NCLEX RN Practice Question 430

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  • Defibrillation is an asynchronous countershockused to terminate pulseless ventricular tachycardia(VT) or VF.
  • Three rapid consecutive shocks are delivered,with the first at an energy of 200 J.
  • If unsuccessful, the shock is repeated at 200 to 300 J.
  • The third and subsequent shocks will be 360 J.


Before defibrillating a client be sure that theoxygen is shut off to avoid the hazard of fire and besure that no one is touching the bed or the client.

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