EKG Program

In-Person Learning

EKG Training

In-Person Learning

Electrocardiograph Technician Course (EKG)


Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians are medical practitioners who administer tests to determine the cardiovascular health of patients. Their primary duties include performing diagnostic tests on patients, monitoring patient blood pressure, and collecting medical data for use by doctors.

EKG Technician Responsibilities:

  • Performing cardiovascular tests on patients.
  • Keeping patients informed on every step of the procedure.
  • Identifying various heart conditions.
  • Monitoring patient blood pressure.
  • Collecting cardiovascular data for analysis by doctors.
  • Working alongside doctors and nurses.
  • Setting up EKG components including EKG tracings for accurate readings.
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of patients.
  • Maintaining high hospital safety standards.
  • Monitoring EKG equipment and reporting any malfunctions.

Electrocardiograph (EKG) technicians are medical practitioners who administer tests to determine the cardiovascular health of patients. Their primary duties include performing diagnostic tests on patients, monitoring patient blood pressure, and collecting medical data for use by doctors.

EKG Technician Responsibilities:

  • Performing cardiovascular tests on patients.
  • Keeping patients informed on every step of the procedure.
  • Identifying various heart conditions.
  • Monitoring patient blood pressure.
  • Collecting cardiovascular data for analysis by doctors.
  • Working alongside doctors and nurses.
  • Setting up EKG components including EKG tracings for accurate readings.
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of patients.
  • Maintaining high hospital safety standards.
  • Monitoring EKG equipment and reporting any malfunctions.

Course Structure:

Online Theory is to be completed at the student’s own pace. Students are provided with textbooks and online learning platform access that guides them through the program curriculum. 

Upon successful completion of the theory portion of the program, students will work with their Student Success Coordinator to schedule in-person skill demonstration and review with an instructor.

In-Person Skills Lab is coordinated and hosted at our Manchester campus. Students invite volunteers to accompany them to class to demonstrate learned EKG procedures. (10 live EKGs performed on the student’s own volunteers)

 

“My Instructor is excellent! She explains things thoroughly, is patient and calm, and always takes time to answer questions. She’s a great model relative to dealing with residents and staff. I can’t believe how much I have learned!”
August 2022 EKG Graduate
  •  A high school diploma or GED
  • Has an active Health Insurance plan and card
  • Possesses proficiency in English and basic math as determined by the pre-entrance examination. Must successfully pass the pre-entrance examination with a score of 80% or greater.
  • Previous LNA or Phlebotomy course strongly recommended

EKG Course Fees

   Seat Deposit Fee: $450 (due at sign up, non-refundable)
   Supplies Fee: $250
   Criminal Record Check: $25
   Liability Insurance: $25
   Tuition: $750
   TOTAL: $1,500

Upon successfully graduating from the EKG Course students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the National certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association. Interested students will be required to register for the National exam with the Program Director via the Admissions team.

The cost of the National exam is $130.

*Please note: LNA Health Careers cannot accept transfer of credits from any other institution, nor do our programs provide transfer credits to any other institution.

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