An EKG Specialist performs a variety of types of echocardiogram procedures for patients and includes 12-lead EKG, Holter Monitoring, and Stress Testing. In addition to performing these tests the EKG Specialist may be required to do basic interpretation of these tests.
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Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.
- Total Hours: 48.00
- CEUs: 4.80
Cardiac Care Technician
The ability to read and recognize heart rhythms is the main function of the cardiac care technician. Students will receive hands-on experience in interpreting heart rhythms and arrhythmias. White scrubs and white closed-toe shoes must be worn to all classes/clinicals. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better.
- Total Hours: 46.00
- CEUs: 4.60
Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing and Holter monitoring. The course consists of 32 hours of classroom training and 24 hours of clinical training. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.
- Total Hours: 56.00
- CEUs: 5.60