SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:03:53 AMEMC 115 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 115Title:  ADVANCED RHYTHMS/12-LEAD  
Full Title:  Advanced Interpretation of Arrhythmias and 12-Lead EKG
Last Reviewed:3/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.004 max.Lecture Scheduled12.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled5.001 min.Lab Scheduled20.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total32.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  24.00Total Student Learning Hours: 56.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  21 - Legally Mandated Repetition
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  EMC 275.5

Catalog Description:
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Designed for paramedical and other allied health personnel whose occupation entails interpretation and/or knowledge of 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG). Application of principles needed to interpret a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG).

Course Completion of EMC 114

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of EMC 116

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course designed for the Health & Allied Health Care Professional who requires Advanced Cardiac Care monitoring skills in the pre-hospital or hospital setting.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of EMC 114
Recommended:Course Completion of EMC 116
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:21 - Legally Mandated Repetition


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Interpert a 12-lead electrocardiogram.
2.   Determine appropriate treatment for patient having a myocardial infarction.

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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Identify normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms.
2.  Explain rules that differentiate between cardiac rhythms.
3.  Identify axes, and axis deviation.
4.  Recognize left anterior and left posterior hemiblock.
5.  Identify atrial and ventricular hypertrophy.
6.  Discuss pathophysiology of myocardial infarction.
7.  Demonstrate ability to locate area of infarction by use of 12-lead EKG
8.  Discuss the current medical management of a cardiovascular emergency,
including drug therapy.

Topics and Scope
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1. Cardiac anatomy and physiology
       A. structures
       B. cardiac cycle
       C. autonomic nerve system
2. Electrocardiogram
       A. leads
       B. vectors
       C. wave forms
3. Cardiac rhythms
       A. atrial
       B. ventricular
       C. wide complex tachycardia
4. Guidelines to determine axis and axis deviation
       A. hexaxial reference system
       B. bundle branch blocks
5. Hemiblocks
       A. left posterior
       B. left anterior
6. Myocardial infarction (MI) and identification of location of MI
       A. pathophysiology
       B. recognition of location of MI with 12-lead EKG
7. Current practice and treatment of cardiac disease
        A. drug therapy
       B. invasive procedures

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1. Reading assignments from instructor prepared materials (90 pages)
2. Identify location of MI on minimum of 10 EKG strips
3. Interactive exercises to develop management assessment and treatment skills
4. Complete 1 written exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 20%
interactive excercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
65 - 70%
Class performances, rhythm and 12-lead EKG interpretation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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