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BHS 1530 — 12 Lead ECG Interpretation 1 Credit hour  1 Contact hour

Provides instruction in the procedure used to accomplish the recording of a 12-lead EKG and the interpretation of the resulting diagnostic data. The student will develop a familiarity with EKG equipment and be able to discuss lead placement, bipolar, unipolar, and pericardial leads. Additionally, the ability to recognize recording errors and artifacts will be stressed. A systematic approach to interpreting the results of the 12-lead recording based on proper evaluation of the standard hexaxial system is described.