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MEDA 088 Electrocardiogram Application

1.5 hours lab, 0.5 units
Grade Only

Description: This course presents the Medical Assisting students with the basic principles of performing and analyzing an electrocardiogram (ECG). Students review the anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology of the heart and circulatory system as it pertains to an ECG. The basic components of an ECG, types of cardiac rhythms; both normal and abnormal presented. Students perform and analyze a normal 12-Lead ECG. Students also become familiar with and are able to identify the abnormal cardiac rates, rhythms and conditions that can be diagnosed utilizing an ECG. This course is appropriate for medical care workers with a need for this information.

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