New toy!!

  1. Our DON was cleaning out a closet at work and found an old ECG machine.. there's a handwritten date on the manual that says 1991. I got to take it home! Husband and I tried it out with the included (albeit expired) electrodes... the printing speed is off, so NSR looks like sinus tach or sinus brady depending on its mood.

    Anyway, I just thought it was cool
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Too cool to see how far we've come in that time, huh? Back in the mid-90's I worked for a small family practice office. Our (fortunately unused) crash cart had a small monitor/defibrillator with round defib paddles that looked like something you'd play air hockey with.
  4. by   getoverit
    What kind of EKG is it? Around that time, we used to have an old LP5 with an LP250 slaved to it for defib. Thing must have weighed 70+lbs!! I remember how great we thought it was when we got LP8s!!
  5. by   SaraO'Hara
    Birtcher, model 365, single channel ECG. To print a 12-lead, you have to switch through all the leads using the buttons on the machine. It's small enough to fit in a backpack, but computer programmer husband says that owing to the tiny LCD screen, the absolute oldest it would be is circa 1985 - still quite old.