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 Clinical EKG Phlebotomy Technician
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods. 
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Draw blood from capillaries by dermal puncture, such as heel or finger stick methods.
  • Enter patient, specimen, insurance, or billing information into computer.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples, using appropriate collection procedures. 
  • Collect specimens at specific time intervals for tests, such as those assessing therapeutic drug levels.
  • Transport specimens or fluid samples from collection sites to laboratories.
  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
  • Prepare and position patients for testing.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
Duties:

The EKG technician course will provide you with an overview of basic cardiovascular terminology, anatomy and physiology. The program focuses on the proper placement of electrocardiogram (EKG) leads and maintenance of equipment to obtain an accurate 12-Lead EKG. Learn to recognize cardiac arrhythmias. Outlines responsibilities of ECG EKG technicians and provides clinical laboratory opportunity to develop entry level skills. The Phlebotomy course provides phlebotomy instruction to the student with a working knowledge of collecting blood while emphasizing on patient safety, quality assurance, universal and standard precautions. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the American Education Certification Association (AECA).

Program Info

Duration: 4 - 11 Weeks

Schedules: 

Morning: Monday - Friday

Morning: Monday - Thursday

Evening: Monday - Friday

Evening: Monday - Thursday 

Weekend: Saturday - Sunday

Weekend: Saturdays Only


Cost of Program Includes:

Books, National Certifications & Program Supplies

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
    Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. 
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Skills
Knowledge
Program/Course Description:
National Certification (with this program):

Students eligible in this program are available for the following

National Certifications

  1. EKG Technician Certification
  2. Cardiac Monitor Technician Certification
  3. Cardiac Arrhythmia Analysis Technician
  4. Phlebotomy Technician Certification