Technology | September 03, 2008

New Disposable ECG Leads Fight Infection

hilips has introduced new disposable adult ECG leadwire electrodes designed to be easy to use and to allow patient monitoring products to assist in the prevention of cross-contamination.

Available in three- or five-lead configurations, with metallic or radiolucent wires, the disposable ECG leadwire electrodes are available with AAMI and IEC color coded wires for faster lead placement. The solid-gel electrode technology has an estimated 72-hour wear time and can be repositioned one time. Philips’ disposable ECG leadwire electrodes do not need an adapter as they plug directly into the Philips’ trunk cable, reducing reusable parts in contact with the patient.