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The V-Quick patch versus the standard 12-lead ECG system: time is the essence.

Lateef F, Annathurai A, Loh TT - Int J Emerg Med (2008)

Bottom Line: The final ECG printouts were then compared by two blinded, independent assessors for several set criteria.The V-Quick patch system was proved to be significantly faster than the standard 12-lead system in the acquisition of the ECG in both male and female volunteers.The time taken in male volunteers was also noted to be significantly faster than in female volunteers.

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Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore. fatimah.abd.lateef@sgh.com.sg

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The V-Quick patch template system is compared with the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition technique in this paper. The objectives of the study were: (a) to study and compare the time taken to produce the printed 12-lead ECG and (b) to look at the level of agreement when the ECGs were compared by two blinded, independent assessors.

Methods: One hundred and fifty each of male and female volunteers signed an informed consent form to participate in the clinical study. Nurses were put through a 4-h training session to familiarise themselves with the V-Quick patch system. The timings were measured with a stopwatch with the specific start and end points defined. The final ECG printouts were then compared by two blinded, independent assessors for several set criteria.

Results: The V-Quick patch system was proved to be significantly faster than the standard 12-lead system in the acquisition of the ECG in both male and female volunteers. The time taken in male volunteers was also noted to be significantly faster than in female volunteers.

Conclusion: The two assessors shared a 100% agreement level when comparing the ECGs acquired by both techniques in the same individual (intra-assessor agreement) and when each ECG was read by the two assessors separately (inter-assessor agreement).

No MeSH data available.


The V-Quick patch placement system
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Fig1: The V-Quick patch placement system

Mentions: The V-Quick patch system is packaged with one guide template with the four replaceable limb lead electrodes. The electrodes were pre-gelled for a simple peel-and-stick application. The guide template has the flexibility to accommodate different body sizes and geometries by allowing the movement of each (praecordial) electrode along the guide to attain the best suit for the recommended position (Figs. 1 and 2). The staff involved were put through a 4-h training programme for familiarisation.Fig. 1


The V-Quick patch versus the standard 12-lead ECG system: time is the essence.

Lateef F, Annathurai A, Loh TT - Int J Emerg Med (2008)

The V-Quick patch placement system
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig1: The V-Quick patch placement system
Mentions: The V-Quick patch system is packaged with one guide template with the four replaceable limb lead electrodes. The electrodes were pre-gelled for a simple peel-and-stick application. The guide template has the flexibility to accommodate different body sizes and geometries by allowing the movement of each (praecordial) electrode along the guide to attain the best suit for the recommended position (Figs. 1 and 2). The staff involved were put through a 4-h training programme for familiarisation.Fig. 1

Bottom Line: The final ECG printouts were then compared by two blinded, independent assessors for several set criteria.The V-Quick patch system was proved to be significantly faster than the standard 12-lead system in the acquisition of the ECG in both male and female volunteers.The time taken in male volunteers was also noted to be significantly faster than in female volunteers.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore. fatimah.abd.lateef@sgh.com.sg

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The V-Quick patch template system is compared with the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition technique in this paper. The objectives of the study were: (a) to study and compare the time taken to produce the printed 12-lead ECG and (b) to look at the level of agreement when the ECGs were compared by two blinded, independent assessors.

Methods: One hundred and fifty each of male and female volunteers signed an informed consent form to participate in the clinical study. Nurses were put through a 4-h training session to familiarise themselves with the V-Quick patch system. The timings were measured with a stopwatch with the specific start and end points defined. The final ECG printouts were then compared by two blinded, independent assessors for several set criteria.

Results: The V-Quick patch system was proved to be significantly faster than the standard 12-lead system in the acquisition of the ECG in both male and female volunteers. The time taken in male volunteers was also noted to be significantly faster than in female volunteers.

Conclusion: The two assessors shared a 100% agreement level when comparing the ECGs acquired by both techniques in the same individual (intra-assessor agreement) and when each ECG was read by the two assessors separately (inter-assessor agreement).

No MeSH data available.