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An important adjunct skill for LPNs, nursing assistants, phlebotomists, and other healthcare workers or to start a new career path; perform 12-lead EKGs in a hospital, private physician’s office, nursing home, home care agency, or insurance company.
Areas Of Study: Anatomy and physiology of the heart with emphasis on electrophysiology, correlation of electrical impulses to printed waveforms, and interpretation of cardiac rhythm using 5-step method. Sinus, atrial, junctional, AV blocks, ventricular, and pacemaker rhythms, patient safety and therapeutic communication, 12-lead EKG machine set up and function, basic understanding of the EKG reading, and skills practice and testing covered. Prepare to sit for certification through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). The fee is $90. 28 HOURS. NJSNA contact hours awarded.
Recommended: Healthcare background
Note: If English is not your best language, oral and written English tests may be required. Textbook required.