EKG Tech Leads Only

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EKG Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter 2 (Based on textbook ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy, 4th Edition). This is a test over just the leads as discussed in chapter 2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which type of ECG provides continuous cardiac monitoring?
    • A. 

      12-Lead

    • B. 

      Single-lead

    • C. 

      Dual-lead

    • D. 

      Both single and dual lead

  • 2. 
    Six limb leads provide information about the heart's ___________ plane.
  • 3. 
    Bipolar leads require which type of electrode(s) for monitoring?
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Both

  • 4. 
    Unipolar leads record information from one lead and require only one electrode.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The six precordial leads (V1 - V6) provide information about which plane?
    • A. 

      Vertical

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Anterior

    • D. 

      Horizontal

  • 6. 
    A transverse cut through the middle of the heart, provides a superior or inferior view.
    • A. 

      Horizontal

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 7. 
    A _______ refers to a cross-section view of the electrical activity of the heart.
  • 8. 
    A _______ plane refers to a vertical cut through the middle of the heart. Provides an anterior-posterior view.
  • 9. 
    A lead provides a view of the heart's electrical activity between a positive and a negative pole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When electrical current travels toward the negative pole, the waveform deflects mostly ______
    • A. 

      Upward

    • B. 

      Downward

    • C. 

      Depends on electrode placement

  • 11. 
    When the current flows toward the _________ pole, the waveform deflects mostly upward.
  • 12. 
    Leads I, II and III typically produce ________ deflection on ECG tracings.
    • A. 

      Positive

    • B. 

      Negative

    • C. 

      Lead I and II are positive and lead III is negative.

    • D. 

      Depends on lead placement.

  • 13. 
    The five-electrode system uses an exploratory chest lead to monitor modified chest or standard limb leads.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The ____ electrode system uses one positive electrode, one negative electrode and a ground.
  • 15. 
    When using a five-leadwire system, where would you place the green lead?
    • A. 

      LL

    • B. 

      RA

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      RL

  • 16. 
    In a telemetry monitoring system, you can create the same leads as the other systems with just two electrodes and a ground wire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Current flows from:
    • A. 

      Positive to negative

    • B. 

      Negative to positive

    • C. 

      Depends on electrode placement.

  • 18. 
    Which lead provides a view of the heart that shows current moving from right to left?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 19. 
    The negative electrode for lead I is placed which arm or side of the chest?
  • 20. 
    Where is the positive electrode for lead II placed?
    • A. 

      LA

    • B. 

      LL

    • C. 

      RA

  • 21. 
    The current for this lead travels down from the RA to the LL
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

  • 22. 
    When continuous monitoring, the positive electrode for lead II can be placed:
    • A. 

      Before the palpable ribs at the right midclavicular line.

    • B. 

      Below the lowest palpable rib at the right midclavicular line.

    • C. 

      Below the lowest palpable rib at the left midclavicular line.

  • 23. 
    The positive electrode for lead III is placed on the:
  • 24. 
    Where is the negative electrode for lead III placed?
    • A. 

      LL

    • B. 

      RA

    • C. 

      LA

  • 25. 
    Which leads would be used for detecting changes associated with an inferior wall myocardial infarction?
    • A. 

      I & II

    • B. 

      II & III

    • C. 

      I & III

    • D. 

      The augmented leads

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