Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician

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Course Description

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Electrocardiogram technicians work with patients in medical settings to collect data about their heart rates and heart impulses.

The responsibilities of a Patient Care Technician may include:

  • Oversee EKG test procedures

  • Record EKG readings

  • Perform stress tests

  • Administer Holter monitoring tests

  • Provide EKG test data to physicians

  • Help oversee EKG test procedures

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This course will prepare students for an entry level position as an electrocardiogram technician.  The course is a comprehensive program designed to make sure students are able to: Describe the conduction system of the heart.  Discuss the sites of action potential generation and propagation through the cardiac conduction system.

 

Contrast the effect of parasympathetic with sympathetic stimulation of the cardiac conduction system.  Correlate the actions of the heart represented by the p waves, PR intervals, QRS complex, and T waves.  Knowledge of proper placement of electrodes based on ECG mechanics.

 

Calculate a heart rate from ECG strops.  Analyze how different rhythms would appear on ECG strips (Sinus Bradycardia, Sinus Tachycardia, Normal sinus rhythm).  List and know 5 common causes of abnormal heart rhythms.  Analyze how dysrhythmias would appear on an ECG strip (Atrial Fibrillation, Premature Ventricular Contractions, Ventricular Fibrillation, Asystole/Ventricular standstill).  Knowledge of nursing interventions intended to correct the effects of insufficient tissue perfusion associated with dysrhythmia.

Schedule Options

  • 60 Lecture Hours and 20 Lab Hours (total of 80 Clocked Hours)   

  • Day Class: Monday - Friday 9-3pm (2 weeks)

  • Evening Class: Monday - Friday 5pm - 10pm (4 weeks)

  • Weekend Class: Saturday & Sundays 9am - 4pm (6 weeks)

Additional Information for the Class due by Orientation:

 

  • Drug Screen (within 1 month of enrollment)

  • Background Check (within 30 days of enrollment is valid)

  • CPR BLS/First Aid (must be a BLS Course and it cannot be taken online.  See administrative office for more details)

  • Copy of High School Diploma/ GED, or equivalent

  • Government issued photo Identification and Social Security Card

  • Updated Resume with school attendance includes

Patient Care
Technician

Patient healthcare to include, phlebotomy, EKG, and patient care.

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Patient healthcare to include, phlebotomy, ekg, patient care, and medical assisting

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