International College of Health Sciences, Boynton Beach, FL

EKG Technician

ECG/EKG Technician

ECG/EKG Technicians (Electrocardiograph technicians, also known as cardiovascular technicians) perform basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring, 12-lead placement and stress tests (treadmill). They assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.

An electrocardiograph, or EKG technician, is a healthcare worker who assists doctors in the detection and treatment of cardiovascular problems in patients. An EKG technician may work for a private clinic or medical laboratory, but most techs are employed by hospitals.

WHY

Why Study With the International College of Health Sciences?

The EKG Technician training can be completed in as little as 16 weeks at the International College of Health Sciences (ICHS).

Our EKG Technician program offers the student a comprehensive curriculum that will provide sufficient theory and practical knowledge, so as to enable the students to challenge the National Certification exams for the Certified Cardiographic Technician offered by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) Registry.

HOW

How Will The Program at ICHS Help Prepare Me for the Future?

Classroom instruction will include knowledge and understanding in:

  • Patient care;
  • Cardiac anatomy and physiology;
  • Pathology;
  • EKG/ECG;
  • Holter Monitoring and Stress Testing.

Electrocardiogram (ECG) technicians use special equipment and medical techniques to record the electrical impulses transmitted by a patient's heart. Data acquired by electrocardiogram technicians assists physicians and cardiologists in diagnosing medical conditions in patients.

OBJECTIVES

Program Objectives

The course provide the clinical skills needed to work in:

  • Hospitals;
  • Telemetry monitoring centers;
  • Cardiologist offices;
  • Other facilities as an entry-level Cardiology Technician.

Having completed this module, graduates will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work in the Cardiac Technology field in a variety of positions in need of qualified and certified EKG technicians. The course allows students to complete at specified points for employment or remain for advanced training or cross-training.

EKG Technician Certiificate Program Outline

COURSESHOURS
HSC 0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
MEA 0540 EKG Aide 75
MEA 0541 EKG Technician 180
MEA 0541C EKG Clinical Rotation 120
 
TOTALS 465

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