How to Put ECG Leads on a Chest

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About this course

The EKG (electrocardiogram) is used to measure a patient’s heart’s electrical activity. The test is commonly used to check for many heart conditions, from coronary heart disease to a heart arrhythmia. If you’re a medical professional, you may find yourself needing to attach the 10 EKG leads to a patient’s chest. Out of the 10 leads, 6 are positioned on the patient’s chest, and 4 of the leads are set on the patient’s limbs. It’s important that you position the leads correctly since incorrect lead placement can cause improper diagnosis or result in incorrect analysis of the test.


  • You will learn how to correctly place EKG leads on a patient


What you will learn

  • You will learn how to correctly place EKG leads on a patient

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Preparing the patient

Positioning the Chest Leads

Positioning the Extremity Leads

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