Cardiology Technician students are trained in the performance of non-invasive testing procedures which provide valuable recorded data utilized in cardiac medical evaluation.
Training emphasizes basic and advanced electrocardiology and electrocardiography. Ample ECG equipment is utilized to provide extensive hands-on training. Class size is limited to assure close supervision during classroom and practical application of various procedures.
The core curriculum includes the study of human anatomy and physiology, cardiac pharmacology, physics, vital signs, IV administration, patient assessment, and basic medical electronics & instrumentation. In addition, this program provides an understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in ECG, exercise stress testing and pacemaker analysis.
Due to the technical nature of this program, students must have prior allied health training, recent clinical work experience and college credits in anatomy & physiology, math and science.
The knowledge and skills acquired prepare students for responsible career entry level positions as a Cardiology Technician in the areas of telemetry, Holter scanning and exercise stress testing. There is a wide-spread demand for competent Cardiology Technicians in hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and doctor’s offices.
Textbooks & Reference Manuals
|Lippincott||ECG Workout Book||Huff||978-1-4511-1553-6||$47.95|
|Elsevier||Drugs for the Heart||Opie||978-1-4557-3322-4||$74.95|
|Elsevier||Anatomy & Physiology, 9th Edition||Patton/Thibodeau||978-0-3232-9883-4||$123.50|
|Carnegie Institute||Arrhythmia Interpretation||Carnegie Institute||$38.60|
|American Heart Association||BLS for HC Providers||AHA||978-1-61669-039-7||$12.00|