Duties of an EKG technician
Electrocardiogram technician duty is to us appropriate medical equipment together with medical techniques to monitoring patient’s electrical transmissions of the heart. Medical equipment used includes the electrocardiogram whose data inform cardiologists and physician decision making on diagnosis. Electrocardiogram technician are often trained while working by the cardiologists or electrocardiogram supervisor.
While in the cardiologist’s office or laboratory, an EKG technician task involves moving patients and equipment so that they can conduct procedure. Their work involves dealing with ill patients with heart conditions. When conducting an electrograph, the technician attaches electrodes to the patient on the appropriate position. The technician puts the switch in for the electrocardiogram to detect electrical impulse of the patient’s heart. The physician or the cardiologist present makes the reading for the electrocardiogram machine which is used to analyze the condition of the patient’s heart.
Electrocardiogram technician can be assigned the duty of investigating the level of stress on a patient’s heart. The electrocardiogram technician attaches electrodes to the patient’s heart appropriately to connect the patient to the electrocardiogram machine. While the patient is exercising on the treadmill, the electrocardiogram technician makes baseline reading. The patient is subjected to low speed and high speed on the treadmill to provide reading at diversified physical force. Electrocardiogram technician with advanced training on Hotler tests can conduct the Hotler tests. This entails connecting an electrocardiogram to the patient. The patient is allowed to proceed with their daily routine and then the electrocardiogram is removed after a complete day. Then, the electrocardiogram technician uses a scanner to produce the data recorded in the electrocardiogram machine. 3. General anatomy of the heart The human heart is composed of cardiac muscle (made up of myocardium tissue) to form an organ that is cone shaped. Myocardium tissue forms a large portion of the heart. Endothelium refers to the inner part of the heart. The heart weighs between 0.2- 0.4 kilograms and can be compared to be the size of fist. The heart beats to support the