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					                      EKG Technician Certification Program
                   50 hours / $999 (textbooks included)
         Monday & Wednesday, October 10 – November 30, 6 – 9:30 pm

               EKG Technicians
                                                       Additionally, students will practice with
EKG Technicians are responsible for performing         equipment and perform hands-on labs including
electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and        introduction to the function and proper use of
record electrical impulses transmitted by the          the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the
heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter          chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead
Monitoring (portable EKG which records                 placement and other clinical practices. EKG
activity for 24-48 hrs.), 12 lead placement and        Technicians also analyze printed readings of
Stress Tests (treadmill). They assist a physician      EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals
in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood
                                                       and complexes” and determining normal vs.
vessel irregularities.                                 abnormal EKG.
            EKG Technicians                            The EKG Technician Certification Program
         Employment & Education                        includes a graded final exam to help prepare
EKG Technicians work in physician offices,             students for the ASPT – EKG Technician Exam.
hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities
and organizations. EKG Technicians also work
for insurance companies to establish health and            EKG Technician Detailed Course
life insurance policies. Similar to other growing                  Information
healthcare professions, the demand for EKG
Technicians is expected to continue to grow               role of the EKG Technician
substantially.                                            function of the EKG Department in a variety of
                                                           settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
         Educational Requirements                         introduction to medical terminology
    People who are interested in becoming a               medical terminology related to electrocardiography
 certified EKG Technician should posses a High            care & safety of patients, medical & legal aspects
        School diploma or GED equivalent.                 anatomy of the heart, conduct ion system,
                                                           circulation of the heart and blood vessels
                                                          electrical conduction system of the heart
EKG Technician Certification Program                      cardiac cycle (electric system)
                                                          EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form
This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician                  interpretation)
Certification Program prepares students to                normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardis, sinus
function as EKG Technicians and to take the                tachycardia
American Society of Phlebotomy Technician                 basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythm, and
(ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician               ventricular rhythms, asystole; example rhythm
                                                          recognizing artifacts; troubleshooting, tracing
exam in addition to other National Certification           problems
Exams. This course will include important                 practice EKG strips; EKG rhythms
practice and background information on                    preparing a patient for EKG
anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical              12 lead EKGs (interpretation and troubleshooting)
disease processes, medical terminology, medical           12 lead placement
ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the             echocardiography
Holter monitor, electrocardiography and                   other roles for the EKG Technician

          For more information or to register please call Mary Hall at 256.352.8243

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