Chapter 10. Recording a 12 Lead ECG

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hon), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Published Online: 4 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch10

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jevon, P. (2009) Recording a 12 Lead ECG, in ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch10

Author Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181624

Online ISBN: 9781444318388

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Keywords:

  • 12 lead ECG recording principles;
  • indications for 12 lead ECG recording;
  • electrocardiograph or ECG machine;
  • intercostal pace location for chest leads;
  • alternative chest lead placements;
  • chest leads - labelled V3R to V6R;
  • standard calibration and standard 12 lead ECG recordings;
  • Einthoven's triangle;
  • 12 lead ECG - diagnostic tool in heart disease management;
  • ECG waveform configuration and ECG lead monitoring

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Common Indications for Recording a 12 Lead ECG

  • Procedure for Recording a Standard 12 Lead ECG

  • Ensuring Accuracy, Quality and Standardisation when Recording a 12 Lead ECG

  • What the Standard 12 Lead ECG Records

  • Chapter Summary

  • References