Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician
The EKG Technician program prepares individuals to perform confidently and efficiently in a job where they are responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. The EKG Technician performs diagnostic tests related to the heart’s electrical impulses. The pattern and signals noted on the paper print-out can tell the physician information about a person’s heart; whether it is normal, if the person is experiencing electrical problems, under strain, or damaged.
EKG’s are performed in many settings: pre and post operations, during physicals, for patients with history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and whenever a physician deems it necessary. The well-trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. Students will be eligible to take the State and/or National Certification Exam for Electrocardiogram Technician.
Requirements: The person registering for this course must have a High School Diploma/GED and a Georgia State Certification for Certified Nursing Assistant.
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