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- 1) Measures electrical activity in peripheral nerves, using electromyograph instrument, for use by physician in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders: Explains procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and relieve anxieties during test.
- 2) Rubs electrode paste on patient's skin to ensure contact of electrodes.
- 3) Attaches surface recording electrodes to extremity in which activity is being measured to detect electrical impulse.
- 4) Attaches electrodes to electrode cables or leads connected to EMG instrument and selects nerve conduction mode on EMG.
- 5) Operates EMG instrument to record electrical activity in peripheral nerves.
- 6) Presses button on manually held surface stimulator electrode to deliver pulse and send electrical charge along peripheral nerve.
- 7) Monitors response on oscilloscope and presses button to record nerve conduction velocity.
- 8) Measures and records time and distance between stimulus and response, manually or using computer, and calculates velocity of electrical impulse in peripheral nerve.
- 9) Removes electrodes from patient upon conclusion of test and cleans electrode paste from skin, using alcohol and cotton.
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