This BSL PRO lesson describes the hardware and software setup necessary to record a 12-lead ECG.
To record each lead of the standard 12- lead ECG (Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, aVR, aVL, aVF, V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6).
To observe changes in the frontal plane vectors throughout a cardiac cycle.
Tasks Performed by the Student
You will record six 10-second segments, for a total recording of 60 seconds. You will record Lead I, Lead II and a Precordial (chest) lead in six positions (V1 through V6). In addition, Lead III and the “Augmented leads” (aVr, aVl, aVf) will be calculated. Each chest electrode is positive and the whole body is used as the common ground.
Add event markers throughout the recording.
The software automates the calibration procedure for the student. There are no knobs and dials to confuse the student.
Graph template files ensure consistent setup for subsequent Subjects or repeated trials—plus, you can easily add your own lesson plan to the onscreen journal.
The lesson will also work as part of a group study.
Note to BSL 4 Users: In addition to downloading the files below, the .gtl file and lesson PDF can be accessed through the BSL 4 Startup Wizard. Choose “Record or Analyze a Lesson” and then click on the “PRO Lessons” tab to view and open all available PRO Lesson files.
Student Prep & Distance Learning
Click the link(s) below for sample data and/or lesson procedure video(s), BSL PRO Lesson procedures (PDF) for human lessons*, and graph template files (*.gtl) for BSL PRO Lessons. If more than one .gtl is available, download the .gtl with the _suffix to match BSL version and hardware.
This lesson requires a Biopac Student Lab (BSL) System and the following hardware. If your BSL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below. For more details, review the Lesson: L# BSL Lessons - see the Lab Manual or launch BSL; A# and H# BSL PRO Lessons, click the PDF link above to review full setup, recording, and analysis procedures.
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