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EKG Acquisition Quiz (NHA)
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An EKG technician is preparing to perform an exercise stress test for a patient. Which of the following actions should the technician take?
Shave areas with excess body hair before applying electrodes.
An EKG technician is preparing to apply leads to a patient who is scheduled for a five-lead Holter monitoring. In which of the following locates hours the technician apply the ground electrode?
Right lower abdomen
An EKG technician is preparing to perform a standard 12-lead EKG. In which of the following locations should the technician place the electrode for lead V1?
Forth intercostal space at the right sternal border
Which of the following can result in an interrupted baseline on a patient's EKG tracing?
Corroded lead wires
Following best practices, how frequently should an EKG technician disinfect lead wires and clips?
After each use
An EKG technician is preparing a patient for an exercise stress test. Which of the following describes the correct lead placement for this procedure?
Limb leads are placed on the torso.
An EKG technician is performing a 12-lead EKG on a patient who had a below-the-knee amputation of the left leg. Which of the following actions should the technician take?
Place both leg electrodes on the patient's thighs.
An EKG technician is preparing to perform. CPR on an adult patient who is unresponsive. Which of the following sites should the technician use to palpate the patient's pulse prior to initiating CPR?
Which of the following patient conditions during stress testing would require emergency intervention by an EKG technician?
Which of the following changes to the settings of the EKG machine will double the height of the tracing it produces?
An EKG technician applies a pulse oximetry device to a patient who is understanding a stress test. The pulse oximetry device provides information about which of the following test parameters?
An EKG technician is reviewing an EKG tracing and notices that the calibration mark measures 10mm high and 10 mm wide. The technician should expect to find that the machine is using which of the following settings?
An EKG technician notes that the tracing on an EKG is drifting away from the center of the paper. This is an example of which of the following artifacts?
An EKG technician notes a positive deflection of the waveforms on lead aVR on a patient's standard 12-lead EKG tracing. Which of the following steps should the technician take?
Verify lead and electrode placement
Which of the following is a type of continuous monitoring performed in an inpatient health care facility?
Which of the following leads is located at the intersection of the midclavicular line and fifth intercostal space for a standard 12-lead EKG?
An EKG technician is preparing a patient who has Parkinson's disease for an EKG. Which of the following actions should the technician take to reduce artifacts associated with tremors caused by Parkinson's disease?
Have the patient place their hands palms-down under their buttocks.
An EKG technician is preparing to apply electrodes prior to performing an EKG. Which of the following is a recommended method of removing oil and dirt form the patient's skin prior to electrode placement?
Use alcohol wipes
An EKG technician is preparing to apply electrodes and leads for a patient who has a prescription for a Holter monitor. Which of the following actions should the technician take?
Apply tape to lead wires
An EKG technician is performing a 12-lead EKG for a patient who has dextrocardia. In which of the following locations should the technician place the electrode for lead V5?
Right anterior axillary line, fifth intercostal space
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