Testing defibrillator energy delivery using internal paddle electrodes, which typically have a curved shape unlike external paddles whose electrodes are flat, is best done using the special internal discharge paddle contacts accessory.
Part Number: 3065438
Description: Internal discharge paddle contacts (set of 2)
Do not use conductive gel when testing internal discharge defibs; the same applies to external discharge adhesive electrodes. The conductive electrolytic gel is only used on patients to improve the contact to the external paddles. The analyzer has very low-resistance contacts that do not require gel.
Clinically, the non-sterile conductive gel is never used inside the patient's thoracic cavity during open heart procedures with the internal discharge paddles. The internal discharge paddle adapters for the Impulse 7000 can be eTO2 gas sterilized and used on sterilized internal discharge paddles, but non-sterile adapters may be used on non-sterilized internal discharge paddles as a pre-test prior to the sterilization process of the paddles.
IMPORTANT These adapters can not be steam sterilized, as it creates too much heat for the plastic parts.