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EKG TECHNICIAN

EKG Technician

This course will prepare you to become an EKG technician, which involves monitoring and recording electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. The course includes hands-on labs and practice with EKG equipment, and prepares you to take the ASPT-Electrocardiograph Technician exam and other National Certification exams.

This course includes important practice and background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, you will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. After the successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam.

This course is delivered in three formats: self-paced online, on-campus, or as a hybrid course that combines online lectures and hands-on labs. Students enrolled in the hybrid course will have the opportunity to participate in optional online lectures with an instructor in real-time.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals interested in becoming a certified EKG technician
  • Individuals interested in working in health care

You Will Learn

  • Roles of the EKG technician
  • Functions of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
  • Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
  • Anatomy of the heart, conduction system, and circulation of the heart and blood vessels
  • Electrical conduction system of the heart and the cardiac cycle (electric system)
  • Preparing a patient for a 12-lead EKG
  • EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form interpretation) and basic EKG interpretation
  • A review of normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, etc.
  • The 12-lead EKG placement and interpretation and troubleshooting
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