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).
You must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
Students who have successfully completed the EKG and Pulse Oximetry Skills Course are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.
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
- Fill out and submit a Continuing Education Non-Credit Registration Form
- Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED
Program Coordinator: Cheryl Conaty