2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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AHE 114 - Electrocardiography Technician

4.0 Credits
Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and the role of the electrocardiography in patient assessment. Prerequisite
AHE 110, 116, BSTEC 104, 129, HIV/AIDS and CPR all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent. Corequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe cardiovascular disease and its related risk factors.
  2. Describe the major cardiac veins and arteries, heart chambers, valves, cardiac muscle and coronary blood supply.
  3. Locate and determine heart position to accurately place electrodes.
  4. Describe the physiological processes governing the cardiovascular system.
  5. Determine the origin and measurement of common EKG intervals, segments, heart rate and normal sinus rhythm.
  6. Identify commonly used cardiac drugs.
  7. Demonstrate safe and effective EKG testing procedures, patient preparation, and explanation of test to patient.
  8. Explain why different leads are included in the standard twelve-lead EKG.
  9. Describe the electronic concept of twelve-lead, three-channel and single channel EKG machines, patient and equipment grounding, maintenance and repair.
  10. Identify common cardiac arrhythmias.

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