My son had to wear one for seven day, i dont think he could shower in that time.....not that he washes much anyway....you can wash though.
The only thing that he found annoying was the sticky things that were attached to him.
I have had a holter monitor on and you can't have a bath or shower. I just had a wipe over with a flannel. I had to be careful getting dressed/un-dressed so as not to pull the sticky tabs off me. When I went to bed I tried not to move around too much for the same reason - but they stayed on the whole 48 hours ( the sticky is quite strong on them ).
A holter monitor records all arrythmia activity with a heart for 24 hours
and then the monitor is either downloaded into a print image or has the tape
removed from it and a reader prints out the image as a very long EKG for the
physician to review. There are two basic kinds of monitors: digital and
tape. Most digitals are set up for 24 hours, although some can be set for
48. Some tapes are 24 hours - thereby requiring the patient switch out the
cassette tape after the first 24 hours and insert the second tape and at the
end of the 48 hours, go back to the doctor's office, remove the leads from
the patient's chest and torso and they "read" the tapes and print the image.
The codes 93224 and 93230 both pertain to a 24 hour monitor - although most
carriers are now paying for 48 hours continuous reading as two units of the
24 hour monitor, including Medicare.
The reason I know about these is because I put these into physician offices
AT NO CHARGE to the clinic or physician and the physician bills out with one
hookup fee and either one or two interpretation fees (depending on whether
it was 24 hour or 48 hour) and the company I work with that provides the
monitors and converts the data to paper (or electronic image if the doctor
prefers it) bills the patient's insurance - so that the physician has no
expense - yet still helps the patient and makes money.