Electrocardiograph technicians are essential team members at hospitals
and clinics. They are responsible for the following duties:

  • Performing diagnostics test on patients
  • Monitoring patients blood pressure
  • Collecting medical data to be used by doctors
  • Administer test to determine the cardiovascular health of a patient

As advancements in medical technology rise, more employers are requiring national certification in the EKG field each year. The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions).

This is a 6 weeks course of accelerated classroom training with emphasis on skills mastery through hands-on practice and supervision.

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Apply the basic electrophysiologic principles of cardiac conduction to the anatomy and physiology of the body
  • Identify proper placement of leads to ensure an accurate and consistent EKG reading
  • Evaluate various EKG rhythm strips following established normal criteria for each of the wave forms and intervals
  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips, identifying rate, rhythm and intervals
  • Analyze a variety of EKG rhythm strips for common dysrhythmias
  • Apply an understanding of the technical aspects of the EKG machine to the correct use of the machine and interpretation of artifacts
  • Describe the functions, associated terminology, types, and rhythm strips of pacemakers
  • Describe diagnostic electrocardiography in terms of goals, types, procedures, indications, and contraindications
  • Explain how to interpret a 12-lead EKG strip
  • Explain myocardial infarction in terms of physiology, symptoms, and EKG interpretation

Certification Exam:

Graduates from the EKG Training Program will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate qualifies the graduate to take the Certification Exam through the National Healthcare Careers Association (NHA)

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