The Center for Clinical Investigation offers an EKG/Vital Signs course for BWH research coordinators, assistants, and study staff. This training is for study staff members who perform EKGs and obtain vitals for clinical research studies as part of their current job requirements. This training session will introduce the concepts of vital sign monitoring, anatomical landmarks, fundamental physiology of vital signs, EKG lead placements, and safety guidelines. Vital signs included are temperature, pulse, respiration rate, and blood pressure. Underlying the demonstrations of taking vital signs and performing EKGs will be the concepts of standard precautions, patient identification, interpersonal communication, and accurate documentation.
Participants will be required to validate competency under the supervision of their PIs within their own research settings.
The cost for participating in this course is $15 per participant. Participation requires a BWH Cost Center Number. Further details will be provided to registrants approximately one week prior to the training.
Space is limited to allow one-on-one learning. Please register.