What's the name of the ECG thingy that nurses put on a lot of peds patients? - page 2
by delrepublica1776 2,260 Views | 13 Comments
It's not an ECG per se, because an ECG would have 15 or so different leads that get placed all over the patient's body in order to get a reading. But there's this thingy... it's like an ECG, but there's only 3 leads and it... Read More
- 0Mar 10, '13 by akulahawkRNI've seen 12/15-lead units that are no bigger than typical 3-lead units. Unless there's a possibility of MI, you normally don't need to use the 12 or 15 lead monitoring. What they're normally "looking" for is rate and rhythm changes when a patient is on an EKG monitor. What's the difference to the patient? A whole lot of wires and a whole lot of medical stability... The more wires, the less stable the patient will be, from a myocardial standpoint...