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placement of the RL limb lead (ekg)

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Frank Nutter, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Frank Nutter

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    It makes no sense to put RL on the right leg. It is a ground wire, we could put it on the pt's forehead and get the same trace.

    The LL/RL convention only creates more potential for error, because even though RL location doesn't matter, LL does. Switching them and putting LL on the right leg would affect the electrical axis. I say put them both on the left leg, right next to each other. One less thing to screw up.

    That's my random idea for the day.
     
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