- EKG Aide
EKG AIDE DIPLOMA PROGRAM
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Available start dates for the program: March 1st, 2017/May 1, 2017/ June 22, 2017/ August 7, 2017/ October 2, 2017/January 8, 2018
Program language: English or Spanish
Morning: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-2:00pm
Night :Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00PM-10:00PM
Weekend: Friday from 6:00PM-10:00PM and Saturday from 8:00AM-2:00PM.
Program duration: 14-16 weeks
This program prepares students for employment as an Electrocardiograph Aide (EKG Technician) in hospitals, out-patients centers, clinics, diagnostic labs, medical centers and other medical facilities. An Electrocardiograph Aide (EKG Technician) prepares the patient for testing, instructing patients, positioning of leads and the use of gels and other substances, and supplies utilized in the testing procedures. The students will learn the composition of the heart, its blood flow, layers of the heart, cardiac muscle, heart valves, cardiac cycles, heart rate, the pathology of diseases, law and ethics, critical policies and procedures including universal precautions, infection control, OSHA and CLIA guidelines and how they apply to the Electrocardiograph Aide’s duties and responsibilities. Students of the Electrocardiograph Aide program must complete the Basic Healthcare Worker course as a prerequisite to entering the Electrocardiograph Aide program. Competency based evaluations will be conducted at the end of the laboratory modules. Upon completion of the program the student will receive a Diploma.