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Once we are happy that we have got a diagnostic quality ECG, we can then start to remove the electrodes from the patient. This can be a little bit uncomfortable, and as like removing a plaster, the quicker it is done the better, but you should warn your patient that it might be a little bit uncomfortable. Always remove the chest leads first, and then you can keep monitoring the patient's ECG rhythm throughout your journey to hospital. And then keep our patient's dignity, keep him warm. Always dispose of these electrodes in a clinical waste bin, as they are single-use only and present an infection risk if used again. Our decision to remove the limb leads will depend on our patient. We would often leave them on for continuous monitoring, but on arrival at our destination, we may opt to take the monitor, still connected to the patient, into the department or onto the ward. In a patient that is stable, where we do not suspect any further difficulties arising, we may opt to remove the limb leads at this point. You may also wish to just inform your patient that they may have a little rash or something forming underneath where the electrodes have been, but that will fade with time.