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EMS 235 Emergency Cardiac Care
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, 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 Program Coordinator approval.

Prerequisites: EMS125 or Program Coordinator approval

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe 100% of the structures of the cardiovascular system and the heart's electrical conduction system.
2. (Evaluation Level) Identify and interpret 90% of the causes and effects of heart disease.
3. (Evaluation Level) Identify and interpret 90% of the electrocardiographic wave forms.
4. (Synthesis 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 differentiate the specific treatment protocols for the patient with the basic arrhythmias.
7. (Synthesis Level) Explain the relationship between ECG wave forms and complexes and connect the corresponding hemodynamic response.
8. (Analysis Level) Identify and inventory 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. (Analysis Level) Compare and discuss the indications, contraindications, and modes of electronic pacemakers.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current American Heart Association standards for Cardiac Care.

2. American Safety and Health Institute standards for Cardiac Care.