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The Cardiac Monitor Technician also known as Telemetry Technician course prepares students for a position within a hospital setting. Upon completion of the 60 hours course at Florida Vocational Institute (FVI) students will receive a Monitor Technician/ Unit Clerk Certificate. A new medical career awaits!
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What Can I Expect?
The Cardiac Monitor or Telemetry Technician course is a 6 week long course that completely prepares students to perform the daily duties related to cardiac monitoring and telemetry.
This is a continuing education course for graduates of a Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician program who will acquire additional skills and may be suited for positions such as a patient monitor technician, ECG/cardiac technician or telemetry technician.
When you complete the Telemetry/Monitor Technician program at FVI you will have mastered many skills including:
Describe the cardiovascular system
Identify legal and ethical responsibilities of an EKG Monitor Technician
Demonstrate knowledge of, apply and use medical instrumentation modalities
Perform patient care techniques in the health care facility
Recognize normal and abnormal cardiac telemetry monitoring results
Describe common cardiovascular drugs, their actions, use and adverse effects
Set up telemetry monitoring, interpret and report abnormal rhythms to the nurse
Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information
Perform clerical duties
Perform patient admission, transfer and discharge procedures
Prepare discharge/transfer chart for medical records/new unit
Demonstrate the importance of health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations and their importance to organizational performance and regulatory compliance
Read, interpret, process, coordinate and transcribe physicians’ orders
Students will learn the tasks and activities that a Monitor/Telemetry Technician will be expected to perform on the job. All students are giving the tools needed to perform these duties once they complete the telemetry technician course. Duties include: registering a patient, maintaining cardiac monitoring device support, educating the patient, administering cardiac tests, analyzing rhythms and processing test findings.
Telemetry technicians, also known as monitoring technicians or cardiac monitoring technicians, are responsible for monitoring a patient’s heart activity.
The medical industry is in need of more telemetry technicians so a career in this field can be lucrative.
Course hours: 60 (6 weeks)
Eligible Candidates: Graduates from Medical Assistant or Patient Care Technician who are already nationally certified as EKG Technician.
Students are encouraged to sit for the certified rhythm analysis technician (CRAT) exam through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). To learn more visit www.cci-online.org
Eligible candidates are expected to have prior knowledge of regulatory and compliance standards (OSHA, HIPPA, informed consent, medical records), medical ethics, patient safety, emergency response, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, communication with patients and staff and ECG troubleshooting.
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