Transcutaneous Pacing

DOCUMENTATION

PROCEDURE NOTE

TRANSCUTANEOUS PACEMAKER

PROCEDURE NOTE: Transcutaneous Pacemaker

Performed by: [Provider Name]

Indication: [Symptomatic bradycardia]

Universal Protocol: a time out was performed and the correct patient and site were

verified

Consent: [Critical Intervention-unable to obtain]

Procedure: The patient was noted to be in a cardiac rhythm requiring pacing. External transcutaneous pacing electrode pads were applied. Pacing electrical amplitude was increased to the point of capture, verified by resulting QRS complex. Hemodynamic response to pacing was monitored. Amplitude of pacing energy was set at 1.25 times the threshold of capture.

 Complications: [none]