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ECG Technician:  40 hours starting October 17, and meeting each Tuesday and Thursday from 12 – 3 p.m. through November 1.  Cost is $224 plus books and supplies.

ECG Technician

Cross-trained health professionals are desirable health care employees.  Adding ECG skills to your resume will enhance your health care skills and prepare yourself to take the National Healthcareer Association certification exam.  ECG Technician is a comprehensive 40-hour program with lab and covers:

· Role of the ECG technician

· The ECG department functioning in a variety of health care settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)

· Medical terminology related to electrocardiography

· Care and safety of patients, medical and legal aspects

· Anatomy and circulation of the heart and blood vessels

· The electrical conduction system of the heart (electric system) including cardiac cycle

· ECG strip analysis

· Normal rhythms, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia

· Basic ECG interpretation, sinus and ventricular rhythms, asystole; reviewing examples of rhythms including recognizing artifacts and tracing problems

· Practice ECG tracings in a lab setting

· Preparing a patient for ECG 12 lead placement, interpretation, and troubleshooting

Book for Course: 
EKG Plain and Simple, 3rd Edition ISBN-13:  978-0-13-237729-4