A Holter monitor is a machine that continuously records the heart’s rhythms. The monitor is usually worn for 24-48 hours during normal activity. Holter scanning technician responsible for interpreting and processing holter monitor recordings and other related technical studies.
Holter monitoring is used to determine how the heart responds to normal activity. The monitor may also be used after a heart attack, to diagnose heart rhythm problems or when starting a new heart medicine.
Holter scanning technicians duties:
-attach electrodes to patient’s chest and connect electrodes to heart monitor, following standard procedure
-observes holter monitor screen to identify irregularities in patient cardiac patterns
-adjusts scanner controls that regulate taped sounds associated with heart activity and focus video representation of sounds on scanner screen
-verifies data provided by computer program that automatically scans, analyzes, identifies, and prints irregular heart patterns
-measure distances between peaks and valleys of heart activity patterns, to obtain data for further analysis.
-prepare readings for interpretation by a physician.
-file reports, order supplies and maintain equipment
Holter scanning technicians education:
Graduate of an accredited EKG Technician program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation, or Graduate of a accredited school with diploma in Noninvasive Cardiavasular Technician (NCT) training.