Electrocardiography Technician Training Program
This 70 hour program provides instruction in EKG unit operation and troubleshooting, lead placement utilizing 12 lead EKG, use and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing normal and abnormal EKG patterns in all 12 leads and plotting EKG axis.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive our Certificate of Completion. Additionally, graduates will be qualified for the optional certification examination offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) and the National Healthcareer Association ( NHA).
Minimum 18 years of age and high school completion or its equivalent. Admission to the program is open to any interested student who is proficient in keyboarding, has a basic understanding of a word processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended) and has a command of English grammar and punctuation. Students will be required to have access to the Internet, printing capabilities and an email address.
At the end of the course the participant will be able to:
- Articulate the role and responsibilities of an EKG technician.
- Explain the role of an EKG technician on a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems.
- Describe the phases of the cardiac cycle.
- Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology related to the heart and EKG.
- Explain the purpose of the EKG leads.
- Describe characteristics of EKG tracings such as rhythm, rate, wave configuration, interval measurement, segments, and complex duration.
- Become familiar with different EKG equipment including positive and negative electrode placement and leads.
- Set up EKG equipment.
- Develop familiarity with the Patient’s Bill of Rights, confidentiality, and other legal considerations related to EKG technicians.
- Introduce himself/herself in a professional manner.
- Use appropriate identification techniques to identify the patient
- Explain the preparation of the patient, room, and equipment for EKG.
- List the important information that must be included on the EKG report.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize normal and abnormal EKGs.
- Demonstrate basic understanding of cardiac disorders and emergencies.
- Explain the purpose and the pharmacology of drugs commonly used in the treatment of cardiac disorders.
- Identify artifact and its causes.
- Demonstrate proficiency in electrocardiography (EKG) by obtaining an EKG from a patient.
- Explain Holter monitoring.
- Demonstrate the application of a Holter monitor on a patient.
Length of Training
70 hours of class room instruction (Online homework is required weekly).
October 15, 2012 to January 7, 2013 (Mondays and Wednesdays - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm)
$1599.00 (Includes instruction and course materials) ($1499 if registered on or before October 8, 2012)
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Students with a need for financial assistance may contact Sallie Mae for a credit-based loan. CLICK HERE for additional information on Financial Assistance.
PLEASE CALL 713-221-8032 OR 800-201-1141
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