EKG Technician Program & Certification Info
EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician Training Program at Larock Healthcare Academy
Larock Healthcare Academy prepares students to enter into the fast growing career field as an EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician. Through our 58-clock hour, job-ready program, students will learn by engaging in hands-on exercises such as performing different modes of electrocardiography such as a 12-lead EKG/ECG and Holter monitoring and covering all of the other necessary job responsibilities they will perform when working as an EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician. During lecture and laboratory classes, instructors teach by using visual aids and multimedia presentations. Larock’s experienced instructors grade and evaluate students based on their individual performance on tests and quizzes as well as attendance and participation in class activities and exercises.
Throughout Larock’s EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician Program, you will learn medical terminology and anatomy and physiology, focusing on the cardiovascular system; the steps to running a complete electrocardiogram test; the methods to obtain an accurate telemetry reading; the correct placement of leads for a 12-lead, 6-lead and 3-lead EKG/ECG test; how to properly maintain heart monitoring equipment; and the skills necessary for respectful patient care. Students will learn to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias, which is one of the responsibilities of an EKG/ECG Technician. The course includes Simulation & Skills Laboratory practice to further develop entry level skills of a Cardiac Monitor Technician.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for national certification of Certified EKG Technician (CET) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Training in the Classroom
Larock Healthcare Academy educates students enrolled in the EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician Program by using multimedia presentations in instructor-led lectures. Students are encouraged to participate by being individually studious on homework and tests as well as ensuring collective participation when working with classmates on performing EKG’s. On a typical class day, lecture will run prior to the laboratory session during the first 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
Training in the Simulation & Skills Laboratory
From day one, students will enter the laboratory with the knowledge at the level of a beginner and end with learning the skills necessary to begin in a career as an EKG Technician. Also called Cardiac Monitor Technicians, they gain an understanding of the various techniques used when monitoring cardiac rhythms and ensuring artifacts are not present in order to obtain an accurate telemetry strip. This advanced education is completed with hands-on training in the Larock’s Simulation and Skills Laboratory with the use of an EKG machine on one of the other students. Typically, lab training runs approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours and starts after lecture.
Certified EKG Technician (CET) Certification from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Graduates of Larock’s State-approved program will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified EKG Technician (CET) examination. This national certification opens the door to many different job opportunities as well as shows dedication and proficiency in the field of your choice.
Many EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician graduates take Larock Healthcare Academy’s Phlebotomy Technician program, and ultimately the Patient Care Technician program enabling many diverse opportunities in the healthcare profession.
Each candidate for the CPT certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has performed a minimum of thirty (30) venipunctures and ten (10) capillary sticks on live individuals. EKG Technician Certification (CET): Each candidate for the CET certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has performed a minimum of ten (10) EKGs on live individuals.