Aims and objectives. This study was carried out to verify the accuracy of 12-Lead ECG, obtained through a continuous ECG monitoring system with five cables positioned in EASI mode, to identify basic ECG alterations. Background. This study concerns continuous ECG monitoring systems in Coronary Care Units. Continuous ECG monitoring is an important device for nursing surveillance and is useful in decreasing adverse events. Design and method. Thirteen patients admitted consecutively to the Coronary Care Unit for Acute Myocardial Infarction underwent daily and simultaneous recording of a 12-lead ECG using both procedures: EASI ECG and STANDARD ECG. A sample of 1164 ECG leads acquired in EASI mode was compared with a sample of as many ECG leads acquired using the standard procedure with a traditional cardiograph. Results and conclusions. In the Coronary Care Unit, Continous ECG monitoring with five cables positioned in EASI mode is a valid alternative to the standard 12-lead ECG for cardiac rhythm abnormalities detection and for acute myocardial ischemia and old myocardial infarction assessment. Therefore, the EASI system might be advantageous for long-term patient monitoring. Relevance to clinical practice. The EASI system represents a valid device for the nursing surveillance of patients who need continuous ECG monitoring, improves clinical nursing practice in Coronary Care Units, supports the reduction of adverse events such as cardiac arrest and reduces the hospital costs.

A comparison between EASI system 12-lead ECGs and standard 12-lead ECGs for improved clinical nursing practice

LANCIA, Loreto;VITTORINI, PIERPAOLO;ROMANO, SILVIO;PENCO, MARIA
2008-01-01

Abstract

Aims and objectives. This study was carried out to verify the accuracy of 12-Lead ECG, obtained through a continuous ECG monitoring system with five cables positioned in EASI mode, to identify basic ECG alterations. Background. This study concerns continuous ECG monitoring systems in Coronary Care Units. Continuous ECG monitoring is an important device for nursing surveillance and is useful in decreasing adverse events. Design and method. Thirteen patients admitted consecutively to the Coronary Care Unit for Acute Myocardial Infarction underwent daily and simultaneous recording of a 12-lead ECG using both procedures: EASI ECG and STANDARD ECG. A sample of 1164 ECG leads acquired in EASI mode was compared with a sample of as many ECG leads acquired using the standard procedure with a traditional cardiograph. Results and conclusions. In the Coronary Care Unit, Continous ECG monitoring with five cables positioned in EASI mode is a valid alternative to the standard 12-lead ECG for cardiac rhythm abnormalities detection and for acute myocardial ischemia and old myocardial infarction assessment. Therefore, the EASI system might be advantageous for long-term patient monitoring. Relevance to clinical practice. The EASI system represents a valid device for the nursing surveillance of patients who need continuous ECG monitoring, improves clinical nursing practice in Coronary Care Units, supports the reduction of adverse events such as cardiac arrest and reduces the hospital costs.
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