Cardiovascular Technology

CAVT 1002 MEDICAL PHYSICS (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: Program Admission; MATH 1111, ENGL 1101, PHYS 1110, PHYS 1110L,
BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L
In this course the student is introduced to theory of medical instrumentation and physics found in the cardiovascular sciences. Performance of laboratory procedure is used to reinforce understanding of biomedical applications of equipment and uses as well as proper technique in safety. Topics include: electrical circuit theory, hospital equipment safety and medical instruments and equipment.

CAVT 1020 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATON I (15-90-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: CAVT 1021, CAVT 1080
This course includes an intensive study of the role of the Cardiovascular Technology student in the various diagnostic invasive cardiac catheterization procedures such as right and left heart procedures, temporary pacemakers, Swan-Ganz catheters, and coronary angioplasty. This includes identification of angiographic images and data as well as basic principles, special techniques in cardiac catheterization, and interventional techniques. Additional topics include emergency life support, cardiac pharmacology, and cardiac pathology and advance cardiac life support.

CAVT 1021 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION CLINICAL I (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: CAVT 1020, CAVT 1080
Clinical prep will provide hands-on experience and will serve as an introduction to the competencies, rotations, and expectations of the student while in the cardiac catheterization lab in a student capacity. Topics include: ethical and legal behavior in the catheterization laboratory, environmental safety in the catheterization laboratory, clinical orientation, monitoring skills, and basic life support. The student will perform and complete various competencies to prepare for the clinical experience in each rotation.

CAVT 1030 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY AND CARDIAC ANATOMY (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission; MATH 1111, ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L,
BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L
This course introduces the concepts essential in the performance and interpretation of 12-lead EKG and heart sounds. As a study of the anatomy, physiology, structural relationships, and the pathophysiology of the human heart and vascular system, the course concentrates on specialized terminology, cardiac and vascular anatomy, and electrophysiology. Topics include: heart anatomy, circulatory system, heart electrical system, physical heart defects, electrocardiograph, preparation for various electrocardiographic examinations, physical principles and pathophysiology of heart sounds, exercise physiology, stress testing, Holter monitoring, cardiac pacemakers, and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Laboratory experience will be provided.

CAVT 1080 ADVANCED HEMODYNAMICS AND CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: CAVT 1030
The student is introduced to various forms of invasive monitoring. Various forms of invasive access are studied, including right and left heart catherization, arterial line setups, and appropriate care. Emphasis is placed on the basics of hemodynamic monitoring and interpretation. Also provides an overview of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Topics include: hemodynamics, aseptic technique, infection control, biochemistry of the cardiac muscle, conduction system, electrocardiogram, pathophysiology of acquired diseases, embryological development, and pathophysiology of congenital diseases.

CAVT 1090 DRUG CALCULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION (15-30-2)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101, MATH 1111
This course uses basic mathematical concepts and includes basic drug administration and emphasizes critical thinking skills. Topics include: systems of measurement, calculating drug problems, resource materials usage, basic pharmacology, administering medications in a simulated clinical environment, principles of IV therapy techniques, and client education.

CAVT 1100 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION FUNDAMENTALS (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: Program Admission; MATH 1111, ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L,
BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L
This course provides an overview of cardiovascular invasive diagnosis and therapy and includes an introduction of the cardiac catheterization lab. Topics include: ex-ray therapy, safety, positioning, coronary arteriography, pharmacology, invasive cardiac measurements and calculations, and specialty procedures.

CAVT 2020 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION II (15-90-4)
Prerequisites: CAVT 1020, CAVT 1021
Co-requisite: CAVT 2030
An intensive study of the role of the CV Technologist in the various Cardiac Catheterization procedures such as: right and left heart catheterization, temporary pacemakers, Swan-Ganz, and coronary angioplasty. Topics include: general principles of acid-base and blood gas collection, interpretation and analogies, cardiac surgery and peripheral vascular disease, basic principles of electrophysiology and pacemaker technology, congenital heart disease and corrective surgeries, and basic hemodynamic review. Lab experience will be provided.

CAVT 2030 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION CLINICAL II (0-270-6)
Prerequisites: CAVT 1020, CAVT 1021
Co-requisite: CAVT 2020
Provides hands-on experience in performing invasive cardiac catheterization procedures while being monitored by a registered preceptor. Topics include: policies and procedures class, ethical and legal behavior in the catheterization laboratory, scrubbing skills, monitoring skills, and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification.

CAVT 2050 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION CLINICAL III (0-495-11)
Prerequisites: CAVT 2020, CAVT 2030
Co-requisite: CAVT 2040
This course provides a culminating clinical experience which allows students to analyze information and procedural instruction provided throughout the program. Offers an intensive study of the hands-on experience in the role of the cardiac catheterization technologist in advanced cardiovascular procedures related to the catheterization lab while being monitored by a registered preceptor with emphasis on continuing to develop skills in scrubbing, monitoring and circulating during diagnostic and interventional procedures. Topics include: professional conduct, infection control, scrubbing skills, monitoring skills and circulation skills.

CAVT 2070 CARDIAC CATHETERIZATIION REGISTRY REVIEW I (0-60-2)
Prerequisites: CAVT 1020, CAVT 1021, CAVT 2020, CAVT 2030
This course is an intensive review to prepare the student for the national examination. Topics include: cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiovascular disease and pathophysiology hemodynamic data, diagnostic techniques and patient care assessments.