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An introduction to electrocardiogram monitoring.
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PMID:  20070813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this paper is to provide an introduction to electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring. The objectives are to: define an ECG; describe how the ECG relates to cardiac contraction, with specific reference to the conduction system of the heart; recognize sinus rhythm; list the indications for ECG monitoring; discuss the important features of a modern bedside cardiac monitor; describe where to position ECG electrodes; outline a suggested procedure for ECG monitoring; discuss the infection control issues related to ECG monitoring.
Phil Jevon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing in critical care     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1478-5153     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Crit Care     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-14     Completed Date:  2010-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808649     Medline TA:  Nurs Crit Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Manor Hospital, Moat Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 9 PS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Critical Care / methods*
Electrocardiography / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*,  nursing*
Equipment Design
Heart Conduction System
Infection Control / methods
Monitoring, Physiologic* / methods,  nursing
Myocardial Contraction
Nurse's Role
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Selection

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