EKG & Pulse Oximetry Skills (1.5 CEUs)

For allied health professionals looking to add to their skill set, with classroom and hands-on experience. Learn basic skills in administering a 12-lead EKG, including cardiac anatomy and function; appropriate skin preparation; proper lead placement; and identification of P, Q, R, S, and T wave forms. Learn to recognize a normal versus abnormal electrocardiogram, prevent artifacts, and adapt to unusual patient situations. Also learn pulse oximetry measurement. Class covers sensor placement and pulse correlation techniques to measure oxygen saturation accurately. Please note: This course does not prepare you to become an EKG technician. It is appropriate for nurse aides, medical assistants and those preparing for patient care technician positions (PCT). Students should read the first two chapters prior to the start of class.

Course Offerings

February 11 – March 10 (TH)

CRN: 1561
Fee: $279 plus text
Room: 310
Instructor: Mark Rouleau, R.N.

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You must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Transfer Credits

Students who have successfully completed the EKG and Pulse Oximetry Skills Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.

Students should request that a copy of their program transcript be sent to Charter Oak. Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).

For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site

Other Ways To Apply

Open the Continuing Education Registration Form, fill out that page and follow these instructions:

Registration Information

Course fees are payable at time of registration. No written confirmations are mailed. You are assured of a place in class unless notified otherwise; attend the first class as scheduled.

Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.606.9732.

Register in Person:

Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Mail to:
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.

For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.