Monitor Technician Certification
Cost: $799.00 (includes a $100
non-refundable registration fee)
CE Broker#: 20-781048
This is a two (2) week course that helps students to meet the training requirements for employment as a Cardiac Monitor Technician to work in a hospital or any other healthcare setting. Successful students are eligible to also take the CNA Exam and then move on to take the National Healthcareer Association EKG Exam to earn their EKG credential.
Topics to be discussed:
Roles and responsibilities of an EKG Technician
How to use an EKG machine and read EKG printouts
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Blood pressure reading
Point-of-care skills training
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Management of ACS and stroke
All required CEUs
Classes are held: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, or 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
What is included:
Monitor Technicians function as an EKG Technician with patient care training. Their duties are to oversee cardiac monitors and notifying nurses of arrhythmia, print monitor strips per policy and protocols, document rhythms and to provide high-quality patient care.
As a Cardiac Monitor Technician, you will perform meaningful work in helping diagnose cardiovascular conditions. By administering EKGs — testing the electrical activity of the heart through small electrode patches attached to the body — you’ll be making a life-changing difference by helping people of all ages prevent and treat heart disease.
Week 1 includes: Point-of-care training
Week 2 includes: Entry-level EKG theoretical concepts, all required CEUs, lead placement, Anatomy and Physiology of the heart, and BLS training (A BLS Certificate will be given at the end of the course if you do not have one.)
Uniform is REQUIRED:
Navy blue scrub top and jeans for men, and full scrub outfit for women.
What hospitals and other employers are looking for:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
BLS certification from the American Heart Association
EKG rhythm interpretation and/or training
Basic EKG course completed certification
Certified Nursing Assistant license (Not required to earn Monitor Technician credential)
**We cannot help you with job placement until you've met all of these requirements.
Please note that we help each student with job placement; however, no guarantees will be made or expressed. Healthcare facilities that hire Monitor Technicians are hospitals, dialysis centers, medical specialty facilities, etc.
Employers rely on certification as a third-party attestation that an employee possesses the skills and knowledge to successfully perform a specific job. In addition, studies have shown that certified allied healthcare professionals have higher salaries and better promotion opportunities.
Obtaining and maintaining certification and engaging in continuing education throughout your allied health career tells your employer that you:
You are committed to your profession because you continue to learn and grow
Have met third-party standards that verify your skills and competence
Are dedicated to maintaining quality in your workplace
**In light of the precautionary measures we must take due to Covid-19, we have changed some of the required tasks students must perform to complete this course. This will be discussed further on the first day of class.
Remember, you don't have to pay the full amount to start any of our courses, just pay the deposit to get started.