Monitor Technician*

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series must be provided at the time of registration. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 9 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

The Monitor technician program combines the EKG Technician education with additional rhythm interpretation skills. Learn the concepts behind electrocardiography, including the physiological steps of the cardiac cycle and its electrocardiograph readings. Students will develop the skills to identify and eliminate artifacts, mount and label completed EKG readings, as well as the care and maintenance of equipment. Students will practice with the EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs, including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Students will also learn how to interpret both normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms through additional hours of dysrhythmia training.

Monitor technicians work in hospitals, nursing homes and large medical facilities. Monitor technicians may work in centralized monitoring rooms or within a specific unit where they provide support to the patient care delivery team by observing the cardiac rhythms of patients who are receiving cardiac monitoring. Monitor technicians may be responsible for maintaining alarm parameters and for notifying the registered nurse of changes in patient cardiac rhythms. Monitor technicians may also participate in the admission, transfer and discharge functions of cardiac monitored patients in collaboration with nursing.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the Cardiovascular Credentialing International certification (CCI).

NOTE: A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students on the first day of class. A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program.

HEKG-134 (270 Hours)
Fee: $3,529 (Tuition $2,710, Materials $819)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning
    Feb. 7, 2017 (Ending Oct. 5, 2017)
    6-9 p.m.

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