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EKG / Monitor Technician

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Important Update

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, EKG/Monitor Technician program is currently on hold. While the campuses are closed, we are still working remotely. For more information regarding upcoming classes please email us at cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu. Please provide your name, phone number, and the program you are inquiring about and we will get back to you shortly.

EKG / Monitor Technician Certificate

Coordinators: Mary Lehaf, MSN RN and Tina Shymko, RN CCRP CPEN CCT

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. Prepare to sit for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The fee is $90. The course is 32 hours.

Required:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED

Recommended:

  • Healthcare background

Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required.
Textbook required.

Code: XMEDN 151
Textbooks not included. Click here for the Textbook and Supply list.

No online registration available.

For further information email cpshealthcare@brookdalecc.edu.


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