Lifepak 15 tips and tricks
EMS can determine when to administer nitroglycerine by utilizing the Lifepak 15 – placing EKG electrodes on the wrists and ankles in anticipation of running a full 12-lead EKG
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue District (Fla.) Captain Steve Campana provides some tips for treating patients with chest pain. EMS can determine when to administer nitroglycerine quickly and effectively by utilizing the Lifepak 15 – placing EKG electrodes on the wrists and ankles in anticipation of running a full 12-lead EKG.
Learn more about EKG interpretation with these resources:
- Moving beyond the 'standard' 12-lead EKG
- Training Day: Mastering the 12-lead
- EKG interpretation checklists
- Video: 12-lead EKG interpretation tips
This article was originally posted Mar. 5, 2015. It has been updated.
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