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Cardiovascular (EKG) Technician

 

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Course Description

This course is designed and approved to prepare the student to become a certified EKG (ECG) Technician/Monitor. The course will cover the anatomy and physiology of the heart, principles of EKG, dysrhythmia recognition of sinus, junctional/atrial rhythms, heart blocks and bundle branches and ventricular ectopy rhythms. Skills will include operating EKG equipment, running, and mounting strips as well as reading and interpreting 22 types of cardiac lead tracings produced from 12 and five lead monitors and to understand the basics of capnography as it relates to heart function

Pre-Requisites

High School Diploma (or equivalent diploma)

Cost

$180 tuition + fees and textbook

Textbook Information

Title: EKG Plain and Simple, 4th Edition
ISBN: 9780134525051
Cost: $116.62 (new)
Textbooks can be purchased at the VGCC Bookstores on the Main Campus or online at the VGCC Bookstore website .

Uniform Requirements

Uniforms are required. Specifics will be discussed on the first day of class.

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