Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 17
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:EKG Technician Continued Certification Certification exams are available but generally arent required License No state license required Role At the most basic level, EKG technicians set up the EKG equipment, run the test, evaluate whether it is an accurate recording, and prepare the recording for interpretation 17
Slide notes:EKG technicians may take a national certification exam, but it is generally not required. There is no state licensure exam for EKG technicians. EKG technicians set up EKG equipment, run the test, assure an accurate recording, and sometimes prepare the recording for interpretation. Preparing the EKG for mounting usually involves adhering the tracing or parts of the tracing to a uniform record that can be placed in a paper chart or file. There is a growing use of digital EKG machines that store EKGs internally and transfer to a secure digital (SD) card or electronic health record. Many come with print options, if paper copies are needed for interpretation or storage. 17