Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technicians are a valuable asset in healthcare settings as they conduct and oversee routine EKG tests. These professionals are trained in operating specialized equipment and providing important information to various other healthcare professionals in doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. NWSC’s 90-hour EKG Program covers the study of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology of the cardiovascular system, basic electrophysiology, proper placement of leads, and accurate recordings of the electrocardiogram.
Graduates are trained to work as EKG Technicians and may work in a variety of medical facilities.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:
- Work under the direct supervision of a cardiologist and qualify for the occupational titles of Certified EKG Technician, Cardiology Technician, EKG/Telemetry Technician, or Cardiac Monitor Technician.
- Apply skills in the functional areas of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology of the structures of the human heart.
- Apply knowledge in the use of 12-lead EKG, identify the standard leads, and identify the evidence of abnormal EKG for proper reporting to supervising cardiologist.
- Have a good understanding of indications for stress tests, its contraindications, and the primary function of a pacemaker and its malfunctions.