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Electrocardiograph.

The recording and measurement of electrical impulses of the heart

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Amount of electricity

Amplitude

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Length of time

Duration

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The cardiac cycle in a nut shell.

Atriums contact, atriums relax, ventricles contract, ventricles relax, pause

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The letters symbolizing the cardiac cycle.

P, Q, R, S, T

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What does he P symbolize?

SA mode fires causing Atrium contraction

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What does the QRS symbolize?

Ventricles contraction

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What does the T symbolize?

The relaxing of the ventricles

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What are the six types of leads?

I, II, III, AVR, AVL, AVF

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What is the ECG lead most commonly used?

Lead II

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What is the preferred positioning for ECG?

Right lateral recumbency?

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What do we monitor ECG.

Heart disease, post surgical, pre surgical, post trauma

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What can we use for electrical conduction?

Alcohol, ultrasonic gel

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What are we looking for?

A normal wave

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ECG

Electrocardiograph