ECGs for GPs

As GPs and practice nurses, we often record ECGs ourselves and rely on our own technical skills to make sure that the ECG recording is of high quality. These ECGs may provide critically important information during acute illness, but even if normal they may be later relied upon as baseline or serial ECGs for specialists, perioperative management or ED presentations.

Here are some tips for optimising the quality of the ECGs we record.

Can you add to the information on this page?

This ECG Archive is an academic, non-commercial #FOAMed project aiming to crowdsource a free open access database of ECGs and signs. If you include your personal details such as your name you will be attributed for your contribution, unless you tell us that you don't want this to happen. Personal contact details such as email addresses will not be published but may be used to email you in reply. Full project details and participant information available here.


This quiz draws from a pool of FOAM ECGs, each reused according to the terms of their original Creative Commons licences.