EKG Aide

Program Structure: The purpose of this 75-hour program is to prepare students for employment as electrocardiograph aides SOC Code 29-2031 or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this field.

The program sequence of instruction consists of 2 occupational completion points.

  • Basic Healthcare Worker (90 hours)
  • EKG Aide (75 hours)

Work Practice: 

  • Locate heart and surrounding structures
  • Trace the flow of blood through the cardiopulmonary system
  • Identify and describe the electrical conduction system
  • Describe the function of the autonomic nervous system
  • Calibrate and standardize the cardiograph instrument
  • Identify three types of lead system
  • Identify patient and verify the requisition order
  • State Einthoven’s triangle
  • Perform a 12 lead EKG
  • Take patient’s vitas in preparation for cardiovascular diagnostic testing and report abnormalities

Requirements: Must complete a TABE Test for Reading, Language, and Math.

Uniforms: Uniform is mandatory!

  • Navy Blue Scrubs
  • Leather Sneakers

How to Register: Registration is Monday – Thursday in the Vocational Office, Room 1259 between 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Course Schedule:
Monday – Thursday | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Office: (305) 981-6774

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