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EKG Leads

EKG Leads

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Published by Jeannie Jenkins

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Published by: Jeannie Jenkins on Apr 21, 2011
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If the skin is oily, wipe it with soap and waterand let it air dry.
Remove hair from electrode placement site(dry shaving is preferred over shaving with water).
How to clean skin:
Rub site briskly with alcohol pad.
To remove dead skin and improve contact whereyou'll place the electrodes, rub the skin with gauzeuntil it's slightly red.
Place electrode.
five lead system usesblack, white,red,green, andbrown
three lead system uses onlytheblack, whiteandredleads.
Theblackand whiteleads areplaced on the shoulder area.
Thegreenandredleads are placed on the lowest rib onboth sides of the torso
Thebrownlead is placed at the4th intercostal space, just to theright of the sternum.

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