Infant with 3M™ Red Dot™ ECG Electrodes attached to chest

3M™ Red Dot™ ECG Electrodes The right electrode matters.

Introducing the optimized 3M™ Red Dot™ ECG Electrodes portfolio.

Electrodes are the first link in patient monitoring. They come in dozens of combinations of size, backing, adhesive strength, and packaging options, making the right choice difficult. That’s why we’ve optimized our 3M™ Red Dot™ ECG Electrodes Portfolio to provide the right electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes for a variety of patients, skin types, and monitoring situations. We’ve created a streamlined, yet comprehensive selection to help clinicians quickly choose the right electrodes without compromising quality or clinical need.

Standardization with Red Dot electrodes can help your facility:



  • Reduce overall usage and waste
  • Reduce the number of SKUs across departments
  • Gain better control over inventory management
  • Increase staff productivity
  • Support patient care


To help you choose the right ECG electrode, we developed a Red Dot electrode comparison chart. The chart provides details on each Red Dot electrode, such as adhesive strength and type of backing. It’s helpful guidance on what to use, and when.

When selecting the optimal electrode for your situation, know the 3M difference. Reach for the Red.

Download our ECG Electrodes Product Comparison Chart (PDF, 700.28 KB)

Monitoring shouldn’t be a cause for alarm.

  • patient wearing electrodes

    Is Cross-Contamination an Issue in your ICU and Isolation Rooms?

    With nurses hearing up to 700 patient monitoring alarms per day1, alarm fatigue is a critical issue. One contributing factor: electrodes that come loose or unstuck. With the optimal adhesion of 3M Red Dot Electrodes, you can connect with confidence, meet protocols, and keep patients safe. 3M can help your facility champion safe, continuous patient monitoring with in-service training materials; and by troubleshooting factors that can affect an ECG trace that leads to false alarms.

    Take on alarm fatigue with our application in-service training materials

    Learn more about clinical alarm fatigue

Electrodes packaging

The optimized Red Dot electrodes portfolio gives you 13 high-performing options.


1. Cvach, M., "Monitor Alarm Fatigue: An Integrative Review", Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, July/Aug 2012, 268-277