Graduates of this course will be trained in the theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare them to gain entry-level EKG Technician positions in a variety of medical settings, such as hospitals, physician’s offices or ambulatory care centers performing diagnostic tests that help providers identify cardiovascular problems in patients.
Instruction Pack I introduces students to the field of the EKG technician. Students examine the role of various healthcare professionals, learn terminology related to insurance, explore medical records in paper and electronic formats and discover the basics of medical terminology.
Instruction Pack II continues to build a strong foundation for an EKG technician career. Students explore body systems, anatomy, pathology, ethics and legal issues. The material includes interpersonal skills so students can improve interactions with patients and coworkers. This pack concludes with safety in healthcare, examining safety regulations and procedures, as well as infection control and aseptic techniques.
Instruction Pack III introduces students to first aid procedures, explains vital signs and covers practice management software, with hands-on practice using a cloud-based system. Students learn the intricacies of social psychology and wrap up by examining the anatomy and process of the cardiovascular system.
Instruction Pack IV dives into diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular system. You’ll also explore the components of the EKG and electrode placement. Students will measure and inspect the EKG reading and examine necessary adaptations. The pack concludes with a real-world practicum that puts your course knowledge to use.