This program is designed to prepare students for employment as electrocardiograph aides, electrocardiograph technicians, EKG technicians or other jobs requiring knowledge of how to perform a 12 -lead EKG and recognize a cardiac emergency. Course content includes an understanding of normal cardiac function, relationship of EKG markings to normal function, preparing a patient mentally and physically, setting up equipment properly, recognizing cardiac emergencies, interpersonal skills, overview of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiovascular drugs, interpretation of monitoring and testing results, medical ethics, cardiac wellness and rehabilitation, safe/efficient work practices, CPR and employability skills.
*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.
*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Allied Health Department for assistance in planning your program of study.
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