Cardiovascular Practicum I   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]
   

CVT 2840L - Cardiovascular Practicum I


This course provides the clinical experience for the diagnostic procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization lab and non-invasive echocardiography lab based on didactic class topics. The invasive clinical experience, under the close supervision of a clinical instructor, allows students to gain experience for pre- and post-cardiac catheterization activities, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiac pressure waveform recognition  calculations, circulation, scrubbing and recording. The non-invasive clinical experience, under the close supervision of a clinical instructor, allows students to gain experience in electrocardiography, stress testing and echocardiography. The clinical practice includes 180 clinical hours in Invasive cardiology and 180 clinical hours in Non-Invasive cardiology. 
Prerequisites: CVT 1261, CVT 2420C, CVT 2500C, CVT 1200, CVT 1610 and CVT 1000.
Corequisites: None.

Degrees Offered: A.S.

Credit Hours:8. 
Contact Hours: 24 practicum hours.