A Comparative Study on Defibrillation Efficiency According to Defibrillation Type

제세동 유형에 따른 제세동 효율성 비교 연구

  • Lee, Hyeon-Ji (Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Kangwon Graduate University) ;
  • Hwang, Jeong-Hyeon (Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Kyungil University)
  • 이현지 (강원대학교 응급구조학과) ;
  • 황정현 (경일대학교 응급구조학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.05
  • Accepted : 2017.07.07
  • Published : 2017.07.31


The purpose of this study was to examine the defibrillation efficiency according to the defibrillator type among paramedics by making a comparative analysis of the chest compression pause time and defibrillation efficiency after providing simulation education. The subjects in this study were 15 paramedics who were selected from a provincial 119 safety center. The experiment was conducted using a single-group pretest-post test design from March 2 to August 31, 2016. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS WIN 21.0, and a frequency analysis was conducted. The findings of this study were as follows: First, there was a significantly greater decrease in the chest compression pause time during CPR after providing simulation education when semi-automated defibrillators were used than when manual paddles and manual pads were employed. Second, there was a statistically significant decrease in the performance time of defibrillation when semi-automated defibrillators were used than when manual paddles and manual pads were used. The findings of this study are expected to provide paramedics with simulation education on how to promptly read ECGs using the manual mode of a semi-automated defibrillator to help more patients revive and on how to facilitate their job enlargement.


AED;Defibrillator;Emergency medical technician;Paramedic


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