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  ECG Monitoring Basics
  Angela Dyer-Corso
  May, 2004


A.     Measures the electrical activity of the heart – NOT the mechanical activity.

B.     The complexes should be of normal configuration, consistent size and rate

C.     If the complexes look abnormal

                                                   i.      Alert the Dr.

                                                 ii.      Check the patient!

                                                iii.      Check the lead placement

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