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Define microshock.
MIcroshock is defined as the passage of current through intracardiac conductors i.e. cardiac catheters. Ventriicular fibrillation may result at currents lass than 100 uV.
What is the maximum leakage current allowed at the chassis when the ground wire is disabled?
300 Microamperes (uA)
List precautions to protect patients from electrical shock.
Use 3 prong plug.
Plug all power cords from all equipment touching the patient into the same receptacle.
Never use an extension cord.
Make sure all equipment attached to athe patient has a current safety inspection sticker.
Remove 2-prong plug devices (radio, clock) from the patient's room.
Turn on the EEG instrument before attaching electrodes.
Disconnect the patient before turning the EEG instrument off.
Define macroshock.
Macroshock is the passage of current from one part of the body to another. The lethal macroshock current resulting in ventricular fibrillation must exceed 100 to 300 ma.