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Certified Electrocardiograph Technician Curriculum

EKG Cardiographic Technician

EG 100: Role Of The Electrocard99grapher

Learning Outcomes:

EG 100

  • The Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • History of the ECG
  • Role of an Electrocardiographer
  • How ECGs Are Used
  • What You Need to Know to Perform an ECG
  • Troubleshooting

EG 110: The Cardiovascular System

Learning Outcomes:

EG 110

  • Circulation and the ECG
  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Principles of Circulation
  • The Cardiac Cycle
  • Conduction System of the Heart
  • Electrical Stimulation and the ECG Waveform

EG 120: The Electrocardiograph

Learning Outcomes:

EG 120

  • Producing the ECG Waveform
  • ECG Machines
  • ECG Controls
  • Electrodes
  • ECG Graph Paper
  • Calculating Heart Rate

EG 130: Performing An ECG

Learning Outcomes:

EG 130

  • Preparation for the ECG Procedure
  • Communicating with the Patient
  • Identifying Anatomical Landmarks
  • Joining the Electrodes and Leads
  • Safety and Infection Control
  • Operating the ECG Machine
  • Checking the ECG Tracing
  • Reporting ECG Results
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Pediatric ECG
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Special Patient Considerations
  • Handling Emergencies

EG 140: Rhythm Strip Interpretation And Sinus Rhythms

Learning Outcomes:

EG 140

  • Rhythm Interpretation
  • Identifying the Components of the Rhythm
  • Normal Sinus Rhythm
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinus Dysrhythmia
  • Sinus Arrest

EG 150: Atrial Dysrhythmias

Learning Outcomes:

EG 150

  • Introduction to Atrial Dysrhythmias
  • Premature Atrial Complexes (PACs)
  • Wandering Atrial Pacemaker (WAP)
  • Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia (maT)
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Fibrillation

EG 160: Junctional Dysrhythmias

Learning Outcomes:

MA 160

  • Introduction to Junctional Dysrhythmias
  • Premature Junctional Complex (PJC)
  • Junctional Escape Rhythm
  • Accelerated Junctional Rhythm
  • Junctional Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

EG 170: Heart Block Dysrhythmias

Learning Outcomes:

EG 100

  • Introduction to Heart Block Dysrhythmias
  • First Degree Atrioventricular (AV) Block
  • Second Degree Atrioventricular (AV) Block, Mobitz I (Type I or Wenckebach)
  • Second Degree Atrioventricular (AV) Block, Type II (Mobitz II)
  • Third Degree Atrioventricular (AV) Block (Complete)

EG 180: Rhythms Originating From The Ventricles

Learning Outcomes:

EG 180

  • Introduction to Ventricular Dysrhythmias
  • Premature Ventricular Complexes (PVCs)
  • Agonal Rhythm
  • Idioventricular Rhythm
  • Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Asystole

EG 190: Pacemaker Rhythms And Bundle Branch Block

Learning Outcomes:

EG 190

  • Introduction to Pacemaker Rhythms
  • Evaluating Pacemaker Function
  • Pacemaker Complications Relative to the ECG Tracing
  • Introduction to Bundle Branch Block Dysrhythmias

EG 200: Exercise EKG Cardiographic Technician

Learning Outcomes:

EG 200

  • What Is Exercise EKG Cardiographic Technician ?
  • Why Is Exercise EKG Cardiographic Technician Used?
  • Variations of Exercise EKG Cardiographic Technician
  • Preparing the Patient for Exercise EKG Cardiographic Technician
  • Providing Safety
  • Performing Exercise EKG Cardiographic Technician
  • Common Protocols

EG 210: Ambulatory Monitoring

Learning Outcomes:

EG 210

  • What Is Ambulatory Monitoring?
  • How Is Ambulatory Monitoring Used?
  • Functions and Variations
  • Educating the Patient
  • Preparing the Patient
  • Joining an Ambulatory Monitor
  • Removing an Ambulatory Monitor and Reporting Results

EG 220: Clinical Management Of The Cardiac Patient

Learning Outcomes:

EG 220

  • Coronary Arteries
  • Cardiac Symptoms
  • Atypical Patient Presentation
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Patient Assessment and Immediate Treatment
  • Further Treatment For The Cardiac Patient

EG 230: Basic 14-Lead ECG Interpretation

Learning Outcomes:

EG 230

  • The Views of a Standard 14-Lead ECG and Major Vessels
  • Ischemia, Injury, and Infarction
  • Electrical Axis
  • Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

EG 295 : EKG Cardiographic Technician Apprenticeship and Capstone

Learning Outcomes:

PH 295

After successful completion of this study course students participate in the Health Education Apprenticeship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practicing EKG Cardiographic Technician . Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE JOBS.

Optional Prerequisite: HS 105 : Medical Terminology

Learning Outcomes:

HS 105

This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:

  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation

These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :

  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Optional Prerequisite: HS 125 : Anatomy & Physiology

Learning Outcomes:

HS 125

This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

  • List in sequence the levels of biological organization in the human body
  • Describe the anatomical position of the human body
  • Define and locate the principal regions and cavities of the body
  • Describe the stages of a cells life cycle
  • List and describe the functions of the skin
  • List and describe the functions of the skeletal system
  • Describe the structure of muscle
  • Distinguish between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  • Describe the structure and function of the main parts of the brain

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