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defibrillation

[dē‚fib·rə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Stopping a local quivering of muscle fibers, especially of the heart.
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* The two Palatine police officers, Derrik Bahn and Greg Bell, who arrived in minutes and sprinted down the fairway to the player, relieving those doing the CPR and continuing with the defib process until the ambulance arrived.
Having more people including young cubs, scouts, guides and leaders with CPR and defib skills can be the difference between life and death.
In May 2011 he launched the "Defib Your Club, For Life" campaign to provide a safer environment for football players, officials, and supporters.
That daisy chain reaches back to pacemaker research in 1972, and the laboratory notebooks that led to Defib Number One must remain viable as long as the line continues.
"He didn't have a pulse and his pupils were fixed and dilated but they carried on with chest compressions and between the three of us we managed to defib him four times.
While preparing the defib paddles you remind yourself to pick up Vaseline[R] for your baby.
When the malfunction occurs during clinical use, the device displays a "Defib Comm" error message.
The comic line of the meeting came in response to an excellent question of how to keep defib pads on a sweaty athlete.
The special sign covers would be in place only while the defib car was parked in the commandeered spot.
It can be used with many defib manikins and creates a new "patient" scenario during student responses.
"I've been told I'm not allowed to have a hand-held body scan at the airport because the machinery could affect my defib. And I have to keep mobile phones at arm's length because they could interfere with it."