ECG / EKG PBL Project

Originally developed by
Dhanalakshmi Uppula (View Original)

ECG / EKG PBL Project

Cardiographic or electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians specialize in EKG testing. EKG machines monitor the heart’s performance through electrodes attached to a patient’s chest, arms, and legs. The tests can be done while the patient is at rest or while the patient is physically active. 79% of technicians work at Hospitals; state, local, and private. Employment of diagnostic EKG technicians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and heart disease—will likely increase. Imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses. Moreover, diagnostic medical sonographers, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and vascular technologists will continue to be needed in healthcare settings to provide an alternative to imaging techniques that involve radiation Lesson #1: The students will be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Lesson #2: The students will be able to describe the circulatory system of the heart. Lesson #3: The students will be able to identify the parts of the conduction system of the heart. Lesson #4: The students will be able to practice the procedure of ECG on a manikin. Overall this project will help the students to attain the clinical skill for recording ECG as part of diagnostic patient care. This project is brought to you by Dhanalakshmi Uppula (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Erik Amerikaner.
  • Share Project
  • Site Guide