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Electrocardiograph Technician

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technicians operate and maintain EKG machines that record and measure heart activity. The EKG machine records the electronic impulses transmitted by the heart during and between heartbeats. The Electrocardiograph Technician will operate and maintain electrocardiograph machines. An EKG technician first obtains a patient's medical history and medication use. Then they prepare a patient by attaching electrodes to the chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes will measure trace electrical impulses transmitted by the heart in order to obtain a printout that can be used by the physician. These tests are often done as part of routine examination before surgeries, especially on older patients or those that have a history of cardiovascular problems.

 

The 3 week EKG Technician course will cover :

· Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Electrophysiology

· Patient Preparation, Safety and Lead Placement

· Basic Arrhythmia Recognition

· EKG Rhythm Interpretation

· 12- Lead EKG Interpretation and Testing

 

EKG technicians must be able to recognize an emergency and assist the physician in responding to them. Anyone interested in this field should have an interest in high-tech mechanical equipment. He or she should also be able to sympathize with people and reassure them when they are apprehensive about the testing procedure.With additional on-the-job training or experience, EKG technicians may specialize in areas such as cardiac catheterization, Holter monitoring, phonocardiography, stress testing, and vector cardiography. This certification also qualifies students to work in the field as Telemetry Technicians.

 

Classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Please call for more information 619-593-6782.

 

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