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EKG TECHNICIAN

EKG TECHNICIAN

Program Length: 5-6 Weeks
Credential Issued: Certification

Description

This training program will prepare the student to set up and administer electrocardiograms and stress tests, prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring, edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis and transcribe physician interpretations.

The course will cover topics essential to prepare the student on necessary competencies required by the National Health Career Association (NHA). The course will prepare the student to sit for the certification examination from NHA – Certified EKG Technician (CET).

Objectives

This training program will focus on preparing the students in being competent to

  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients’ cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients’ blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Monitor patients’ comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of equipment and supplies used cardio-related testing
  • Demonstrate proper recording of test results
  • Demonstrate proper monitoring of patient vital signs during tests

Wages / Salaries & Employment Trends

In Florida:

  • Workers on average earn $40,000 as of July 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $35,500 and $46,300. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Source: https://www.salary.com/research/salary/alternate/ekg-technician-salary/fl

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a prospective student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language;
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Complete the application and pay the $ 100.00 application fee;
  • Provide the minimum refundable down payment fee of $450 to hold your sit;
  • Start with $550.00 down payment with low flexible weekly payment!

Course Start Dates

Nov. 27

Feb. 26

Dec. 18

Mar. 25

Jan. 22

Apr. 22

*Note: Classes scheduled on holidays will be made up in other regularly scheduled classes unless otherwise noted on individual course syllabi. The calendar dates are subject to change. Please call for more information.

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