ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG/EKG) TECHNICIAN (CIP Code 51.0902)
Clock Hours: 40
This 40 hours training will discuss the basic structure and functions of the heart, common cardiac disorders, subjective and objective data, diagnostic tests, how to perform ECG or record the heart’s electrical impulses onto a paper strip. Students will have an understanding of the pattern of the signals of the heart to determine to determine normal or abnormal electrical problems. The ECG Technician will administer and document various types of ECG monitoring and will provide appropriate care of the equipment.
Specific Admission Requirements:
1. The prospective student must be at least 16 years of age.
2. A reading comprehension proficiency of at least 10th grade level.
3. A Physical examination, which includes a TB test within the last 12 months
4. Criminal Background Check (to be initiated by school)
5. Copy of health insurance coverage
Potential Places of Employment:
The ECG Technician works in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic centers.
Successful graduates are encouraged to obtain a National Certification from the National Health Career Association. Benefits to obtaining an EKG Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.
Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 2: Basic Electrophysiology
Chapter 3: Sinus Mechanisms
Chapter 4: Atrial Mechanisms
Chapter 5: Junctional Rhythms
Chapter 6: Ventricular Rhythms
Chapter 7: Atrioventricular Blocks
Chapter 8: Pacemaker Rhythms
Chapter 9: Introduction to 12 Lead EKG
Student will be able to discuss the basic structure and function of the human heart
Student will be able to discuss basic electrophysiology
Student will be able to understand and recognize atrial rhythms
Student will be able understand and recognize junctional rhythms
Student will be able to understand and recognize ventricular rhythms
Student will be able to understand and recognize heart blocks
Student will be able to understand and recognize pacemaker rhythms
Patient will be able to perform 12 lead ECG and manage ECG monitor
Perform a 12 lead EKG
Interpret basic arrhythmias
Assess a patient for cardiac emergency
Communicate with the patient appropriately
Attach electrode to the chest, arms and legs
Provide privacy for the patient during the test
Provide clean working environment
Practice universal precautions during the testing
Document procedures appropriately
Aehlert, B. (2013). ECG Made Easy. Mosby. Evolve Elsevier.
Basic Dysrhythmias in CD-ROM (optional)
Program Cost Full Assessment:
Tuition Fee/Registration Fee $999.00
Books, Uniforms, Certification Exam Fee, and other course fees additional