This forty hour Coronary Care Course entitled DOWN TO THE ♥ OF THE MATTER is different to any other course offered because it is made user-friendly.
It is taught in such a way that the information is understood rather than memorized.
It is limited to what you must know at the bedside in order to give competent care.
Extra tutoring is offered at minimal cost to the student.
Flexible fee payments make it helpful for the candidates applying to take this course.
100% attendance is needed to complete the Course.
Forms are given at the beginning of the course so each candidate can apply to RNAO for fee reimbursement upon completion of the course.
No previous knowledge in ECG interpretation is needed, in order to attend.
The course is held twice yearly, four hours per week for ten weeks.
Certificates are issued for 40 hours of study credit.
Official Receipts are issued for the fee that excludes the text cost.
The exam pass mark is 80% and is inscribed on the Certificate of Attendance and Participation if needed.
The course content is divided into the following ten levels:
Level 1: Anatomy & Physiology, Coronary Circulation, Blood Pressure & Cardiac Output, Autonomic Nervous System, Electrophysiology, Waveform Significance, Analysis Sequence.
Level 2: Sinus, Atrial & Junctional Dysrhythmias
Level 3: Atrioventricular Blocks, Intraventricular Blocks, Ventricular Dysrhythmias
Level 4: Putting all the above Rhythm-strip interpretations together through practice!
Levels 5, 6, and 7: 12 and 15-Lead ECG Interpretation
Level 8: Axis Deviation, Hypertrophies, Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Level 9: Electrical Therapy for life-threatening rhythms.
Level 10: Drug Calculations, Cardiac Drugs, Intravenous Insertion Tips.
Course Director and Instructor: Wilma McQuaker R.N. E.N.C.C.