Date Published

March 3, 2014

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: What position should patients be in when we are doing do a 12-lead?


 Thanks for the question. The optimal position is one where the patient is semi recumbent, relaxed (to avoid muscle tension), and stationary to limit as much artifact as possible on the 12 lead tracing. That being said, there are a myriad of scene factors that paramedics encounter every day which may limit the ideal positioning therefore as long as a clear 12 lead tracing can be acquired, any reasonable position is acceptable.



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