The LIFEPAK 20 defibrillator/monitor is an acute cardiac
care response system used by authorized healthcare providers
in hospital and clinic settings.
The LIFEPAK 20 defibrillator/monitor offers the following
• Semiautomatic defibrillator
• Noninvasive pacemaker
• Pulse oximeter
• Paddle accessories
Note: These operating instructions include information and
procedures related to all features of the LIFEPAK 20
defibrillator/monitor. Your LIFEPAK 20 defibrillator/monitor
may not have all of these features. For more information,
contact your Medtronic representative or call the number
listed on page ii of these operating instructions.
The LIFEPAK 20 defibrillator/monitor is available only with
the biphasic defibrillation waveform. For a description of
the defibrillation waveform, refer to Appendix A.
The LIFEPAK 20 defibrillator/monitor uses GUIK-COMBO™
pacing/defibrillation/ECG electrodes or FAST-PATCH®
disposable defibrillation/ECG electrodes for ECG monitoring
and patient therapy. The therapy cable connects the
QUIK-COMBO or FAST-PATCH electrodes to the defibrillator.
For more nformation about QUIK-COMBO or FAST-PATCH
electrodes, refer to Section 3 of these operating nstructions.
The standard paddle set is an accessory for the LIFEPAK 20
defibrillator/monitor and includes adult and Dediatric
defibrillator (hard) paddles. The standard paddles can be
used for QUIK-LOOK® ECG monitoring, defibrillation, and
synchronized cardioversion therapies. When using standard
paddles, a conductive interface designed for defibrillation,
such as defibrillation gel or gel pads, must be used between
the paddle electrode surface and the skin.
The adult standard paddles can be used for any pediatric
patient weighing approximately 10 kg (22 lb) Dr more as long
as the paddles fit completely on the chest and there is at
least 2.5 cm (1 in.) of space between the paddle electrodes.
Pediatric paddles should be used for patients weighing 10 kg
(22 lb) or ess or those whose chests are too small to
accommodate the adult paddles.
Optional posterior, internal, and external sterilizable
paddles accessories are also available.