LIFEPAK 15 Monitor / Defibrillator INSERVICE

LIFEPAK 15 Monitor / Defibrillator INSERVICE


For most of my 20-year career, I have been using LIFEPAK Monitors & Defibrillators. I started out on the LIFEPAK 10, moved up to the LIFEPAK 12, used the LIFEPAK 20 in hospitals around Alberta, and now working with the LIFEPAK 15.

Up until yesterday, I have never had any formal training on how to use these machines. I knew the theory, I found the buttons, and after a little trial and error, I could get the machine to perform its basic functions.

I have been using the LIFEPAK 15, for over two years now, and I would like to say that I was extremely comfortable using this device. However, after watching the LIFEPAK 15 Monitor / Defibrillator Inservice video, I discovered that the LIFEPAK 15 has a number of amazing features that I am going to start using every day.

The whole 50-minute video is a fantastic review of how to use the LIFEPAK 15. If you are already a LIFEPAK 15 guru, you may want to focus on the new Vital Signs & ST Segment Trends section (Time Code 23:52).

The Physio-Control LIFEPAK 15, is one of the most common Cardiac Monitors in use in Alberta.

During our ACLS COURSESPALS COURSES, students often ask us how to…

  • deliver a Synchronized Cardioversion to a patient using the LIFEPAK 15?
  • provide Transthoracic Pacing using the LIFEPAK 15?



The total video length is just under 50 minutes, and we know that you may just be looking for specific information. So we have provided you with time references below to allow you to jump to specific points in the video.

00:00 – Introduction To Basic 4-Lead Monitoring

02:48 – 12-Lead Aquisition (STEMI MANAGEMENT)

07:47 – Monitoring SpO2, SpCO, & SpMet

13:21 – Monitoring Noninvasive Blood Pressure (NIBP)

16:03 – Monitoring EtCO2

18:39 – Monitoring Invasive Pressure (IP)

20:27 – Monitoring Continuous Temperature

23:52 – Vital Signs & ST Segment Trends

25:43 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

31:57 – Manual Defibrillation

36:09 – Synchronized Cardioversions

40:03 – Noninvasive Pacing

44:09 – Power Supply


I hope you enjoyed this learning experience, please leave a comment below and tell us what you thought.