EKG/ECG Interpretation in San Antonio


The EKG/ECG Interpretation program is designed for those who need to master the skill of EKG/ECG recognition. This program focuses on the essential information needed to know to interpret EKGs/ECGs and understand their significance. Each student will be able to recognize possible patient signs and symptoms related to the rhythm and, where appropriate, current recommended treatments for the rhythm are learned. Graduates of this program may find employment with hospitals, medical offices, critical care settings and more. At the end of the 32 clock hour course each passing student will be given a certificate of completion.

Course Description

EKG 101 EKG/ECG Interpretation Seminar Lec Lab Ext Total
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This subject introduces students to care of a long term resident and facility.  Upon completion of this subject students will be able to: 1) Know the Anatomy & Physiology of the heart;  2) Know electrophysiology of the heart;  3) Know the rhythm of Sinus Mechanisms;  4) Know the wave form and signs & symptoms of an Atrial rhythm;  5) Know the wave form and signs & symptoms of a Junctional rhythm 6) Know the wave form and signs & symptoms of a Ventricular rhythm;  7) Know the wave form and signs & symptoms of an Atrioventricular (AV) blocks; 8) Know the wave form and signs & symptoms of a Pacemaker rhythm;  9) Know how to apply, run and interpret a 12-Lead ECG. 10) Each student will learn, when appropriate, current recommended treatments for the rhythm.Upon completion of this subject students will also be able to perform personal skills: 1) Monitoring EKG/ECG waveforms; 2) Performing a 12-Lead EKCG/ECG; 3) Reporting and documenting normal and abnormal findings; 4) How to document the progress in the record sheet.


Anatomy and Physiology 2 hours, Electrophysiology 3 hours, Sinus Mechanism 3 hours, Atrial Rhythm 3 hours, Junctional Rhythm 3 hours, Ventricular Rhythm 3 hours, Atrioventricular (AV) Blocks 3 hours, Pacemaker Rhythm 3 hours, Introduction to the 12 Lead ECG 1 hour.  Total Lecture 24 hours, Lab – Interpretation 8 hours, Total 32 hours


Prerequisites any of the following are acceptable: Paramedic, Nursing/Nurse, Medical Students, EKG/ECG monitor technicians, Other Allied Health Personnel, Medical Assistant.  Exceptions to this list will be determined by the Director or Instructor during the student interview.

Prerequisite:  None
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