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EMSP 1511 - ECG Interpretation

1 Credits
This course covers the anatomy and physiology components of the cardiac system. There will be an emphasis on interpreting electrocardiograms.

Prerequisite: Current state of Arkansas EMT licensure and acceptance into the paramedic program.

Corequisite: EMSP 1512 Pharmacology I , EMSP 1515 Fundamentals of Paramedicine , EMSP 1522 Practicum I  and EMSP 2402 Anatomy & Physiology  

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify the structure and course of all divisions and subdivisions of the cardiac conduction system.(PLO 1)
2. Identify and describe how the heart’s pace making areas control heart rate, and rhythm. (PLO 1)
3. Explain the physiological basis of conduction delay in the AV node. (PLO 1)
4. Identify key cardiac dysrhythmias given a 3 or 4-lead ECG rhythm strip. (PLO 1)
5. Describe how ECG wave forms are produced. (PLO 1)
6. Measure time duration of various ECG wave forms and complexes. (PLO 1)
7. Identify how heart rates and durations may be determined from ECG recordings. (PLO 1)
8. Identify the cardiac surfaces or areas represented by the ECG leads. (PLO 1)
9. Describe a systematic approach to the analysis and interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias. (PLO 1)
10. Demonstrate a working knowledge of various ECG lead systems. (PLO 1)

Latest Update Effective: Spring 2020

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