Choosing to pursue a career as an EKG technician places you among the group of service-focused individuals with recognized medical careers. You can also become a valuable member of a patient’s medical team.
Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians, also known as cardiographic or electrocardiogram technicians, perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating cardiovascular problems in patients. These tests help detect irregularities that may result in a heart attack or heart disease. Common duties include explaining procedures to patients, monitoring patients’ blood pressure, and positioning patients.
The EKG course introduces the elements of the medical field and structure. Topics include: terminology, anatomy, physiology, EKG testing, safety (OSHA), infection control, the ability to interpret basic dysrhythmias and understanding their significance. Upon completion of this course, you must know and understand the handling and processing of rhythm strips, professional and legal issues, as well as ethics.
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