EKG Technician Training

EKG Technician

You Will Learn How To

  • Operate the EKG machine.
  • Use the EKG unit.
  • Prepare the patient and perform EKG.
  • Read EKG Reports
  • Recognize reportable abnormalities

Who Should Attend

Students that are interested in pursuing a career as an EKG Technician. This course also prepares students for the NHA’s “Certified EKG Technician” Exam.

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Electrocardiography (EKG)

EKG is an instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities. It measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Electrocardiography
  • The EKG as a diagnostic tool
  • Overview of heart structure and function
  • Role of the EKG Technician
  • Ethical and legal considerations for EKG personnel

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  • Privacy considerations for medical offices (HIPAA)
  • Electrocardiography Procedures
  • Introduction to the EKG unit
  • Loading Paper in EKG Machine
  • Preparing the patient for EKG
  • Performing the EKG on patient
  • Cleaning and storing EKG Machine
  • Recognizing Reportable Abnormalities
  • Recording the cardiac cycle
  • Normal value ranges for EKG records
  • Common types of reportable abnormalities
  • Overview of Related Tests and Procedures of telemetric EKG, Holter monitor, stress tests, ultrasound cardiograph, etc.
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Exams Prepared for

“Certified EKG Technician” by National Healthcareer Association