ecg/ekg technician Certification course
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.
ECG/EKG COURSE INFORMATION
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|
|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.