1. What is Cardiology Technology?
Cardiology Technologists assist physicians by using various procedures and equipment to monitor, diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel disorders. Detecting heart disease and other cardiac conditions involves a team of healthcare professionals, of which the Cardiology Technologist is a key player. A cardiology technologist must be dependable, empathetic, a good communicator and be able to critically think on the spot. These qualities will put patients at ease and allow the technologist to accomplish the task as efficiently and effectively as possible.
2. A Strong Employment Outlook Awaits You!
The employment outlook for Cardiology Technologist is expected to be very strong, especially since the aging population will lead to an increase in the demand for health services. The arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists than before. So if you’re looking for a career where you can have a future Cardiology Technology is for you!
3. A Career Where You Can Make A Difference
Not many careers give you the opportunity to save lives and truly make a difference, but by becoming a Cardiology Technologist, you will have this chance. As you will be assisting physicians, you will be one of the first to detect heart problems and treat the patients. Another part of the position is to put the patients at ease and reassure them, so it’s important for a Cardiology Technologist to have a caring nature and to have an interest in the well-being of others.
4. Learning But Practice Too
If right now you already feel like this is the career for you, you will be more than happy to learn that courses will include theory but also practice so you will be fully ready for the job. The main goal of the program is to get you job ready so the importance of hands-on / skills-focused training is emphasized. Here are the courses that you will have when joining the program:
- Professionalism and Clinical Safety
- Principles of Medical Terminology
- Clinical Research and Statistics
- Foundations of Anatomy & Physiology
- ECG Fundamentals
- Collaborative Assessment
- Basic Arrhythmia
- Advanced Arrhythmia
- Advanced Cardiac Pathologies
- Collaborative Assessment
- Coronary Artery Disease and
- Myocardial Infarction
- Advanced Cardia Diagnostic and Therapies
- Electrophysiology and Ablation
- Phlebotomy and Intravenous Basics
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Cardiac Implantable Devices
- Ambulatory Devices and Monitoring
- Exercise Tolerance and Testing Fundamentals
5. An Accredited Profession
One advantage you will have if you enroll with us is that our program has been accredited by Accreditation Canada (AC) and their affiliate Health Standards Organization (HSO). The criteria for receiving a 2-year EQual accreditation includes the ability of the program to cover the professional competencies as outlined for national standards; equitable learning opportunities for practicing and attaining those competencies in a work setting; and, that the program’s evaluation process results in continuous quality improvement.
If you’re looking for a career where you would be able to make a difference and that has a positive employment outlook then Cardiology Technology is for you!