In this course, students are introduced to the field of cardiac telemetry. Cardiac Telemetry Technicians are health professionals responsible for measuring and reporting the patient's heart rhythm and rate. Students will develop the skills necessary to measure electrocardiogram (ECG) wave forms, interpret results and differentiate the severity of abnormalities. Forms of reporting are introduced, including standard, urgent and life-threatening emergency procedures. Students will gain experience in troubleshooting different models of ECG equipment. This course includes clinical placements.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; students must have a GED or high school diploma, attend a mandatory orientation prior to starting the course and complete a successful background check. Continuing eligibility requirements that must be met prior to clinical placement: Negative TB skin test; Complete Health History form (physical examination by practitioner); Hepatitis immunization series or updated titers on file; Health insurance; Current BLS/CPR from AHA; Background check/drug/fingerprinting per policy of hospital
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