Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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AH 107 - Electrocardiograms (ECG) for Medical Assistants


2 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Medical Assistant Certificate program and successful completion of all prior program courses is required.

Course Description: This course focuses on how to perform and interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) within a clinical setting. Students will learn how to prepare a patient, perform an ECG as well as identify and correct artifacts. In addition, this course includes an introduction and understanding of the human heart, and other cardiac procedures. Students will also learn basic electrophysiology and how to interpret various rhythms. This course certifies Medical Assistant students to sit for the NHA CET (Certified Electrocardiogram Technician) examination upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant Program.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
 

  • CLO#1: Describe key principles of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology.
  • CLO#2: Identify key principles in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation.
  • CLO#3: Compare and contrast ECG rhythms. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#4: Accurately perform ECGs in a classroom setting.



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