Trick of the trade: Quieting the shaky EKG tracing
How can you eliminate this artifact? (No cheating with rocuronium.)
Trick of the Trade
Have the patient sit on his/her hands.
Although I haven’t tried this myself, this trick apparently works for people with upper extremity tremors and movement disorders. Has anyone used this trick? It’s been referenced in: Burdick E350 Operating Manual. Milton, Wis: Siemens Burdick, Inc; 1990.
Thanks to Brooke, RN for this tip, and Alex for being a hand-sitting model!
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