Telemetry is an electronic system designed to monitor a patient's heart activity. The heart is an electrical system and the monitors pick up cardiac activity, displaying it in electrical patterns on a computer screen for medical staff to see. Different heart rhythms indicate problems or diseases of the heart and require different treatment. Telemetry technicians, also called monitoring technicians or electrocardiograph technicians, are trained to recognize heart rhythms.

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Overview

The Telemetry Technician, also known as a Monitoring Technician, is trained to monitor the heart’s electrical activity within the setting of an ICU, telemetry department, or facilities which provide cardiac monitoring services. The student will be trained to recognize and evaluate heart rhythms. Certificate completion requires demonstration of proficiency in rhythm recognition.

What are the prerequisites?

  • Attend an Information Session
  • Provide proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Specific criminal background check and drug screening required prior to clinical placement