Electrocardiography

ECGT 1030 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY (60-30-5)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010, MATH 1011, PSYC 1010
Co-requisites: ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, ECGT 1050
Provides an introduction to electrocardiography techniques and record keeping. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to perform ECG on all types of patients. Topics include: infection control techniques, basic life support, legalities and ethics, basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, ECG techniques and recognition, ECG lead placement, technical aspects of the ECG, ECG rhythm strip interpretation, advanced ECG techniques and a Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) exam review.

ECGT 1050 ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY PRACTICUM (0-225-5)
Prerequisite: ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, PSYC 1010
Co-requisite: ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, ECGT 1030
Provides an introduction to clinical practice in the setting of hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. Students must demonstrate regard for the dignity, rights, and privacy of each patient. They must also abide by the policies and procedures of each clinical setting. Students will be able to learn by doing electrocardiography techniques and record keeping. Emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge and skills gained in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to display their ability to interact appropriately with patients, family members, and other members of the healthcare team. Students may be required to perform Basic Life Support. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills and functioning in the work environment.