Students will learn the skills needed to become an EKG/cardiovascular technician in this comprehensive course. Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contacts. Students will also be introduced to the associated areas of laboratory assisting, and electrocardiography. The hands-on practice the students receive will help in preparing for the national exam administered through (NCCT) National Center for Competency Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
This course is part of the curriculum designed to prepare individuals to work in the healthcare industry as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). The student is introduced to the discipline of nursing and the basic approaches of patient care. The concepts of caring for the whole person, nursing practice, multi-cultural society, and communication are addressed as students assist the licensed nurse and other members of the healthcare team to the clinical settings. Writing assignments, and testing of knowledge as appropriate to the discipline, are part of this course. Clinical laboratory sessions include pre-conference and post-conference at area clinical facilities. Theoretical concepts and clinical skills contained with the course are consistent with basic nursing assistant skills and standards developed by the Illinois Department of Health.