ecg/ekg technician Certification course




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EKG Technician Training Overview :

ECG/EKG Certified Technicians, also known as Electrocardiograph technicians, Cardiovascular technicians, or Monitor Technicians perform EKGs readings, Holter Monitoring, Lead Placement and Stress Tests (usually on a treadmill) and assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel issues. EKG Technicians operate and maintain EKG machines to read a patient’s cardiovascular health and perform a series of tests to ensure accurate measurements are taken.

EKG/ECG testing is critical in many fields of health care and properly trained and certified technicians are growing in demand. Regan Career Institute offers an in-depth, accelerated training course that best prepares graduates to properly perform the duties required in the workplace. View the current medical course schedule here.

EKG Technician Training Program

OUR Certified electrocardiography Technician Course:

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 Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

 Electrical Conduction System of the Heart

 EKG waveform analysis

 Components of obtaining an accurate EKG reading

 Role and responsibilities of person obtaining and monitoring EKG

 Perform a 12 lead EKG

 Proper EKG lead placement; Practice performing an EKG

 Discuss the sites of action potential generation and propagation through the cardiac conduction system. Contrast the effect of parasympathetic with sympathetic stimulation of the cardiac conduction system.

 Correlate the actions of the heart represented by the p wave, PR interval, QRS complex, and T-wave.

 Choose proper placement of electrodes based on ECG mechanics.

 Calculate a heart rate from an ECG strip

 Analyze how the following rhythms would appear on an ECG strip.

 Analyze how the following dysrhythmias would appear on an ECG strip.

 Describe the interventions intended to correct the effects of insufficient tissue perfusion associated with dysrhythmia.

 EKG Interpretation: identification of waveforms on rhythm strip; Measurement of waveforms on rhythm strip; determining heart rate from rhythm strips.

 Recognition of sinus rhythms: 1. Normal sinus rhythm 2. Sinus Bradycardia 3. Sinus tachycardia 4. Sinus Arrhythmia.

 Atrial rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal atrial rhythms

 Ventricular rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal ventricular rhythms

 Junctional rhythms: interpretation, causes and treatment modalities of abnormal junctional rhythms

 Atrial fibrillation; premature ventricular contractions; ventricular fibrillation; asystole; ventricular standstill

 Interpretation of Heart Blocks.

 Recognize EKG findings of Myocardial Infarction and ischemia

 Holter Monitoring: leads placement, procedure, analysis

 Reading of artificial Pacemakers

 How to perform interventions associated with common arrhythmias, especially life-threatening arrhythmias.

Introduction and Indications for EKG Testing
The Anatomy and Physiology: Function
Cardiovascular Physiology
Basic Electrocardiology
Electrical Conduction
The Electrocardiogram
Introduction to Sinus Rhythms
Introduction to Atrial Rhythms
Introduction to Junctional Rhythms
Introduction to Ventricular Rhythms
Introduction to Heart Block Rhythms
Introduction to Pacemaker Rhythms
Assessment and Treatment of Patient with Cardiac Emergency
Use of Testing Equipment
Psychological Conditioning of the Patient

In order to ensure that applicants meet the entry level requirements for training that will lead toward certification, we require certain documentation for students enrolling in our ECG/EKG course.  You must be 18 years old or older AND

A copy of ONE of the following documents is required:

 High School Diploma: A high school diploma and transcript from an institution in the United States of America to be provided by the applicant

 General Education Diploma (GED): Passing verification from certifying agency to be provided by applicant

An updated medical course schedule for the ECK/ EKG Technician program may be found on the schedule page here.  

RCI does not provide student Visas or any other type of Visa for entry into the United States.  If student has gained entry access into the United States through, perhaps a travel Visa, student enrollment into a short program might be possible.  

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