Electrocardiograph technicians, commonly called EKG technicians, operate noninvasive equipment which prints graphic tracings of electrical impulses transmitted by the heart.
- HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
- MUST BE AT LEAST 16 Y.O.
- VALID SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
- VALID STATE ID OR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- MUST PASS WRITTEN ADMISSION EXAM
- CNA LICENSE OR
The EKG technician is responsible for maintaining the equipment and supplies, preparing the patient for the test and monitoring the patient during the procedure. Additional duties may include scheduling of appointments, data entry into computerized machines, typing of physicians' interpretations, and
maintaining patient files.
This program involves the study of the principles of basic electrocardiography that prepares the technician to perform non-invasive cardiac testing procedures in a healthcare setting under supervision. It includes basic anatomy and physiology with emphasis on the cardiovascular and respiratory system, as well as interpretation of basic life-threatening arrhythmias. It will teach the student to perform diagnostic procedures at the request of the physician to evaluate and diagnose patients with cardiac disease.
Jethro Healthcare School,LLC is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Complaints against this school may be registered with the Illinois Board of Higher Education,1 N Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 300 Springfield, IL 62701, www.IBHE.org.
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