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Cardiac Electrophysiology Technologist Certification

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Become a Certified Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) Technologist

The need for trained diagnostic professionals is growing at a fast rate. Electrophysiology technologists and former graduates of accredited cardiovascular technologist programs who are interested in becoming more competitive in the workforce can now prepare for the Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES) exam at HCC.

This introductory course in cardiac electrophysiology (EP) is designed to introduce the learner to electrophysiology principles, equipment, and diagnostic/therapeutic procedures performed in the clinical setting. This course is offered in partnership with HCC’s credit Health Sciences Division. 

To earn a Certificate of Completion, you must complete online classwork hours (one semester). 

  • Course Objectives

    After completing the course, participants will be able to:

    • Interpret surface ECGs.
    • Discuss arrhythmia management options.
    • Discuss all phases of the action potential.
    • Discuss cardiac pharmacology and drugs used in the Electrophysiology (EP) lab.
    • Identify catheters and equipment used during various EP procedures.
    • Correlate intracardiac electrograms to surface EKGs.
    • Discuss the indications of an EP procedure, pacing protocols, and accurately perform baseline measurements.
    • Discuss the reentry mechanism, pacing protocols, and interpret intracardiac electrograms for:
      • Atrial tachycardia
      • Atrial flutter
      • Atrial fibrillation
      • Atrioventricular Node Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
      • Atrioventricular Reentry Tachycardia (AVRT)
      • VT/PVC
    • Discuss the ablation procedure for the following:
      • Atrial tachycardia
      • Atrial flutter
      • Atrial fibrillation
      • Atrioventricular Node Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
      • Atrioventricular Reentry Tachycardia (AVRT)
      • VT/PVC
  • Course Format

    This is a weekly course that meets online on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Course materials will be available any time.

    Each week, there will be lessons and articles for you to read, resources and videos to watch, and activities to complete.

 

Courses for the Current Term

Classes begin January 2019.

To apply or for more information, call 443-518-4972 or email asummers@howardcc.edu.

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