CVT 101 Cardiovascular Technician (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Cardiac anatomy and the conduction system. ECG identification and measurements, action potential curve, basic dysrhythmias, myocardial ischemia and infarction patterns, interpretation techniques of 12 lead ECGs. Holter monitor and exercise stress testing protocols, procedures, and analysis.
Offered in alternate Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe all parts of the cardiac conduction system.
- Outcome 2: Evaluate the purpose and parts of the action potential curve.
- Outcome 3: Diagram and identify all parts of the ECG waves.
- Outcome 4: Describe the normal parameters for all EeG waves and intervals.
- Outcome 5: Measure and determine the heart rate on normal ECGs.
- Outcome 6: Compare and contrast the interpretation of abnormal rhythm strips with the following dysrhythmia: sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular.
- Outcome 7: Summarize the protocols and procedure steps for exercise stress testing.
- Outcome 8: Categorize the types ofECG abnormalities associated with exercise stress testing.
- Outcome 9: Describe patient safety procedures involved with stress testing.
- Outcome 10: Compare and contrast indications and application methods for Holter monitors.
- Outcome 11: Describe techniques for analyzing Holter information.
- Outcome 12: Describe ECG findings associated with cardiac ischemia and infarction patterns.
- Outcome 13: Take and interpret blood pressure readings.