Diploma in ECG-EEG Technology


Electrocardiogram (ECG) technicians use special equipment and medical techniques to record the electrical impulses transmitted by a patient's heart. Data acquired by electrocardiogram technicians assists physicians and cardiologists in diagnosing medical conditions in patients. Electrocardiogram technicians generally are employed in hospitals, laboratories or cardiologists' offices. They typically work 40 hours a week, although occasional weekend work might be required as well. ECG technicians employed with laboratories tend to put in longer hours. Additionally, they might be required to be on call and come in at odd hours. ECG technicians should expect to perform heavy lifting on a regular basis as they move patients and equipment. They also should be prepared to work with patients who are suffering or have serious heart conditions.

The (EEG) technician's job is to attach electrodes to patient's head to obtain brain activity readings. Prepare readings for interpretation by a physician. Operate equipment to record electrical activity of the brain readings. Monitor patient respiration, heart and brain activity during procedure. File reports, order supplies and maintain equipment.