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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Candidate introduces themselves to the patient Confirms patient name & date of birth Explains procedure to patient Asks patient to remove clothing above the waist Correctly positions patient on couch with legs straight & arms by side Suggests that the skin is cleaned with an alcohol swab & dried prior to electrode placement States that chest may have to be shaved if excessive hair is present
Candidate places the following leads in the correct positions: 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 RUL LUL RLL LLL Examiner prompt: ask candidate to identify the limb & chest leads Candidate asks patient to relax their limbs during the ECG recording
Examiner prompt: show the candidate the ECG trace & ask them to ‘report the ECG findings’ 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Patient’s name Rate Rhythm Axis P-R interval Candidate is able to describe the overall tracing pattern correctly Fluency in reporting the ECG trace