Fact 11 – Where should the Return Electrode pad NOT be placed?


Disposable Return Electrode pad SHOULD NOT be placed over:

  • Bony prominence
  • Implanted metal prosthesis
  • Areas distal to a tourniquet
  • Scar tissue
  • Hairy surfaces
  • Pressure areas/ points


A Almofada de Aterramento cirúrgica não deve ser colocada sobre:

– Proeminências ósseas

– Implantes metálicos

– Área distal ao torniquete

– Tecido cicatrizado

– Superfície peluda

– Áreas ou pontos de pressão



GOSH NHS – Surgical Diathermy

Criscitelli EdD RN, Theresa. Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell: Volume 1 (p. 135). Springer Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.


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