I'm a student, working on a case study for class. I have a copy of a monitor strip...which appears to have been copied about a dozen times!! My question is this: How much time does each "tick" on the strip indicate? Or, what is the time between each major line on the strip? Thanks for your help.
Jul 29, '03
What kind of monitor strip are you talking about? If you are referring to an EKG monitoring strip, the values given by Smiling Blue eyes would be incorrect.
On an EKG strip the smallest boxes are time values of 0.04 seconds each. The bigger box (5 of the smallest boxes) is 0.2 seconds. That means each it would take 5 of these bigger boxes to make 1 second, etc...
This is standard for regular EKG rhythms strips and 12 lead EKG"s, there are some monitors that will format prinouts differently. say like a 2 hour strip in one page. You can tell this by the size of the QRS. They are very small and "scrunched" together. They do not look like a regular EKG rhythm strip would. These are for detecting variations from normal, such as arrythmias. Perhaps this is what Smiling Blue Eyes was referring to.
If per chance you were speaking of another type of monitor strip, I apologize for the interruption.
Last edit by jenccrn on Jul 29, '03