Clinical Skills
ECG recording
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Clinical Audit
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ECG Recording


Assessment of chest pain and other cardiovascular disorders.


ECG machine, sticky contacts


  1. Introduce, explain the procedure, obtain consent. The patient must have a bare chest, and stay as still as possible during the recording.
  2. The colour-coded limb leads are attached as follows:
  3. The chest leads are positioned as follows:
  4. Start recording the trace, ensuring the machine is set to a speed of 25 mm/s and a sensitivity of 1mV = 10 mm

Interpreting ECGs

Some practical advice is given here .
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