NDT 350 EKG Dysrhythmias • 5 Cr.
This course covers standard EKG placement, cardiovascular anatomy, and physiology, methods of EKG interpretation, and differentiation of normal and abnormal rhythms. Students will learn to recognize sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular dysrhythmias. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Assess the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology and normal electrical conduction through the heart. Examine and relate waveforms to the cardiac cycle. Evaluate the different lead placements and purpose of each placement. Critically and systematically approach the interpretation of the EKG. Critique normal and abnormal components on EKG. Assess sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular dysrhythmia on EKG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment. Examine three pacemaker malfunctions