The EKG Technician Program combines theory and practice, giving each student an understanding of:
- The anatomy and physiology of the heart and chest
- Heart disease and disease processes
- Flow of blood through systemic and pulmonary circulation
- The conduction system
- Pertinent medical terminology, and
- The legal and ethical aspects of patient contact and safety
There is also practical, hands-on experience that participants receive through:
- Use and placement of the 12 Lead EKG machine
- Reading and analyzing EKG printouts to determine ‘cardiac intervals and complexes,’ and
- Normal vs. abnormal readings
EKG technicians monitor the readings, make sure the machine is attached properly and in working order, and records the results of the EKG tests. In addition, EKG techs might take a patient's medical history, ask questions, keep equipment in good working order, check the quality of recorded data, and help technologists and physicians during procedures.
Employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists is projected to grow 39 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Our program prepares individuals with entry level skills and competencies to function as a patient care technician to assist in providing care for patients with complex health problems, in acute, sub-acute, long term and ambulatory care settings. Working closely with patients, you are responsible for basic care services. Your compassion and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of those who are sick or unable to care for themselves. You will be taught every aspect of the trade, so you’re ready to begin your new career after having completed the training. We prepare students are with skills to perform EKG and phlebotomy procedures, as well as CPR under the training and supervision of nurses and doctors. Classes here at New Era Healthcare afford you flexible class hours. We are the only Health Care training facility in Monmouth and Middlesex. Our space is beautiful and inviting. We make sure our students enjoy their surroundings. We ensure all classes are led in a friendly, informative, and effective way, by creating the perfect study environment.
Medical assisting has emerged as one of the hottest careers in healthcare, offering tremendous employment potential, a lucrative salary, fantastic employment benefits, and job security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 160,000 new jobs are expected to become available to medical assistants in the US between 2012 and 2022.