Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience
Electrocardiography Technician (ECG/EKG) AH 202
72 hours (20 weeks).
April 2017 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: define terminology relating to the heart, its basic anatomy, and physiology of the Cardiovascular System; explain how an EKG uses electrical conduction to get readings on the function of the heart—concepts of cardiac polarization, depolarization, and repolarization; identify, apply, and use medical instrumentation modalities; correlate the actions of the heart represented by the p wave, PR interval, QRS complex, and T-wave; calculate a heart rate from an EKG rhythm strip; perform EKG waveform analysis which includes interpreting cardiac of the following rhythms: sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, ventricular rhythms, junctional rhythms, Heart Blocks, and interpreting artificial pacemaker rhythms; recognize EKG findings of Myocardial Infarction and ischemia; demonstrate proper EKG lead placement to perform a 12-lead EKG; perform stress testing; demonstrate Holter Monitoring lead placement, procedure, and analysis; explain the interventions intended to correct the effects of insufficient tissue perfusion associated with dysrhythmia; describe symptoms of common cardiac diseases; identify the legal and ethical responsibilities of an EKG technician; demonstrate patient care techniques used in a health care facility; and describe cardiovascular drugs, their actions, use, and adverse effects.
This course covers preparing patients for procedures, operating machines, measuring and recording heart rates and rhythms including arrhythmia, vital signs, medical terms, anatomy, and physiology. Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent recommended.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Allied Health (4/22).