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(EKG) Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This program will prepare you to become an (EKG) Technician and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing.
The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provide by physicians. As their prectices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. Assistants will likely continue to be used in place of more expensive workers, such as nurses to reduce cost.
Source: US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
⦁ EKG Technical Roles and Functions
⦁ Medical Terminology
⦁ Caring for Patients
⦁ Anatomy of the body
⦁ Analysing wave forms
⦁ Analysing heart rhythms
⦁ Troubleshooting issues
⦁ Lead placement and use
⦁ Hands on use of (EKG) equipment