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McHenry County College to offer ECG training

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 10:06 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will offer electrocardiogram training from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18.  

The class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday evenings in Room A112 at MCC, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

The course covers basic and advanced concepts in ECG, also referred to as EKG in the medical community. Students will learn basic cardiac anatomy and physiology, proper lead placement for five- and 12-lead machines, and technical aspects of an ECG machine. They will learn how to calculate heart rate, interpret a rhythm strip and several advanced concepts working with the 12-lead ECG machines. Students will further learn how to prepare a patient for ECG monitoring and troubleshoot ECG disturbances. This course is designed for those who have completed CNA, EMT, CPR, or other related coursework. Seats are limited.

This training, combined with previous certification, allows students 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. 

The cost for the ECG program is $479. For information, call Ruth Kormanak at 815-479-7879 or email her at rkormanak@mchenry.edu. To register, call the MCC Registration Office at 815-455-8588. The course ID is QHC C06-001.

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