This course is designed to train students to understand the pathophysiology, assessment and management of cardiac patients to include pharmacological and electrical interventions. The pharmacology section will focus on the study, preparation, administration, and indications of cardiac medications. Students will gain knowledge of EKG (ECG) monitoring of leads I, II, and III with an emphasis on the study of arrhythmia etiologies and irregular waveforms. The American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will be administered during this course. ACLS is designed to offer health care professionals a high-density course of advanced cardiac knowledge and treatment. Critical thinking skills will be examined through case based scenarios as well as a written test. In addition to the regular coursework, students must successfully complete ACLS practical (Pass/Fail) and written exam (84%) to successfully complete Cardiology. (Certification costs will be assessed.)
Ozark Allied Health Fee: $30.