EKG Technical and Health Standards
The prospective EKG student must possess sufficient strength, motor coordination, and manual dexterity to:
- Provide quality patient care as it pertains to performing an EKG exam.
- Stand and walk for 85% of the time.
- Demonstrate flexible motor coordination (bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements) intermittently for 50% of the work time.
- Tolerate standing in various positions for applying electrodes.
- Perform transfer techniques (wheelchair or stretcher to EKG table or patient bed), and assist moving patients into various positions for the stress test procedures.
- Move equipment (on wheels) to other areas of a facility in order to perform studies according to established standards.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be able to satisfactorily read, write, and comprehend English and demonstrate arithmetic skills
- Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities required by the profession
- Must be able to perform basic calculations
- Must be free of communicable diseases
- Attendance at all classroom sessions is required for completion
The prospective EKG student must:
- Have sufficient eye/hand coordination skills in order to perform EKG examinations.
- Have the ability to perform basic mathematical problems utilizing a calculator.
- Be able to use senses (vision, hearing, smell, and touch) to recognize changes regarding a patient’s condition and needs.
- Have the ability to hear, understand, and react quickly to verbal instructions and patient needs, including but not exclusive to codes, alarms, and patient calls.
The prospective EKG student must be able to consistently demonstrate emotional, mental, and physical health in order to:
- Meet the demands of the job including handling stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care situations.
- Provide physical and emotional support to the patient during EKG procedures.
- Carry out all assigned duties.
- Perform EKG procedures according to established standards.
- View recorded rhythm strips for the purpose of identifying proper protocol, procedural sequencing, technical qualities, and identification of pathology.
The prospective EKG student must be able to consistently demonstrate effective communication in order to:
- Enunciate clearly in English (language interpreter if the patient do not speak English) with patients of diverse ethnicities and cultures.
- Accurately elicit information from patients, family members, and team members.
- Use standard professional medical terminology when documenting a patient’s electronic health record
Please contact our office if you have any questions about course requirements or time commitments.
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Payment Plans are available upon request:
(Equal payments of tuition due weekly)
Balance due in full before exam is given.