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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 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, 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. 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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