Oct 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHS 177 - Cardiac Monitoring Applications

Class: 4 Credits: 4
This course is a study of cardiac monitoring techniques including basic cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology, rhythms and dysrhythmia recognition and equipment maintenance.

Course Topics:
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Monitoring equipment, telemetry equipment, and 12 lead EGC
  • Cardiac rhythms including lethal rhythms
  • AED (automated external defribrillatory), pacemake, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillatory

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
Required Materials:
  • Callipers (or measuring tape)
  • Basic calculator

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Identify the components of cardiac monitoring including telemetry equipment and 12 lead ECG equipment and how it is used in the clinical setting.
  3. Identify sinus, atrial, junctional, ventribular, heart block, funny looking, and paced rhythms.
  4. Identify correctly (100%) the lethal cardiac rhythms, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, asystole, tosades, idioventricular, and complete heart block.
  5. Describe an AEO (automated external defibrillator), pacemaker, and implantable cardioverter defibrillator and their use in the clinical setting.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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