This course is recommended for students considering employment in the acute care/outpatient healthcare setting or those currently employed in healthcare looking to enhance their career mobility or further knowledge in this field. This course is also appropriate for current EKG technicians seeking certification in this field.
Students will learn key customer service concepts, basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, calculating heart rate, identifying sinus atrial, AV junction, ventricular and AV block rhythms and 12-lead ECG interpretation including myocardial infarction. Students will explore real life scenarios in classroom and laboratory learning environments. This course requires the use of current ECG equipment in the skills lab.
Textbook, Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers and the fee for a national certification test are included in the course cost.
NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.
- High school diploma or GED
- Healthcare training and one year of healthcare experience preferred
- Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our Customer Service Center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.
Course Code: HMED G5385