What are ECG and monitoring electrodes?
Medical electrodes convert the energy of ionic currents in the body into electric current that can be amplified for the purpose of diagnosis. Electrodes are used for a variety of medical procedures and check-ups. Used with monitoring systems, they are reliable predictors of disorders and ailments. Medical electrodes are used in electrocardiography or ECG to record the electric activity of the heart, to diagnose the heart rate, the regularity of heart beats and determine the effect of medication. The onset of various forms of heart disease can be predicted through ECG recordings using the readings to calculate the size and position measurements of the different chambers of the heart. Monitoring electrodes are used for general monitoring purposes like treadmill test, intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring and critical care unit (CCU) monitoring.
What are the precautions to the use of ECG and monitoring electrodes?
ECG and monitoring electrodes should only be used by or in consultation with a medical practitioner. Practice cautionary care during removal of the electrodes to avoid skin damage, especially for patients with fragile skin like the elderly and small children. The patient’s ECG or monitoring electrodes should be replaced as soon as they lose their adhesive properties.The electrodes should not be applied directly over open wounds, infected or inflamed areas. Electrodes should be placed away from any electro-surgical areas to minimize unwanted radio frequency current flow during operations.
A range of ECG and monitoring electrodes are available on Smart Medical Buyer at great discounted prices
SMB offers a wide range of ECG and monitoring electrodes from leading manufacturers like 3M Healthcare, Arrow and Romsons. The ECG and monitoring electrodes are available in both square and round shapes. Due to the high demand of the products in this category, some of the products may be eligible for next-day despatch. ECG and monitoring electrodes are also available for purchase on the Smart Medical Buyer apps for android and iOS