The program will present an introduction to the EKG Unit, electrocardiography procedures, and cardiac anatomy. It will teach students to recognize cardiac emergencies, prepare patients for EKG, read and interpret EKG reports, identify normal value ranges for EKG records, and recognize reportable abnormalities. The course will give an overview of EKG-related procedures, such as ultrasound cardiography, Holter monitoring, and stress tests. Students will learn how to operate the EKG machine, record the cardiac cycle, and perform a 12-Lead electrocardiogram.
Students will be prepared to sit for the NHA Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam.
Employment: hospitals, private cardiology clinics, and laboratories.