About the Course
The course will focus on the student’s ability to understand and recognize electrical conduction of the heart to verify normal and abnormal changes on the EKG rhythm strip. The course will involve the recognition of sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular rhythms as well as heart block and pacemaker rhythms. Recognition of electrical conduction problems related to ischemia, infarction, and injury. Upon completion students will receive a certification and be eligible for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Describe the conduction system of the heart
Correlate the action of the heart representing the P wave, PR intervals, QRS complex, and T wave.
Choose proper placement of electrodes based on EKG machines
Calculate a heart rate from EKG strip
Analyze how the following rhythms would appear on an EKG strip
Analyze how the following Arrhythmia would appear on an EKG strip