EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Halter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), 12 lead placement and stress tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities. This program prepares you to function as an EKG Technician and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and background information on 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, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/20-5/3 (no class 3/27, 3/29), 6-8:30pm, Richland, $999, CED 114
*This program is eligible for a 4-month payment plan and continuing education loans are available to those who qualify.*
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