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Cardiopulmonary and
Electrocardiography Class

Cardiopulmonary Systems, Vital Signs, Electrocardiography and CPR Procedures

The Cardiopulmonary Systems, Vital Signs, Electrocardiography and CPR course teaches Medical Assistant students about the circulatory and respiratory systems, including:

  • The structure and function of the heart and lungs
  • Diseases and disorders
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • In this course, Medical Assistant students study:
  • The electrical pathways of the heart muscle in preparation for applying electrocardiography leads and recording a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • How to check vital signs and differentiate between normal values for pediatric and adult patients

Students in this Medical Assistant course spend time in a traditional classroom setting as well as in the school's clinical and computer labs.

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