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E K G TECHNICIAN

EKG TECHNICIAN STUDY GUIDE PATIENT & TESTING

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PATIENT PREPARATION PATIENT HISTORY INCLUDES ALL SURGERIES, ESPECIALLY NOTING ANYTHING **** HEART RELATED *****!!!! MEDICATIONS ALL Rx & OTC, EDUCATION, DESCRIBE TESTING, ASK QUESTIONS, EXPLAIN WHAT IS DONE EXACTLY, ASK TO REMOVE ANY ELECTRICAL DEVICES
WHAT IS THE E K G TEST THE E K G TEST IS A DIAGNOSTIC TEST THAT ALLOWS THE DR TO ASSESS THE ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY OF YOUR HEART. NON INVASIVE , ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO GET READY AND PERFORM TEST.
LATEX OR RUBBER HAVE YOU EVER HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO EITHER OF THOSE THINGS
CELL PHONES, 2 WAY RADIOS I WILL NEED YOU TO TURN OFF ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR POCKETS OR ON YOUR PERSON PLEASE,
ELECTRODE PLACEMENT I WILL BE PLACING X # OF ELECTRODES ON VARIOUS PARTS OF YOUR BODY, THEY ALLOW THE LEADS TO SEND THE INFORMATION TO THE E K G MACHINE
POSITIONING I WILL NEED YOU TO LAY FLAT ON YOUR BACK AND TRY YOUR BEST TO BE STILL, IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT 10 SECONDS , FOR THE MACHINE TO GET AN ACCURATE READING, PLEASE DO NOT HOLD THE HAND RAILS.
REACTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY IF YOU BEGIN HAVING ITCHING, SWELLING OR REDNESS AT THE ELECTRODE SITES.
SIDE EFFECTS THERE ARE NO SIDE EFFECTS TO THIS TEST
2 YEARS OLD CHILDREN LESS THAN 2 GET TESTED ON RIGHT SIDE
WHO CAN YOU DISCUSS THE TEST WITH ONLY THOSE DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT.
NORMAL ADULT VITAL SIGNS HR 60-100/Bpm RESPRITORY Rate 12-20/min O2 SAT 95-100% SYSTOLE 90-120 DIASTOLE 60-90 TEMP 96.4-99.1
CHILDREN 6-12 YEARS OF AGE VITALS HR 70-120Bpm, RESP RATE 18-30/min, 02 SAT 95-100%, BP N/A TEMP 96.4-99.1
CHILD 1-5 HR 80-150Bpm, RESP 24-34/min, 02 SAT 95-100%, BP N/A TEMP 96.4 - 99.1
INFANTS UNDER 1 HR 100-160Bpm, RESP RATE 30-60/min, 02 SAT > 70%, TEMP 96.4 -99.1
FIRST PROTOCOL STEP IDENTIFY YOURSELF TO THE PATIENT ASK HIS/HER NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH CHECK WRISTBAND WHILE PUTTING ON GLOVES
PATIENT LABEL PREPINTED STICKY LABEL THAT IS PLACED ON MEDICAL RECORDS AND TESTS PERFORMED, SPECIMENS, ETC TO IDENTIFY THOSE ITEMS AS BELONGING TO THAT PARTICULAR PATIENT.
Created by: vondasutton