Performing Electrocardiograph (EKG/ECG) Competency Exam

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  • 1. 
    An EKG can be performed by an MA using just a nurse authorization?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    ________ are used to clean the skin prior to placing electrodes on skin surfaces.
    • A. 

      Betadine swabsticks

    • B. 

      Soap and water

    • C. 

      Alcohol pads

  • 3. 
    _______ must be included in the patient identifying information in EKG machine.
    • A. 

      Marital status, DOB, diagnosis and SSN

    • B. 

      Name, DOB, SSN, and gender

    • C. 

      Diagnosis, SSN, DOB and gender

  • 4. 
    An EKG is used to assess the electrical activity of the heart.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If a patient at PHC has chest hair, you can shave the patient with a disposable razor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    When should EKG electrodes be removed from the patient?
    • A. 

      After nurse orders MA to do so.

    • B. 

      Before you leave the room to consult with physician.

    • C. 

      After physician reviews EKG strip.

  • 7. 
    What should be used to secure electroces in place if they do not affix on patient's skin?
  • 8. 
    The EKG machine has how many electrodes?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      11

    • C. 

      10

  • 9. 
    V6 electrode is placed where?
    • A. 

      Left mid-axillary line

    • B. 

      Left anterior axillary line

    • C. 

      Left margin of sternum

  • 10. 
    After EKG is obtained, who is ultimately responsible for interpreting the findings?
    • A. 

      Nurse

    • B. 

      Physician

    • C. 

      Both physican and nurse