Leah Curtis

Cardio Tech Clinical Labs: What I learned in a month

After finishing my first month of Cardio Tech clinical all I can say is, “Wow! I’m so happy I picked this career.” So far, I’ve had two weeks of day shifts doing stress testing, appointment electrocardiograms (ECGs) and another two weeks of night shifts doing Holter Scanning and emergency ECGs. In the first two weeks,…

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All about the second lab block: Stress testing, phlebotomy, Holter monitoring

Time has just been flying by! I’m now in my last week of the second lab block and it is also the last time I will see my classmates until our Cardiology Technologist graduation in spring. This three-week lab consisted of exercise tolerance testing, also known as stress testing, phlebotomy, and a two-day lab on…

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Cardiology Tech: ECG Course, Lab & Practice Days

I recently finished the largest course of Cardiology Technologist program, ‘Rhythms, Arrhythmias, & Pacemaker Studies’. In the beginning, I knew little to nothing about what to look for on an electrocardiogram (ECG). After this course I am super confident in my ability to examine an ECG (in other words, an electrocardiogram or EKG). It may…

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Learning Online: Daily Schedule and School Life

I just finished up my fifth course of the Cardiology Technologist program. Within the last couple months, I have been getting used to the distance portion of the program. The way it is set up, we do our coursework part online, and then we meet with our instructors and other classmates in August and again…

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Cardiology Technology: The Beginning

A new school, new coursework, and new people. After being accepted into Stenberg’s Cardiology Technologist program I was ready for all kinds of changes.

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Meet Leah – Cardiology Technologist Blogger

Hi! My name is Leah Curtis. I’m from a rural community in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and I am a student in the Cardiology Technologist Program. I enjoy riding my horse and competing in shows, hiking, and exploring new places. I always loved the medical field and excelled in the math and sciences all throughout…

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