Hearing up to 700 clinical alarms per patient day1 can be exhausting. Trying to interpret and troubleshoot ECG traces can be equally as tiring. 3M can help you identify the different sources of ECG artifact and help you troubleshoot poor trace quality.
Factors that can impact trace quality
This is what a normal ECG reading should look like when hooked up to a healthy patient.
1. Cvach M, Monitor Alarm Fatigue: An Integrative Review, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, July/August 2012, pgs 268-277.
*Skin abrasion is not recommended for pediatric patients