Medical emergency room and doctors performing with a patient

Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time; the first response to such incidents is most important.

This course presents ways for individuals to respond to common emergency situations, as well as how to administer first aid in accordance with standards outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

$1,265

The Berkeley College Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography course introduces individuals to the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system. Learners will perform EKGs on patients and will be prepared to respond to emergency situations. Spirometry testing, learning how to respond to common emergency situations, administrating first aid, and demonstrating self-awareness in responding to emergency situations will be explored. Basic concepts of legal and ethical topics will be studied to ensure proper administration of medical services.

All topics explored in this course prepare learners for the Certified Electrocardiography Technician (CET) certification examination offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), as well as for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.

The following costs are included in the fee for the Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography course:

  • Certified Electrocardiography Technician certification exam offered through the NHA
  • Certified Electrocardiography Technician certification exam review
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification offered through the American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification exam review and training
  • Required E-text
  • Lab fees

The Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography course is offered in a combination of online and onsite instruction. Learning takes place online with the exception of the mandatory 30-hour onsite laboratory component, which can be taken at any New Jersey campus where the course is offered.

Credit hours from this completed course may be applied toward credits for a degree program offered within the College’s School of Health Studies.

Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this course. There is a short registration form, but no formal acceptance process.

  • MED1130 - Medical Emergencies and Electrocardiography (15-week | 3 credits)
    • Includes a mandatory 30-hour onsite lab component

Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system. Students learn how to perform electrocardiogram (EKG) on patients, troubleshoot EKG machine problems, and recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias. Spirometry testing is performed. Students will also learn to respond to common emergency situations, administer first aid in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, recognize the effect of stress on all persons involved in emergency situations, and demonstrate self-awareness in responding to emergency situations. Emphasis is placed on professional attitudes and the principles and basic concepts of ethics and laws involved in providing medical services. Students must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification through the American Heart Association.

Prerequisites or Corequisites: HEA2200, SCI1100

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.