DMS 246 - Cardiovascular Electrocardiogrm ECG/EKG
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Prepare patient and equipment for testing providing patient safety, privacy and confidentiality.
- Demonstrate understanding of proper lead placement for 3-lead and 12-lead ECGs/EKGs.
- Demonstrate knowledge of 3-lead and 12-lead ECG/EKG equipment and troubleshooting scenarios, including care and maintenance of equipment.
- Instruct patient about ECG/EKG procedures.
- Perform 3-lead and 12-lead ECGs/EKGs utilizing proper procedural guidelines and equipment.
- Identify cardiac rhythms obtained from the ECG/EKG exam.
- Cardiac anatomy and physiology
- Waves and measurements for interpretation
- Sinus rhythms
- Atrial rhythms
- Junctional rhythms
- Heart blocks
- Ventricular rhythms
- Pacemakers and Holter Monitors
Textbooks, library resources, journals, videotapes and CDs located in DMS lab and lab equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 03/10/2014
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