ICVT1430 EKG Interpretation

Course Description

This course is intended to fulfill course requirements for the Cardiovascular Technology program. Students will find this course useful as it provides a detailed understanding of the components and make-up of the cardiac conduction system. This course covers in detail the physiologic components of an EKG from basic to advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to perform, analyze and interpret 12-lead EKG¿s performed on fellow classmates or other living patients. Additional focus will include normal rhythms, atrial rhythms, ventricular rhythms, heart blocks and acute myocardial infarction recognition and location.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe phases in the action potential of the cardiac cell.
  • Label Einthoven¿s triangle as it pertains to limb leads and augmented leads.
  • Identify P wave, QRS complex, T wave, ST segment, PR interval and PR segment on a normal EKG.
  • Demonstrate proper 12-lead EKG patch placement on a living patient (classmate, family member, etc.).
  • Analyze and interpret EKG rhythm strips containing normal sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, ventricular rhythms, and AV (atrioventricular) blocks.
  • Identify temporary and permanent pacemaker indications.
  • Recognize location of myocardial infarction based on EKG interpretation.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

1 credit: 0 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 0 other