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DSPE 2253 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pediatric Echocardiography Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 1465.
Course Description: Advanced pediatric echocardiographic procedures including:12-lead EKG interpretation, transesophageal echocardiography, the use of contrast, intra-operative and interventional techniques. Considerations associated with intensive care of the pediatric patient will be addresses and includes intracardiac monitoring lines, and other accessories of the post-operative patient, pharmacological treatments, and other therapies. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)

Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

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