Manual External Defibrillation, Cardioversion, and Pacing (MEDCP)

Webpage created 2/22/2024

This webpage will be used by the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT) during development and evaluation of the simulation and software for the Manual External Defibrillation, Cardioversion, and Pacing (MEDCP) course. This online course will be the third course of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) Technology Education Initiative (TEI). The first APSF TEI course was on Low-Flow Anesthesia (LFA). The second was on Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring (QNM).

This online curriculum for MEDCP is for a generic hospital defibrillator (also known as a manual or external defibrillator) used by clinicians, not an automatic external defibrillator (AED) intended for use by laypersons. The curriculum includes clicking and dragging defibrillator electrode pads for placement on the skin of a 3D virtual patient and operating a defibrillator interface to perform defibrillation, cardioversion, and pacing when clinically indicated.

This course is a WORK IN PROGRESS. Launch with a generic defibrillator user interface is planned for January 2025.

APSF TEI Course #3:

All Manual External Defibrillation, Cardioversion, and Pacing Topics (1-6) – WebGL 7 Last Updated 4/4/24 – Work in Progress