Dec 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

DMS 246 - Cardiovascular Electrocardiogrm ECG/EKG

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 104  or DMS 125  

This course provides the student with the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed for competency in performing and interpreting Cardiovascular Electrocardiograms (ECG/EKG). Emphasis is on the anatomy of the heart, the conduction system and cardiac rhythms. The student will develop the skills needed for 12-lead ECGs/EKGs and 3-lead recording techniques, which include patient preparation, correct lead placement, mounting of strips and the care and maintenance of equipment and rhythm recognition. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Prepare patient and equipment for testing providing patient safety, privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of proper lead placement for 3-lead and 12-lead ECGs/EKGs.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of 3-lead and 12-lead ECG/EKG equipment and troubleshooting scenarios, including care and maintenance of equipment.
  4. Instruct patient about ECG/EKG procedures.
  5. Perform 3-lead and 12-lead ECGs/EKGs utilizing proper procedural guidelines and equipment.
  6. Identify cardiac rhythms obtained from the ECG/EKG exam.
Listed Topics
  1. Cardiac anatomy and physiology
  2. Electrophysiology
  3. Waves and measurements for interpretation
  4. Sinus rhythms
  5. Atrial rhythms
  6. Junctional rhythms
  7. Heart blocks
  8. Ventricular rhythms
  9. Pacemakers and Holter Monitors
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videotapes and CDs located in DMS lab and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 03/10/2014

Course and Section Search

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)