This program prepares students to become certified EKG technicians/monitor techs. The course will cover anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, and recognition of multiple cardiac dysrhythmias which affect heart function. Students will learn cardiac terminology and medical disease processes. The medical and legal aspects of patient contact will be covered.
Skills include operating EKG equipment, running EKG’s, mounting strips, and the reading and interpretation of cardiac tracings. Students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs. An eight hour CPR class will be offered on a Saturday as a part of the course hours. See the RCC website for more information.