1. Electrode Placement: They prepare the patient for the EKG by placing electrodes on specific areas of the body, following a standardized pattern to obtain accurate readings.
2. Equipment Operation: They handle and operate specialized equipment, such as electrocardiogram machines, ensuring their proper functioning during testing.
3. Reading Log: They record and document electrocardiogram readings, ensuring the accuracy and availability of information for medical analysis.
4. Communication with Patients: They explain the procedure to patients, alleviating concerns and ensuring cooperation to obtain accurate results.
5. Identification of Anomalies: They alert health professionals to possible irregularities in the EKG, contributing to the timely diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions.
6. Equipment Maintenance: They perform basic maintenance tasks on equipment, such as cleaning and calibration, to ensure optimal performance.
7. Collaboration with Medical Staff: They work closely with doctors and nurses, providing additional information about EKG results and participating in care planning.
8. Confidentiality and Ethics: They maintain the confidentiality of patient information and follow ethical practices in the performance of their work.