HLT 118 Fundamentals of Electrocardiography

This competency-based course introduces students to the field of electrocardiography. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system, equipment maintenance, patient preparation and education, identification of arrhythmias, performing a 12-lead EKG, and specialized procedures such as exercise electrocardiography, and ambulatory electrocardiography event monitoring. At the completion of this course students will be able to sit for a national EKG certification examination. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, HLT 106, BIO 115, or BIO 233 and BIO 234. Pre or co-requisite: HLT 116 ( or permission of the Program Coordinator for graduates of a direct patient care program.) Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 4 credits Fall, Spring

4 credits
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