Use ECG skin preparation paper (abrasive) to remove dead skin
cells and to improve the conductivity of the electrode site.
Check electrodes for moist gel, and attach to the clips. If you are not
using pre-gelled electrodes, apply electrode gel to the electrodes before
Note— Gel must be moist to provide a good signal.
Place the electrodes on the patient according to the lead placement you
have chosen (see the electrode placement diagrams following). Place the
edge down, then "roll down" the rest of the pad. Press firmly around the
adhesive edge toward the center.
Attach the patient cable to the MX40. An ECG waveform and numeric
appear on the monitor display.
Connecting and Positioning ECG Electrodes
ECG and Arrhythmia Monitoring