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    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  Nov 19, 2017
2017-2018 Catalog

CAHS 150 - EKG Technician (1–12)

This comprehensive Certified EKG Technician Program prepares students to function as EKG/Cardiovascular Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) - Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, respiratory therapy assisting, electro cardiology and echo cardiology. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the Holter monitor, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, echo cardiology, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG test, measuring various “peaks and troughs” and determining normal vs. abnormal EKG. The EKG/Cardiovascular Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the ASPT-EKG Technician Exam. This course is eligible for college credit after successful completion of the program.