2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALHE 223 - EKG Technician Clinical Practice

4 CR
This course provides the student with the foundation to perform the clinical task of administering EKGs, as well as, Holter monitoring and stress testing. Students will learn to set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests, prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring, edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis and transcribe the physicians’ interpretations. The student will perform 80 hours in the clinical setting with an additional 16 hours in the college laboratory.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 240, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate communication with patients, healthcare providers, and families.
  2. Describe and discuss the use of electrocardiograms and stress tests used in patient care.
  3. Demonstrate the set up and administer EKGs and stress tests.
  4. Perform transcription of physicians’ interpretation of the test performed.