Table 1

Time taken to apply the electrodes and to display data for each method of application

ECG leads connected to monitor and then applied to infantECG leads applied to infant and then connected to monitorp Value
Time to apply leads (s)10 (8–12)18 (15–20)<0.001
Time to display ECG waveform from lead application (s)5 (3–8)3 (2–5)0.033
Time to display HR from lead application (s)16 (10–19)12 (9–22)0.596
Total time to display HR (s)26 (21–30)34 (25–40)0.001
  • The values are expressed in median values (IQR).

  • HR, heart rate.