This comprehensive EKG Aide Diploma program is designed to prepare students with or without healthcare experience for employment as electrocardiograph aides/technician. Upon successful completion of the program our graduates are eligible to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) national Competency Examination here in the school to become an EKG/ECG Technician.
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This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography.
Additionally, students will practice with 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 hands on clinical practices.
The graduates will be able to administer cardiovascular tests on patients by using the electrical impulses that are transmitted by a patient’s heart. A basic EKG test involves the technician putting electrodes on different parts of a patient’s body such as the chest, arms and legs to obtain a print out for a physician to read in order to analyze and diagnose issues such as an irregular heartbeat. These basic tests are common and are often done before many kinds of surgery as a routine checkup with any patients advanced in age or having a history of cardiovascular problems.
Job responsibilities of an EKG Technician! As a Certified EKG Technician, you’ll operate machines that record the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a CET, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:
Benefits to obtaining an EKG Technician Certification may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale, job security, and increased subject matter expertise.
Nonetheless the job responsibilities of an EKG technician may include administer cardiovascular tests on patients by using the electrical impulses that are transmitted by the patient’s heart. A basic EKG test involves the technician positioning electrodes on different parts of the patient’s body such as the head, chest, arms and legs to obtain a print out for a physician to read in order to examine and diagnose issues such as an irregular heartbeat. These basic tests are common and are often done before many kinds of surgery as a routine checkup with any patients advanced in age or having a history of cardiovascular problems.
If you are interested in becoming an EKG technician CALL Safety Keeper Career Institute at 954-584-5862
Where can an EKG tech work?
The EKG technician is a very important part of the patient care team that can be found in, hospital, emergency rooms, urgent care, physician's offices, and cardiology clinics just to name a few. The EKG Technician job responsibilities make them one of the first healthcare professionals to deal with patients who have had chest pain or experienced signs and symptoms of cardiac problems.
Our EKG length of time for people with or without allied health experience:
with healthcare experience: 75 hours 4-6week
without healthcare experience 165 hours 4-8weeks
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