MA110: EKG Technician (CIP: 51.0902) (90 Hours) (4 Week)
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the EKG Technician program is to provide the proper training in which student can acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competency in Electrocardiography. The program will comprise a total of 90 hours of Didactic, Laboratory & Clinical instruction. The instructors of the program will divide appropriate hours among hands on practice and theory learning through the course.
Are you detail-oriented and good with people? Do you like working as part of a team?
The Plenum Institute’s EKG Technician Training will prepare you to work in any medical setting including hospitals, laboratories, medical offices, and diagnostic imaging centers.
EKG Technician is a healthcare profession that is high in demand. With medical advances and an aging population, the U.S. will experience growth in the health care industry in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of EKG Technicians is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years. The profession is listed as one of the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Bright Outlook” occupations.
After you receive an EKG Technician Diploma from the Plenum Institute, you will be prepared to work in any medical institution.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is an EKG Technician?
An EKG Technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. EKG technicians use electrodes and other specialized electronic equipment to obtain heart readings known as electrocardiographs (EKGs). They are able to trace and record electrical impulses transmitted by the patient’s heart. The recorded data is then reviewed by a physician to evaluate the condition of the patient’s heart. The doctor’s diagnosis of heart disease is based upon the interpretation of EKG tracings. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and other instances when a physician deems it necessary.
What does an EKG Technician do?
An EKG Technician adheres electrodes to the patient’s chest, arms and legs. An EKG machine is used to trace and record electrical impulses transmitted by the patient’s heart. After data is collected, the EKG Technician prints an EKG for evaluation by the physician. An EKG Technician with advanced training may also perform Holter monitoring or stress testing.
What does the EKG Technician Training Course entail?
Our EKG Technician Training Course is taught by knowledgeable professors dedicated to your learning and growth. They will ensure that you are learning everything you need to obtain a successful position as an EKG Technician. Below are a few of the topics that our EKG Classes will cover:
- Introduction to Electrocardiography
- EKG Equipment and Supplies
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy of the Heart
- Physiology of the Heart
- Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System
- Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
- EKG Interpretation
- Vital Signs
- Specialized Procedures Related to Electrocardiography
- Safety Considerations