Mar 22, 2019  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
    
Spring 2019 Catalog

EG 108 - Respiratory and Cardiology Lab


Credit Hours: 1

This lab section teaches the assessment and psychomotor skills of management of the respiratory and cardiac patient. Skills include focused patient assessment, EKG analysis, cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, cardioversion, transthoracic pacing, cardiac emergency management and cardiac arrest management. Upon completion of this course and the requested co-requisite EG 107, the student will receive the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate a proper respiratory and cardiac assessment;
  • correctly interpret normal and abnormal EKG's;
  • demonstrate proper cardiac monitoring;
  • correctly perform the skills of defibrillation, cardioversion, pacing; and
  • demonstrate proper integration of pharmacological, airway and cardiac skills in the management of patients with respiratory and cardiac emergencies according to standardized protocols.


Prerequisites: EG 105, EG 106, basic EMT, math (AARLV2) and English (AWRLV3 & ARELV3) pretest codes or higher.
Corequisites: EG 107, EG 110
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Students seeking entrance into this course must be currently certified as a basic EMT and be admitted to the paramedic curriculum to register for this course.