SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Chart paper

All Wales Contract: ECG Electrodes, Diathermy plates, Defib pads
Sterility Status: Non Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


Paper (either in rolls or separate sheets) marked with grid for use with medical recorder machines (such as ECG monitors for example). Paper isoften chemical/thermal (a chemical reaction occurs when the paper is heated which leads to a colour change) which prevents fading over time. Some recordings are required to be archived for many years.

A range of sizes to fit particular machines are available. For example, machines require rolls of paper with a specific thickness and internal spool diameter. Many medical recorder machines require chart paper which is specific to the machine.

Please note: Chart paper for foetal monitors must be archival (i.e. readable for 20 years)


Key areas where used

Method of use

Roll of paper (or sheet) is placed into the machineprior to a recording.


Sizes Required


Coding SystemCodeDescription
NSV FDK222/719/058/105 Paper ECG recording foetal
NSV FDK002/525 Paper defibrillator recording
NSV ECG1234, FDK105/100 Paper ECG recording
NSV FDQ295 Paper Spirometer recording

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand NameProduct CodeManufacturer
ECG recording paper for HP Pagewriter 200 M1709A Chartrite
ECG recording paper (archival) for MAC 5000 A4 9402035 Chartrite
Foetal ECG paper for Sonicaid Meridian 84008003 Chartrite
Defibrillator paper for Codemaster (50 mm thermal paper) 804700 Chartrite
Defibrillator paper (Stripechart) for LifePak Defib 11240-0000116 Medtronic Ltd
Spirometer paper for Vitalograph (200 sheets) DVG/0066/1074 Chartrite

Revision Details

EditorPete Phillips
Revision No 1.10
Revision date2008/09/18

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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting forpurchasers in the NHS in Wales, and shouldnot be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturersof the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes onlyand should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.