Students learning to monitor heart health through new course offered at Mission ISD

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Mission High School students learning to monitor heart health (Source: Mission ISD press release)

Students at Mission High School now have access to a new program that gives them the opportunity to learn how to monitor heart health.

The Electrocardiograph program runs for two semesters and teaches students how to monitor and evaluate possible heart problems. Students then take an exam at the end of the course and receive state certification.

According to a release, students are taking advantage of the program because it gives them hands-on experience in the medical field.

“I have been enrolled in this course since the beginning of the school year,” states Brandon Cortina, Mission High School senior in the release. “This course will help me gain knowledge for when I attend South Texas College and start my coursework in becoming a Registered Nurse.”

Students have been learning to apply small electrodes on the chest, sides or hips and how to monitor the activity.

Some of the prerequisites for taking the test as stated in the release include:

  • Completing the program
  • Having a high school diploma or about to graduate high school
  • Must be 18 years old

For more information contact the program director, Dr. Hector Juarez Torrero at (956) 323-5700 or Career and Technical Director, Mr. Sergio Peña at (956) 323-4408.

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