An electrocardiogram (EKG) monitor technician assists physicians with preparing, performing, and reviewing electrocardiographic exams. EKG monitor technicians operate technology that provides information for the diagnosis of heart conditions; as such, an EKG monitor technician must be proficient in interpreting results to detect abnormalities. An EKG monitor technician constantly interacts with patients, preparing patients for the procedure by taking down their medical history and answering any concerns they have about the testing process. The EKG monitor technician may also be involved in administrative management by scheduling patients, transcribing test results, writing reports, and performing other clerical procedures.
EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Tasks
Study patients’ charts to determine their normal heart rhythm so abnormalities are detectable.
Report significant changes in patients’ heart rate and arrhythmias to nursing staff.
Watch heart rate monitors for abnormalities.