Saving Lives

Improving cardiac resuscitation

When Edison is the Medicine: Tips for Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Pacing!


This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the webinar, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.


Learning Objectives

Electrical therapies are designed to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest and life-threatening arrhythmias. Whenever defibrillation is attempted, healthcare professionals must coordinate high-quality CPR with defibrillation to minimize interruptions in chest compressions and to ensure immediate resumption of chest compressions after shock delivery. However, using electrical therapy for defibrillation, cardioversion and pacing can be intimidating. This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies for successful use of energy levels for these situations. In addition, newer evidence for vagal maneuvers for supraventricular tachycardia will also be discussed.


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize the strategies that can improve shock success in ventricular fibrillation
  2. Describe techniques to successfully convert supraventricular tachycardia
  3. Discuss pacing therapy for symptomatic bradycardia

Continuing Education for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and EMS Professionals

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. . This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

Support for this educational activity from Stryker