CVT 110 Cardiovascular Skills (7)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Practice in the classroom setting and clinical locations performing and measuring ECGs, taking blood pressures, practice setting up and performing exercise stress testing. Learn technical imaging skills to perform echocardiograms and manipulate ultrasound system instrumentation.
Offered in alternate Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Perform single channel and 12 lead ECGs
- Outcome 2: Measure ECG intervals and interpret the rhythm.
- Outcome 3: Know how to perform methods to take a blood pressure.
- Outcome 4: Perform exercise stress tests in the classroom setting.
- Outcome 5: Interpret exercise stress test ECG results.
- Outcome 6: Perform echocardiogram using all cardiac windows and obtaining standard views.
- Outcome 7: Identify the cardiac structures seen in each 2D view.
- Outcome 8: Perform measurements to all 2D images.
- Outcome 9: Manipulate the instrumentation of multiple ultrasound systems: gain, depth, compression, TGC scale, digital loops, acquisition methods.
- Outcome 10: Apply appropriate pulse wave (PW) Doppler, continues wave (CW) Doppler and color flow Doppler interrogation to each echo view.
- Outcome 11: Identify the parts of the Doppler display for each interrogation location.
- Outcome 12: Complete computer interpretation for preliminary reports.
- Outcome 13: Demonstrate patient care and patient positioning techniques.