Johnston Community College will offer nationally certified training for people interested in careers as EKG technicians.
The first EKG certification course will begin Wednesday, Oct. 23, and last through Dec. 11. The 48-hour course teaches individuals to interpret cardiac rhythms and deliver safe, skillful patient care in hospital or clinical settings.
The course, which includes classroom and simulation practice, is nationally certified through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians. Students will complete their clinical requirements at Johnston Health in four areas – cardiology, emergency medicine, pre-admission testing and critical care. Upon completion of the course, students will take a written exam and skills test to show their ability to interpret cardiac rhythms.
Connie Grady, coordinator of allied health and CNA programs at JCC, said the college is excited to earn the national certification because it is a credential hospitals want in the EKG technicians they hire.
“In the field of cardiac medicine, early access to cardiac care is so important,” Grady said. “This is our way of aligning ourselves with pre-hospital care teams by training our students to perform quality, patient-centered care.”
The EKG monitor technician course is a prerequisite to the EKG certification course. For more information about EKG training at JCC, call Grady at 919-464-2355.