Cardiographic Technician students are trained to perform non-invasive testing procedures which provide valuable recorded data utilized in cardiac medical evaluation.
The training emphasizes in basic electrocardiology/electrocardiography. To provide extensive hands-on training, ample ECG equipment is utilized. Class size is not limited, but is usually relatively small, so the instructor gives 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. An understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in ECG, exercise stress testing and pacemaker analysis is also provided in this program.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to work as a entry level cardiographic technician or rhythm analysis technician. The student will be bale to perform basic EKG’s, stress tests, Holter Monitoring, pediatric EKG’s and telemetry monitoring. Knowledge of basic patient care skills, HIPAA regulations and safety regulations will be required to graduate from this program.
The graduating student will be eligible to take the nationally recognized Cardiac Credentialing International certification examinations for Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) or Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT). There is a wide-spread demand for competent Cardiography Technicians in hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and doctor’s offices.
According to BLS, the 2017 median pay at $26.57/hour.