to you monitor.
 
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weezeehamilton

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Take a picture of it? Or find one on Google. Otherwise, what is there to really practice? As long as you know where the buttons are (Google can fix that) then you should be fine assuming you know what it is you are trying to do. It is the other parts of monitors like testing their charge, transmitting ekg's, etc. that would be harder to figure out on a new to you monitor.
I suppose that could work to. I just know that the best way to be familiar with equipment for me is to actually use it. In a perfect world, there would be a simulator you could use on a computer or tablet that would supplement if an actual one wasn't available
 

StCEMT

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Your necessary things like defib and pacing are typically going to be very obvious and easy to find. It's the other little things that the learn by doing becomes helpful.
 

gotbeerz001

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Also, read the manual. Lots of good info from the mfg on how to use their machine...


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I suppose that could work to. I just know that the best way to be familiar with equipment for me is to actually use it. In a perfect world, there would be a simulator you could use on a computer or tablet that would supplement if an actual one wasn't available

Get a job where you use one? There's not that much to be familiar with.
 

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Also, read the manual. Lots of good info from the mfg on how to use their machine...


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Shouldn't that be the first wrung of the solution? I mean REALLY... if someone is DUMB enough to use a defibrillator WITHOUT reading the manual... I sincerely hope they light up their world, electrically speaking. Maybe then they'll learn the lesson of the 11th Commandment- "Thou shalt read all thine instruction manuals"...
 

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Shouldn't that be the first wrung of the solution? I mean REALLY... if someone is DUMB enough to use a defibrillator WITHOUT reading the manual... I sincerely hope they light up their world, electrically speaking. Maybe then they'll learn the lesson of the 11th Commandment- "Thou shalt read all thine instruction manuals"...

I've never read the manual of a defibrillator that I've used...done plenty of training on them but not once even seen the manual.


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gotbeerz001

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Shouldn't that be the first wrung of the solution? I mean REALLY... if someone is DUMB enough to use a defibrillator WITHOUT reading the manual... I sincerely hope they light up their world, electrically speaking. Maybe then they'll learn the lesson of the 11th Commandment- "Thou shalt read all thine instruction manuals"...

Most places simply do an in-service training of essential functions


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Sometimes it is nice to read the manual to figure out some tricks with it or features that people aren't aware about. Usually it is nothing major. Of course a lot of things like this could be figured out just going through the menu yourself and playing with it. Also the manual might have more specific information on the monitor. I've read the manual for LifePack 15 and Philips MRx. I would love to play around more with a Zoll (X series I guess?). Only people I think that use that around me is a San Francisco Fire Department and Berkeley Fire Department. I am not aware of any private 911 ambulance company that uses it around here. I am not very familiar with Zoll other than weird things like you have to hit "record" to print a strip and basics like that, lol.
 

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