ECG101 F19) Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician (58 Hrs)

Course Prerequisites:

1. Official High School Transcript or US Equivalent

2.  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - CPR-AHA (BLS/CPR Class)

3.  Physical, Immunizations and Drug Test (click for Physical form)

4. Criminal Background Report 

(Individuals should possess strong communication, computer, and interpersonal skills.)

Course Description:

This comprehensive ECG Technician Certification course prepares students to function as ECG Technicians and to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.  The course includes theory as well as skills application in performing electrocardiograms.  Cardiac anatomy and physiology is reviewed as a basis for learning correct placement of leads for routine electocardiograms as well as stress testing.  Basic information about the wave forms associated with heart functioning and ECG interpretation is included.  This course also includes patient communication skills, medical ethics, medical terminology, the Holter monitor, electrocardiography and echocardiography and the legal aspects of patient contact. Course cost does not include Textbook and Uniform (Maroon Scrubs-solid without prints/white shoes). Included in the course fee is the cost for NHA Certification Exam (one attempt).

Additional Information:
Course cost does not include Textbook or Uniform - Maroon Scrubs. Includes cost of exam fee (one attempt) for NHA Certification. Textbook Purchase Required: 1. ECG in Practice - ISBN: 9780702046438 - Hampton/Evolve.elsevier; 2. Study Guide to ECG in Practice (if available).