Optimal size of self-adhesive preapplied electrode pads in pediatric defibrillation

Ricardo A Samson, Dianne L. Atkins, Richard E. Kerber

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We conclude that to minimize TTI, preapplied self-adhesive electrode pads should be at least 5.8 cm in diameter when used for pediatric patients. The 5.8 cm pad was easily applied to infants. Older children could easily accommodate the 7 cm pad. Therefore, we recommend a pad diameter of 5.8 cm for infants < 1 year, and a pad diameter of 7 cm for older children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-545
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1995
Externally publishedYes


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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