EKGBack to Courses
- Placement of EKG leads
- 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
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.