EKG and Phlebotomy Technician
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EKG technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This assists a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), and Stress Tests (treadmill).
Phlebotomy technicians draw blood from patients for testing purposes. They usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. Generally, the same employee in a facility performs the functions of both an EKG technician and a phlebotomy technician. View our Class Schedule Calendar today!
ABC’s phlebotomy training classes in NYC can help you launch a fulfilling career as an EKG and phlebotomy technician. Our school will teach you about the various aspects of this discipline and give you the background you need to earn your phlebotomy and EKG certification.
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- 96 classroom hours, plus national certificate exam •
|Monday through Thursday||9 am – 12 pm||OR||1 pm – 4 pm||OR||6 pm – 9 pm|
Weekend Schedule : 2 days a week for 8 weekends
|Saturday & Sunday||9 am – 4 pm|
Fast Track Schedule (4 weeks)
|Monday through Thursday||9 am – 4 pm|
- Note: Fast Track schedules require a down payment of $850 and 4 weekly payments of $212.5
EKG / Phlebotomy
- Total Cost: $1,700
- Down payment $210 (due at time of registration, $60 for registration fee and $150 for books)
- Tuition Balance: $1,490 ($186.25 per week for 8 weeks)
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Also known as Cardio Phlebotomy Technicians, EKG/Phlebotomy Technicians combine the skills of both Electrocardiogram (EKG) specialist and Phlebotomist for a variety of diagnostic, donation, and testing purposes, and many healthcare facilities have combined the two skill sets. Both skills are critical to providing lifesaving diagnoses. This is an excellent way to work in a variety of medical settings and utilizing your people skills while doing it. For anyone that particularly loves the diagnostic aspect of the healthcare field, and enjoys rewarding, lucrative hands-on work, this unique program may be for you.
Below are some questions and answers to help see if EKG/Phlebotomy Tech is the right career path for you.
What are EKG machines?
EKG machines are devices that monitor heart rate and rhythm via wires and electrodes applied to the skin. They provide data that is verified by the EKG Technician and confirmed by a medical physician
What does an EKG Tech do?
EKG Technicians work with doctors to perform electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. This includes monitoring heart rate and rhythm and performing stress tests to observe the heart’s electrical activities during an exercise. The data gathered in these tests provide the needed cardiac information for medical professionals to diagnose certain conditions.
What does a Cardio Phlebotomy Technician do?
Cardio-Phlebotomy Technicians have the combined skills of both EKG Technicians and Phlebotomist. They collect blood specimens, examine heart performance, control infections, manage medical records, and more.
What do Phlebotomy Technicians do?
Phlebotomy technicians work with patients in various medical settings to draw and collect blood and urine samples. This is typically for testing and donation purposes.
Where can a Phlebotomy Technician work?
Phlebotomy Technicians can work in a variety of environments depending on an individual’s preference, such as clinical laboratories, blood donation centers, nursing homes, and many other settings.
What traits should a Cardio Technician have?
Good people skills, adaptability, quick-thinking, proper hygiene, understanding of technical and mechanical processes, and not being squeamish around bodily fluids such as blood are all musts for this profession.
If you are looking to start a fast-paced medical career with variety, the EKG and phlebotomy program may be a great place to start.
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