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Southern Technical Institute -Orlando3940 North Dean Road Orlando, FL 32817
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Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG Technician skills to your current résumé. Healthcare facilities look for health professionals with EKG tech background to assist in the detection and/or confirmation of problems with the heart that might prove to be fatal if not detected. EKG (Electrocardiogram) Technicians perform ECG tests that record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. An electrocardiograph (EKG) technician administers diagnostic cardiac tests to patient?s pre-surgery or to patients who may have cardiac problems; the tests help detect, and monitor medical conditions such as heart disease, arrhythmias, pericarditis and angina. The duties of an EKG Technician include operating and maintaining EKG equipment and preparing patients for EKG procedures. After data is collected, the EKG technician monitors and prints or electronically transmits the results, to assist a physician or nurse in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.
Education with Hands on Instruction
Southern Technical Institute offers the EKG Technician test prep training course to prepare healthcare workers to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified EKG Technician Exam. This course addresses EKG-related medical terminology, cardiac anatomy & physiology, rhythm, and basic interpretation.
The following topics are covered to prepare you for national testing:
- Role of the EKG technician
- Preparing a patient & EKG lead placement
- Function of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
- Care and safety of patients, medical & legal aspects
- Anatomy and physiology of the heart and blood vessels
- Electrical conduction system of the heart
- EKG strip analysis (P, Q, R, S,T waveform interpretation)
- Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythms, and ventricular rhythms
- Recognizing artifacts, troubleshooting, tracing problems
- Practice EKG strips, EKG rhythms
- 12 lead placement, interpretation and troubleshooting
Employment & Education
EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities and organizations. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) has projected a 24% employment growth due to an aging population and the high occurrence of heart disease in the United States.
EKG Course Also Available Online
Have a hectic schedule and need more flexibility? Take the course online!
Our online EKG course is done at your own pace and is ideal for individuals who maybe on a strict schedule. Students will have 1 full year of course access to complete the EKG Technician course at your leisure and it will require a 1 time visit to your nearest campus for an EKG lead placement practice. As soon as you register and pay you will have immediate access to your EKG Program. You can register for your course right on our online website at: www.stinow.com or you can call or stop in to register.
Easy, Interest-Free Payment Plan (Tavares & Orlando Campus)
There?s no qualifying, everyone is approved! For Tavares & Orlando campus students, you can register with a $50 non-refundable deposit that is applied to your EKG training cost. The remaining balance is broken up in 2 payment installments of $149.50. Payment plan does not apply to online courses, must be paid in full.
Exam Fee for NHA Exam
Please note that the $169 EKG NHA exam fees are charged separately and are the responsibility of the student/candidate.
All students are required to wear medical scrubs (any color, any style) to all classes, plus socks and rubber sole/slip-resistant shoes (any color). Please bring your photo ID, a pen, highlighter, and notebook to class with you.
If you have questions about the EKG course or would like additional information, call Southern Technical Institute Orlando (407) 636-7193 for assistance through Student Services.
Course/Class Secondary Category
Orlando Classroom B - Day at Southern Technical Institute -Orlando