ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG/EKG) TECHNICIAN (CIP Code 51.0902) 

Description: 

Clock Hours: 40 

Theory/Lab/Clinical: 30/10/00 

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.  

 

Certification:   

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.  

 

Content Outline:  

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  

Program Objectives/Outcomes: 

  • 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

Textbooks: 

Aehlert, B.  (2013). ECG Made Easy. Mosby. Evolve Elsevier. 

 

Additional Materials: 

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 

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