Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

RCP-480 Advanced Cardiac Care (2.5)

Provides theory and laboratory practice in managing specific life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias resulting from myocardial infarction. Includes review of basic life support, use of mechanical aids to establish an airway and maintain ventilation, ECG monitoring and recognition of life-threatening dysrhythmias, cardiac defibrillation, establishing an intravenous drug access, and initiating appropriate cardiac drug therapy. Credits: 2.5, Hours: (2/1/0/0), Prereq: RCP-735; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B