[abstract] HYPERBARIC OXYGEN AND THE PATIENT WITH THE AUTOMATIC IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR: NURSING IMPLICATIONS

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[abstract] HYPERBARIC OXYGEN AND THE PATIENT WITH THE AUTOMATIC IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR: NURSING IMPLICATIONS

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Title: [abstract] HYPERBARIC OXYGEN AND THE PATIENT WITH THE AUTOMATIC IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER-DEFIBRILLATOR: NURSING IMPLICATIONS
Author: Driscoll, EJ
Abstract: The Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD) is a life-saving therapy that is gaining acceptance for the treatment of ventricular dysrhythmias. The patient with an AICD represents a new patient population that will escalate in number as the device's availability increases and design improvements are made. The AICD is an implantable electronic device that continuously senses a patient's heart activity and automatically delivers a countershock to correct hemodynamically compromising ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The AICD patient undergoing HBO therapy presents challenging issues and concerns for the hyperbaric nurse. The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the history of the AICD, the components of the AICD system, how the AICD functions, indications for use, and implications for the hyperbaric nurse. Safety of the AICD in the HBO environment will also be explored.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6495
Date: 1991

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    This is a collection of the published abstracts from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) annual meetings.

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