Continuous ECG monitoring
Stephen Thomas Clinical Nurse Consultant, Departments of Cardiology Radiology, King's College Hospital, London
In the last of his collectable series on understanding electrocardiograms, Stephen Thomas explains the importance of correct positioning of ECG electrodes for patients who are being continuously monitored
ECG patient monitoring is now regarded as essential in providing a guide to the general condition of a patient. To ensure the best possible recordings, it is important that staff are aware of potential problems when attaching patients to monitors.
Nursing Standard. 5, 40, 32-32. doi: 10.7748/ns.5.40.32.s44