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5-Lead ECG Placement and Cardiac Monitoring

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An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a non-invasive method of monitoring the electrophysiology of the heart. Electrodes are placed on the patient’s torso, and the electrical activity of the heart is measured from several leads (voltage difference between electrodes). 5-lead monitoring uses five electrodes.

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In order to accurately and correctly assess a patient using 5-lead monitoring, it is necessary to understand how ECG works, know how to prepare the patient and follow the standardised system for electrodes and their placement.

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Doug Dennis
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Excellent resource, clearly explained underlying rationales
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Angela Brannan
22 Apr 2020
this resource cemented some knowledge that I already had. It also added to my knowledge by explaining what each lead represented and the correct preparation a positioning of the leads.
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Natasha Ingham
11 Jun 2022
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Very helpful, easily understood
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Jeanette Kenning
01 May 2020
Simple but effective demonstration of 5 lead cardiac monitoring.
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Ruth Curtis
21 Apr 2020
clear and concise
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Bronwyn Kriek
02 May 2020
Very clear presentation.
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Lance Dean
02 Jan 2022
Relevant resource.
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Amanda Small
01 May 2020
This is a good base for ECG monitoring
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25 Jul 2020
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