ECGT 101 ECG Technician I (4)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to the cardiovascular system and related terminology. Emphasis on basic rhythm identification, calculation of wave forms, and cardiac disease states. Patient preparation, running, mounting and basic interpretation of 12 lead, single and three channel ECG tracings.
Formerly EKGT 101
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and the cardiac conduction system.
- Outcome 2: Analyze the parts of the electrocardiography wave forms and correlate each with the cardiac cycle.
- Outcome 3: Calculate heart rate and complete measurements of all waveforms and intervals.
- Outcome 4: Describe the electrocardiographic characteristics of a normal ECG pattern and those associated with cardiac arrhythmias including sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular arrhythmias
- Outcome 5: Demonstrate the correct placement of ECG electrodes on a patient, run, mount and provide basic interpretation of a 12 lead tracing.