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Electrocardiograph

Electrocardiograph

  • Problem - Poor traces on one or more channels
  • Condition - AC Interference
  • Correction:
    • Insure that equipment is properly grounded
    • Other equipment plugged into AC outlet could cause interference. Remove other plugs.
    • Make sure patient is not in contact with any metal objects.
    • Patient should be on a all wood flat table.
  • Problem - Unreadable complexes and wondering base line
  • Condition - Artifact Interference
  • Correction:
    • Insure patient is completely relaxed.
    • Be certain all electrode sites are void of all oil, dead skin, lotion, perfume, etc.
    • Patient cable is draped so as not to cause stress on any individual lead.