Full course description

This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm until 6pm in room 115.

Who should attend?  Anyone over the age of 18 with high school diploma or GED. 


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Course Description:
This course provide the training for administering and reading EKGs.  The course includes anatomy and physiology and disease processes that affect the heart, medications, Holter monitoring, 12-lead EKG, analyzing EKG readings, and much more.  A two year BLS Healthcare Provider Certification is included in this course.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Perform EKG tests on a live person.

  • Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology and normal electrical conduction through the heart.

  • Identify and relate waveforms to the cardiac cycle.

  • Utilize a systematic process when approaching the interpretation of the EKG.

  • Identify normal and abnormal components on the EKG.

  • Recognize sinus dysrhythmias on EKG and relate cause, significance, symptoms, and treatment. Identify specific cardiac dysrhythmias

  • Describe the appropriate nursing interventions for specific dysrhythmias

  • Recognize ventricular dysrhythmias on EKG and relate cause, significance, symptoms, and treatment.

The following is included in your registration fee:

Textbook
Measurement Calipers
Heartsaver® BLS Healthcare Provider Certification for 2 years.
National Exam with study package (one attempt)

Refunds, Cancellations & Substitutions 

Questions? Please call (813) 259-6513 or email lcato@hccfl.edu.  We are happy to help you!