EKG / Monitor Technician Certificate
An important adjunct skill for LPNs, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, and other healthcare workers or to start a new career path; perform cardiac rhythm analysis and interpretation to prepare for a career as a monitor technician in a hospital, private physician’s office, nursing home, home care agency, or insurance company.
Areas of Study: Anatomy and physiology of the heart with emphasis on electrophysiology, correlation of electrical impulses to printed waveforms, and interpretation of cardiac rhythm using 5-step method. Sinus, atrial, junctional, AV blocks, ventricular, and pacemaker rhythms, patient safety and therapeutic communication, 12-lead EKG machine set up and function, basic understanding of the EKG reading, and skills practice and testing covered. This class now includes CPR certification. Prepare to sit for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The fee is $90. The course is 40 hours.
- 18 years of age or older
- Copy of high school diploma or GED
- Healthcare background
Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required.
Fee and Code: $799, XMEDN 151, (includes NHA certification exam fee), textbooks & supply caliper not included (approx. $125)
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