EKG Aide

Introduction

The Electrocardiograph Technology Aide (EKG) course give students the essential knowledge to master the basic principles of electrocardiography. This course teaches cardiac anatomy and guides you through the principles of electrophysiology, ECG complexes recognition of arrhythmias and myocardial infarction’s. Detailed interactive animations simplify EKG concepts.

Program Content

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as electrocardiograph aides, electrocardiograph technicians, EKG Technicians SOC 29-2031 cardiovascular technologists and technicians or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.

The content includes but is not limited to communication and interpersonal skills, overview of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on cardiac and vascular systems, medical terminology and transcription, patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiovascular drugs, interpretation of monitoring and testing results, medical ethics, cardiac wellness and rehabilitation, safe and efficient work practices, CPR, Basic Life Support (BLS) and employability skills.

Length of Program

The entire program requires 75 hours to complete.

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