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Electrocardiogram Technician

An Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) technician works in a cardiologist's office, a cardiac unit of a hospital, or an emergency department. The ECG/EKG technician may also work with patients who have had a heart attack, in an exercise physiology lab, or with patients who have had cardiac surgery. Many Certified Nursing Assistants take these courses to work in a hospital emergency room or telemetry unit.

This continuing education certificate consists of the following courses:

  • HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare
  • HTH 5120 ECG/EKG Technician Training
  • HTH 5130 ECG/EKG Analysis
  • HTH 5770 ECG/EKG Technician Practicum
  • HTH-6620 AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers

Students must register for HTH-5120, HTH-5130 and HTH-5770 at the same time. All Students need to complete a background profile at http://csmd.castlebranch.com/cz63.

Prerequisite: An active American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers card is required prior to the start of HTH 5770 ECG/EKG Technician Practicum. Detailed immunization records and a criminal background check at the student’s expense will also be necessary. Before clinical experiences at area medical institutions, students may be required to provide proof of current health insurance and/or a negative drug screen.

Please call the Healthcare Department, at 301-934-7503, or email hth@csmd.edu for further information. 

HTH-5000 Introduction to Healthcare

Are you looking for a career in healthcare? Obtain the tools to develop the personal, professional and workplace skills necessary to succeed in today's healthcare industry. Learn the healthcare system, its structure, laws, ethics, economics and patient care skills. You have the opportunity to learn and practice hands on patient care skills in our health education laboratories. The course ends with an overview of the most in demand healthcare career fields. Textbook required. Important note: Content is presented in the classroom, health laboratory and online settings. You will be required to meet in the classroom on the days shown and work in the online classroom for additional hours.

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HTH-5120 ECG/EKG Technician Training

Students will learn basic knowledge and skills needed to perform electrocardiograms (ECG's); including operating an ECG machine, preparing the patient, placing the leads, and recording the tracings. The course is designed to expand the abilities and skills of the pre-hospital provider.

Prerequisite: HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare. Students must register for HTH-5120, HTH-5130 and HTH-5770 at the same time.

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HTH-5130 ECG/EKG Analysis

Learn the basic knowledge to interpret common cardiac arrhythmias, including sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular dysrhythmias. Participants will develop skills in reading and analyzing electrocardiogram (ECG) tracings. Textbook required.

Prerequisite: HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare. Students must register for HTH-5120, HTH-5130 and HTH-5770 at the same time.

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HTH-5770 ECG/EKG Technician Practicum

During this practicum, students demonstrate application of comprehensive knowledge and skills of ECG technicians in a health care facility or clinic after completing the technician and analysis courses. Course culminates in sitting for national certification.

Prerequisite: HTH 5000 Introduction to Healthcare. Students must register for HTH-5120, HTH-5130 and HTH-5770 at the same time.

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HTH-6620 American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP)

Healthcare providers and professionals whose jobs require CPR as a condition of employment are encouraged to attend. Relief of foreign body airway obstruction, rescue breathing, CPR for victims of all ages, and the use of the bag valve mask and automated external defibrillator (AED) will be practiced. The signs of stroke, heart attack, and the prevention of SIDS and childhood injuries will be discussed. Participants successfully completing a written exam and a skills demonstration will earn an AHA card that is current for two years. Textbook required.

According to AHA guidelines: Participants must bring the current edition of the appropriate textbook to class and be present for 100% of the class.


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