Table of Contents

Prelims; Contents; Preface; About the Authors; Chapter 1 An introduction to electrocardiography; Chapter 2 Electrocardiographic anatomy; Chapter 3 Positioning the patient and locatingelectrode positions; Chapter 4 Skin preparation; Chapter 5 ECG Electrodes; Chapter 6 Understanding the lead system and colour codesused for ECG recording; Chapter 7 Understanding ECG equipment, specificationstandards and setting choices for recording ECGs; Chapter 8 Recording and checking the ECG; Chapter 9 Recognising and reducing artifactin the ECG recording; Chapter 10 The computer generated report. Chapter 11 Archiving recordsChapter 12 Introduction to quality control in ECG recording; Chapter 13 Infection control in ECG recording; Chapter 14 Training and continuing professional development; Answers to key review questions; Index. Practical Aspects of ECG Recording is for everyone who records or teaches ECGs. Most electrocardiography courses and textbooks skim over recording and place their main emphasis on interpretation. The purpose of this book is to shift the focus firmly back onto good recording technique as the fundamental starting point for developing ECG competency. Although the chapters are self-contained, pedagogical aids provide an opportunity to deepen learning through the integration of accumulated skills and knowledge. Each chapter contains review and comprehension questions, and key points which test the