What is a Rolling Schedule?

At Northeast Medical Institute we offer ” Rolling Schedules”, which allows our classes to run once we have 3 students registered. At Northeast Medical Institute our classes typically are smaller and we are required to run courses with at least 3 students. If there are not 3 students registered the class will be pushed back until we have 3 students registered. Typically our Stamford CNA daytime fills up very quickly since our class is capped at 8 students. Our Stamford Phlebotomy daytime program is also capped at 8 and typically fills up as well. However, our evening courses tend to be a little smaller so we have our ” Minimum Enrollment Policy” in place to avoid classes being under 3 students. Typically it takes about anywhere from 1-3 weeks to get 3 students in the evening courses. Remember, our classes are small so that means you get more 1 on 1 with our instructors. If you have any questions in regards to our Rolling Schedule please contact s at 203-391-6766 ext 1.

Why would you want to become a PCT over just becoming a Phlebotomist or CNA?

Choosing what level you want to work at or achieve is a personal preference. Many people truly enjoy working with the elderly and though they have earned the PCT certification, they use it solely to work as a CNA. Having the additional certification does make them a more competitive applicant and it is education that can’t be taken away, so if they ever choose to work in a different capacity they have the qualifications. Some people don’t like needles, so working as a Phlebotomist isn’t for them. Why someone would do something will vary from one person to the next. Visit a school, see what the programs are like and which feels the best for you. Think about where you’d like to work and the type of patients you’d like to help.

How do you prepare for an EKG?

Preparation for an EKG is minimal, sometimes includes shaving of chest hair. Your ordering physician or EKG technician will give specific preparation instructions.

Where do EKG techs work?

Some places an EKG tech can work are a hospital or cardiologist office.

Are EKG technicians in demand?

EKG technicians are not in as high demand as Patient care technicians, because there aren’t as many jobs as an EKG tech. That being said, there are many jobs where part of the requirements of the position is to perform EKGs, but many of those jobs are staffed by Patient Care Technicians and Medical Assistants.

What is phlebotomy and EKG?

Phlebotomy is a procedure of puncturing a vein with a needle to obtain a venous blood specimen for testing. Phlebotomists are trained to perform these procedures as well as procedures to obtain capillary blood and non-blood specimens. EKG is a recording of the electrical conduction through the heart. An EKG technician is trained to set up and monitor EKGs.

How much do EKG techs make?

According to Salary.com, the average EKG tech in CT makes $41,000 per year. This number can change with location and experience, among other factors. This is an impressive ROI as there are EKG programs for less than $1000 and certification can be obtained in less than 1 week! Register today at https://northeastmedicalinstitute.com/courses/ekg-technician/

How long is EKG technician training?

EKG training can be as little as two days long. It can also run up to one month, this really depends on the program/school. At Northeast Medical Institute we offer a daytime 3-day course and a 6-day evening course. EKG For National Healthcareeer Association certification, a minimum of 10 live EKGs must be performed prior to graduation.

How do you become EKG certified?

To become a certified EKG technician, one must successfully complete a training program and certification exam. While this certification is acceptable to obtain, there are few jobs that require it. Obtaining a Certified Patient Care Technician credential would be more beneficial as it has the EKG training and includes Phlebotomy and CNA. The CPCT is a more well-rounded technician and often is employed by hospitals and busy medical practices.