Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) Technician

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An Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) technician works in a cardiologist's office, a cardiac unit of a hospital, or an emergency department.

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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. This course is designed to expand the abilities of multi-skilled personnel in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. Students must be at least 18 years of age at time of registration.

This workforce training 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

All Students need to complete a background profile at csmd.castlebranch.com/cz63.

Prerequisite: HTH-5000 Introduction to Healthcare is required prior to the start of HTH 5120. 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.

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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.

For current ECG Technicians looking for a refresher course, we now offer HTH-5140, ECG Technician Refresher and HTH-5150, ECG Analysis Refresher.  For course details or to register, see the links below.

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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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Students will learn basic knowledge and skills needed to perform electrocardiograms (ECGs); 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.

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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-5120, ECG Technician Training

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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-5130, ECG Analysis.

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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. Textbooks are provided at no additional cost.

According to AHA guidelines: Participants must be present for 100% of the class.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) HeartCode BLS is a two-part blended learning course designed for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for obtaining or renewing BLS credentials. Upon completion of the online AHA BLS written portion, students will come to the college and participate in a structured, instructor-led, hands-on session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, and will include AHA guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE) and Infection control, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Students must register and complete the AHA online BLS course at www.heart.org prior to the start of class. Students must bring a copy of their online AHA BLS certificate to class. Separate fees apply. Participants who successfully complete the online written examination and skills evaluations will receive a course completion card valid for two years. Textbook provided.

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This course is designed for the Healthcare Provider who want to refresh their knowledge and skills of ECG equipment application and general treatments for common arrhythmias. Students will learn basic skills necessary to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG), including operating an ECG machine, preparing the patient, placing the leads, and recording the tracings. This course is designed to expand the abilities of multi-skilled workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities. Textbook required.

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This course is designed for the Healthcare Provider who want to refresh their knowledge and skills of ECG equipment application and general treatments for common arrhythmias. Students will learn basic skills necessary to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG), including operating an ECG machine, preparing the patient, placing the leads, and recording the tracings. This course is designed to expand the abilities of multi-skilled workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities. Textbook required.

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