Do you get Shock when you are holding a patient where his AICD/Pacemaker fires?
I have a patient who’s AICD fired/gave shock to the patient and this question started running in my head, Do you get the shock too?
Well taking the notion from giving a 200 joules and 360 joules during defibrillation, it tells us that healthcare team are at risk when they are touching the patient during Defibrillation.
But now the question is would you get the shock when you are touching the patient? I think so, thats why during code the one who is giving the shock or the one that trigger the shock say out loud: “Everybody clear, All Clear, I’m clear. Delivering shock!”
so my verdict is you get shock from AICD.