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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 117 - Monitor Technician



5.0 Credits
Anatomy and physiology overview of the heart and conduction system. Normal and abnormal rhythm of the heart with an emphasis on interpretation of single lead electrocardiography in a dynamic environment and recognition of cardiac rhythm that require immediate intervention.
Prerequisite AHE 110, AHE 116, BSTEC 104, BSTEC 129, HIV/AIDS and CPR, all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the role and reporting structure of the Monitor Technician in the clinical environment.
  2. Describe the principles of electronic monitoring in the clinical environment and explain the purpose of monitoring on an ongoing basis.
  3. Describe the principles of electronic monitoring in the clinical environment and explain the purpose of monitoring on an ongoing basis.
  4. Measure and calculate heart rate and rhythm in standard EKGs.
  5. Differentiate between artifact and abnormal rhythm.
  6. Recognize lethal and nonlethal rhythms and state the appropriate actions to be taken.
  7. Access medical resources to acquire up-to-date data.



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