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ICU electrical safety

(Producer) This slide/cassette program presents the important precautions all members of the patient care team must observe when caring for electrically sensitive patients (eg patients with external pacemakers). Rather than just presenting a list of do's and don'ts, it gives a clear description of how electrical systems work, using a cardiovascular system analogy. This theoretical background provides the basis for understanding the special electrical systems found in an ICU and why special precautions are necessary in caring for some patients. Topics covered include microshock, grounding and equi-potential grounding systems. The well-executed cartoon style makes for a less threatening presentation that helpsmaintain viewer interest and facilitates understanding. The Instructional Guide provides a content summary and a post-test duplication master
Visual Material, English, ©1978
The Center, Tucson, Ariz., ©1978