Education: Completion of a cardiovascular technology program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Professionals or completion of a formal military program that trains telemetry technicians.
Certification: Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine in basic EKG Level IA.
Experience: One year of experience as a Telemetry Technician after graduation.
Monitor, analyze, evaluate, interpret, document, and report cardiac rhythms, alarm parameters, waveforms, and trends on a central telemetry monitoring system. Immediately and accurately identify cardiac dysrhythmias and aberrancies, and immediately report events to the registered nurse or officer in charge and document notification.
Obtain a baseline strip on all monitored patients, documenting and analyzing EKG rhythms of patients on telemetry.
Replace electrode pads, wires and batteries as needed.
Obtain EKGs as necessary.
Keep accurate records of EKG changes, update charting, and maintain active and accurate communication between physicians, staff nurses, charge nurses, or other designated professional staff.