EKG Skills

Course Number: SAH-014
Course Hours: 20
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 5

Course Description

This course focuses on the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart, the electrical conduction system of the heart, basic waveform analysis, components and skills of obtaining an accurate EKG reading, and the roles and responsibilities of obtaining and/or monitoring an EKG.

Learning Objectives

  1. Read and interpret written and electronic test requisitions.
  2. Perform and interpret an accurate Electrocardiogram (EKG) Test.
  3. Document and maintain accurate records and quality control logs.
  4. Multitask and prioritize all duties and responsibilities.
  5. Maintain a safe and OSHA compliant work environment.
  6. Maintain the highest level of professionalism.
  7. Test for a national certification.

Educational Resources

This course uses NTI handouts.


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Assessment Weights

Class Participation & Discussions: 20%
Quizzes: 30%
Practicum: 20%
Final Exam: 30%


1ElectrocardiogramsHandoutsComplete handouts and review blood flow
2Quiz: Blood FlowFinal ReviewFinal Review
3Final ExamECG Practicum