Taking the ECG in the Clinical Medicine student laboratory-male version

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2024

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Stitle, Kyle, Osteopathic Medical Student
Lesage, Kayla, Osteopathic Medical Student
Brown, Sabrina, Osteopathic Medical Student
Mackler, Matt, Osteopathic Medical Student
Loomis, Mario, Associate Professor Clinical Anatomy
Alvarez, Diego, Professor Physiology and Pharmacology

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Abstract

In this episode of the Loomis-Alvarez Medical Video Series, we present a peer-to-peer demonstration of the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) electrode placement in a male student. For a physician, mastering the skill of accurate electrode placement is crucial for obtaining high-quality ECGs. This peer-to-peer tutorial of a hands-on laboratory activity is designed to provide medical students with a practical understanding of the correct electrode placement for a standard 12-lead ECG in a male patient. You will identify all the basic steps from skin preparation, for optimal electrode adhesion and signal transmission, to limb lead placement (positioning of the RA, LA, RL, and LL electrodes on the arms and legs), and chest lead placement (anatomical landmarks for placing electrodes V1-V6 on the chest).

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Master 12-lead ECG electrode placement in male patients with this Loomis-Alvarez Video Series episode! Designed by and for medical students, this video guides viewers through a hands-on learning experience covering essential steps such as skin prep, limb lead positioning (RA, LA, RL, LL), and chest lead placement (V1-V6) using clear anatomical landmarks in a male student. Start practicing electrode placement on your own and master ECG skills. This work has been crafted with the support of Jacob Rivas for video editing. ©2024 CC-BY-NC-ND

Keywords

12-lead ECG electrode placement, EKG learning for medical students, Step-by-step ECG electrode guide, anatomy of ECG electrode positioning

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