SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Electrode ECG (with pre-attached leads)

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


Small electrodes (often micro-porus) usually with a solid conductive hydrogel on the underside although wet gel versions exist. These electrodes possess pre-attached leads. Leads of various lengths are available and come with different size connectors. Leads can possess connectors of 1.5, 2, 3, 4 or 5 mm. Most are xray translucent but not all are also MRI safe.


Key areas where used

  • SCBU and other ward areas

Method of use

The peel-off backing is removed from the electrode, positioned on the patient and leads are attached to the appropriate ECG machine.

Please note-most disposable ECG electrodes are suitable for short or long term use. They are used for a variety of tests including stress, ambulatory and bedside monitoring.


  • A variety of presentations are available, for example, loose in bags of 10 and 25 or in strips of 5 or 6

Sizes Required

  • Leads of different lengths available (50 and 80 cm common). 1.5, 2, 3, 4 and 5mm connectors available


Coding System Code Description
NSV FDK0329/0131 FDI0104 Electrode ECG with lead wire Neonatal/premature
NSV FDK135 Electrode ECG radiotranslucent with lead wire adult

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Blue sensor (solid gel, 4 mm connector and 50 cm length cable, neonatal) BRS-50-A Ambu
Blue sensor (solid gel, 1.5 mm connector and 50 cm length cable, neonatal) BRS-50-K Ambu
Blue sensor (wet gel, 4 mm connector and 80 cm length cable, adult) QR-80-A Ambu


Revision Details

Editor Pete Phillips
Revision No 1.10
Revision date 2008/11/20

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes requiredin this datacard.


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.

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