INCREDIBLY EASY! What to do when a temporary pacemaker malfunctions

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Nursing2014
December 2002 
Volume 32  Number 12
Pages 72 - 72
 
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  • WHEN A PACEMAKER FAILS to function properly, you need to take immediate action to correct the problem. The strips shown below illustrate problems that can occur with a temporary pacemaker; if the actions described don't correct the problem, immediately seek help. Remember to continue assessing and treating the patient as you troubleshoot the problem.

    Figure. Failure to capture • If the patient's condition has changed, notify the health care provider (HCP) and ask for new settings.• If pacemaker settings have been altered by the patient or someone else, return them to their correct positions. If the pacemaker generator has a plastic face cover, make sure it's in place. Remind the patient not to touch the dials.• If the heart rhythm still doesn't respond, carefully check ...

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