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Preparing To Monitor Ecg; Skin Preparation; Monitoring Ecg With Pads - Philips HeartStart XL Plus 861290 Instructions For Use Manual

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4: ECG Monitoring

Preparing to Monitor ECG

You can monitor ECG through multifunction electrode pads or ECG electrodes and do a quick look
with external paddles.
NOTE: If monitoring for an extended period of time, monitoring electrodes and multifunction electrode pads
may need to be changed periodically. Refer to the manufacturer's documentation for how often to replace
the monitoring electrodes or pads.

Skin Preparation

Skin is a poor conductor of electricity so proper skin preparation is important to achieving good
electrode/pad-to-skin contact.
To prepare the skin:
Identify the appropriate locations:
For pads – see the pads package.
For electrodes – see
If necessary, clip hair at the site or shave if needed.
Clean and abrade skin at the site.
Dry the site briskly to increase capillary blood flow in the tissues and to remove oil and skin cells.

Monitoring ECG with Pads

To monitor ECG through multifunction electrode pads:
If not preconnected, connect the Therapy cable to the HeartStart XL+ as described in
the Therapy Cable"
Connect the pads to the Therapy cable as described in
on page 8.
Prepare the skin as directed above.
Apply the pads to the patient as described on the pads package.
"Electrode Placement"
on page 45.
on page 7.
Preparing to Monitor ECG
"Connecting Multifunction Electrode Pads"


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