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McHenry County College To Offer ECG Training

[Thursday, January 02, 2014]

McHenry County College is offering Electrocardiogram (ECG) training from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays beginning January 6 and ending February 10 at McHenry County College. The class will take place in Room A112 on campus at 8900 U.S. Highway 14 in Crystal Lake.

McHenry County College will offer This course covers basic to advanced concepts in ECG (also referred to as EKG in the medical community). Students learn basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, proper lead placement for 5- and 12-lead, technical aspects of an ECG machine and how to calculate heart rate, how to interpret a rhythm strip, and several advanced concepts working with the 12-lead ECG machines. Students learn how to prep a patient for ECG monitoring and troubleshoot ECG artifact. This course is designed for those who have completed CNA, EMT, CPR, or other medically related coursework. Course seats are limited.

This training, along with your previous certification, allows you to assist in the physician diagnosing myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias and heart rhythm irregularities. ECG machines are used in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities.

Cost is $479. For more information, contact Ruth Kormanak at (815) 479-7879 or email her at To register, call (815) 455-8588 and refer to course ID: QHC C06-002.

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