Position patient properly to ensure accurate EKG readings
This course teaches to how to place EKG leads and position patients properly to ensure accurate EKG readings.
Identify the proper placement of EKG leads
Explain how lead and placement positioning can affect EKG tracings
Describe how to handle electrodes
Differentiate between common EKG tracings
Course at a Glance
Target Audience: Clinical Support Staff
Time to Complete: 20-30 Minutes
Contributor: Texas Health Resources
Did you know…
About half of all heart attacks are mistaken for less serious problems and can increase your risk of dying from coronary artery disease.
A silent heart attack, known as a silent myocardial infarction (SMI), account for 45% of heart attacks and strike men more than women.
SMI often leaves scarring and damage to the heart, which, combined with the fact that many people who have an SMI don’t seek immediate care, can further raise a person’s risk of a second and potentially more harmful heart attack.
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Course development guided by the expertise of Marin Sawyer, Cora Bennett, Kim Tillery, Rebecca Porcaro, and Priscilla Mullins