EKG Technician Program
EKG technicians work in healthcare facilities with doctors and technologists and specialize in electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. They monitor the readings, ensure that EKG machines are attached properly and in working order, and record the results of the EKG tests.
The EKG technician course includes important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, and laboratory assisting electrocardiography and echocardiography.
Students will also practice with equipment and perform hand-on labs including the introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, and 12 lead placement and other clinical practices.
Students must record a minimum of 30 EKGs on live individuals. Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the certification exam for EKG Technician.
This 60-hour course may be taken as part of the patient care technician program or as a stand-alone course.
- Training in safe, compliant, and coordinated Patient Care
- Technical skills in operating EKG equipment
- Strong foundation in the analysis and interpretation of various classes of EKG test results
Dr Jiji Sally Varughese
DNP, MSN-Ed, RN