Nov 24, 2020
Award: Certificate (code CRT.MDA.ECG-IV)
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 16 credit hours.
Learn more about the Electrocardiogram & Intravenous Therapy Technician Certificate program
Purpose: Prepares student for employment in physician’s office, hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, and wherever basic electrocardiogram and intravenous therapy skills are required. Persons who are already employed in health care may enroll in this program for career development.
Occupational Goal: Electrocardiogram and Intravenous Therapy Technician.
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.
- Attendance at program information session. Call 410-777-7310 for schedule. Detailed information regarding program, profession and academic requirements will be discussed. For online schedule, go to www.aacc.edu/healthsciences/infosessions.
- High school graduate or equivalent. Official transcript required.
- 18 years of age or older.
- Eligibility for ENG 111 or ENG 115 or ENG 121 .
- Prior to enrolling in MDA 110 , students must take the Arithmetic Placement Test and receive a score of 27 or higher or enroll in MAT 005 and complete it with a grade of C or better.
- Must have a minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at this college.
Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening
This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences section of this catalog.
All Electrocardiogram and Intravenous (ECG/IV) Therapy Technician students must receive a minimum grade of C in each ECG/IV Therapy Technician course. Students who receive a final grade below C in any ECG/IV Therapy Technician course will be awarded a grade of F in that course. Students practice selected procedures on each other, and perform manual and automated procedures in the college laboratory.
Students apply to the Records and Registration office for the certificate after they complete the program requirements.
Certificate Requirements: 16 credits
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Effectively utilize medical terminology in communicating health information.
- Describe state law related to healthcare operations.
- Describe federal law related to healthcare operations.
- Discuss basic concepts of ethical standards for healthcare entities.
- Discuss strategies for infection control.
- Describe anatomical landmarks/sites utilized for intravenous access.
- Diagram heart anatomy.
- Describe heart physiology related to electrical conductivity.
- Discuss cardiac pathology.
- Perform electrocardiogram procedures.
- Discuss pharmacology related to body systems.
- Describe pharmacokinetics related to body systems.
- Identify equipment utilized in initiating and maintaining intravenous access.
- Articulate the purpose of a halter monitor recording.
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