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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 18, 2018
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 , 116 , BSTEC 104 , 129 , HIV/AIDS & CPR all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent. Permit code required.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe cardiovascular disease and its related risk factors. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Describe the major cardiac veins and arteries, heart chambers, valves, cardiac muscle and coronary blood supply. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Locate and determine heart position to accurately place electrodes. [REASON]
  4. Describe the physiological processes governing the cardiovascular system. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Determine the origin and measurement of common EKG intervals, segments, heart rate and normal sinus rhythm. [REASON]
  6. Identify commonly used cardiac drugs. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Demonstrate safe and effective EKG testing procedures, patient preparation, and explanation of test to patient. [ACT]
  8. Explain why different leads are included in the standard twelve-lead EKG. [COMMUNICATE]
  9. Describe the electronic concept of twelve-lead, three-channel and single channel EKG machines, patient and equipment grounding, maintenance and repair. [COMMUNICATE]
  10. Identify common cardiac arrhythmias. [REASON]

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