EKG/ECG Monitor Technician Course
It is designed specifically for individuals interested in becoming a certified EKG technician and for those enhancing their career in health care industry in general. As an EKG Technician, it is essential to have a comprehensive knowledge on electrocardiography, which will lead to efficient operation and maintenance of cardiograph machines used for monitoring heart muscles’ contractions.
The EKG Technician course is a Board of Registered Nurse (BRN), BVNPT and NCCT approved 50-hour program completed over 6 days. The course will prepare you to take the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) national EKG certification examination.
1 Certificate = 4 Career Options
The advancement of imaging technology in medicine and increase in the number of less expensive imaging options is escalating the demand for EKG nowadays. This results in more vacancies for EKG Technicians in a variety of settings, including but not limited to clinics and doctor’s offices, private diagnostic laboratories etc. Some hospitals, though, may still go for EKG Monitor-Telemetry Technicians. The EKG Technician course will be especially beneficial for new graduates, Phlebotomists, Medical Assistants, EMT’s and nurses.
Multiple options for career with one course
Growing demand for EKG specialists: Anticipated growth by 2020 – 29%
Stress-free learning environment
The Course Curriculum Covers
Introduction and orientation for EKG testing
Character of the EKG technician
Relevant medical terminology
Cardiac cycle and electrical conduction system
Preparation for a 12-lead EKG
EKG analysis and general EKG interpretation
A review of sinus rhythms
The 12-lead EKG placement, troubleshooting and interpretation
Knowledge on function of the EKG department in a variety of settings
After this 6 day course, you can apply for the following jobs in a hospital setting:
EKG/ECG Monitor – Telemetry Technician
Unit Secretary (Telemetry & Receptionist)
Holter Monitor Technician
A high school diploma or GED is required to take this course
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