Electrocardiograph technicians are essential team members at hospitals and clinics. They are responsible for the following duties: - Performing diagnostics test on patients - Monitoring patients blood pressure - Collecting medical data to be used by doctors - Administer test to determine the cardiovascular health of a patient
EKG Technicians carry the responsibility of administering electrocardiogram tests, which help practitioners understand the state of a patient's heart.
Technicians ensure proper electrode placement on the patient, record the EKG/ECG, prepare the report for the physician, ensure patient comfort and safety, and troubleshoot abnormalities with the recording. In addition, EKG/ECG technicians set up and administer stress tests.
Candidates should be familiar with performing Holter monitoring and stress testing, medical terminology, understanding the anatomy and physiology of the heart, diseases and disorders of the heart, electrocardiography, pharmacology, and general patient care.