EKG Question #19
The nurse is caring for a client who requires application of a three-lead telemetry and the colors of the leads are supplied in white, red, and black (American Heart Assoc color-coding standards). The nurse correctly applies the white lead (RA). Where will the other two leads be placed? (Select all that apply)
- The black lead will be placed on the left ankle (LA) and is not on the illustration
- The Red lead will be placed on lower left (also called Lower Leg) (LL)
- The black lead will be placed on left upper chest wall near left arm (LA)
- The monitors display bipolar leads (I, II, & III)
The three electrode system displays leads I, II, and III, and are placed on the chest wall equi-distant from the heart instead of over limbs. Some leads are red, yellow, and green (European standard color coding). If those colors are present: RA = Red; LA = yellow; LL = green. The nurse must be familiar with policies and which type of lead coding is used.