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EMS 235 Emergency Cardiac Care
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Designed to acquaint all levels of emergency care providers with basic electrocardiographic (ECG) rhythm analysis and interpretation and related care in a clinical and prehospital setting.

Prerequisites: EMS125 or Division Chair consent

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify and describe 100% of the structures of the cardiovascular system and the heart's electrical conduction system.
2. (Analysis Level) Identify 90% of the causes and effects of heart disease.
3. (Analysis Level) Identify 90% of the electrocardiographic wave forms.
4. (Analysis Level) Perform basic ECG rhythm analysis, calculating rate and rhythm.
5. (Application Level) Correctly apply electrocardiograph leads and monitor.
6. (Analysis Level) Identify 100% of the basic arrhythmias and list the treatment protocols for the patient with the basic arrhythmias.
7. (Synthesis Level) Explain the relationship between ECG wave forms and complexes and the corresponding hemodynamic response.
8. (Analysis Level) Identify the medications used in the treatment of a patient with a cardiac emergency according to the most current American Heart Association's (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines.
9. (Synthesis Level) Discuss the indications, contraindications, and modes of electronic pacemakers.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current American Heart Association standards for Cardiac Care. http://static.heart.org/eccguidelines/index.html
2. American Safety and Health Institute standards for Cardiac Care. http://mnrcpr.com/?page_id=18.