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Monitor Surveillance




The Monitor Surveillance Technician Course began in 1987 to prepare qualified technicians to observe patient telemetry monitors and interpret basic cardiac rhythms and report findings to the nurse and/or physician.

Monitor Surveillance Technicians incorporate electrocardiographic (EKG) observation of clients, across the lifespan and with diverse cardiovascular healthcare needs. They observe patient telemetry monitors that graphically record the electrical activity of the hearts of selected cardiac patients. Technicians must be able to interpret basic EKG rhythms and report the results to the physician and/or nurse. This is a critical position in Sentara that collaborates with nurses and others to promote preferred cardiac outcomes.

Your Exceptional Learning Experience

  • With 84 lecture, 90 skills lab, and 144 clinical hours you will be well prepared to be a competent, caring, self-directed member of the healthcare team.
  • Class time is Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Clinical time is completed in the final 6 weeks of the course. There is 24 hours of clinical time required per week with various shifts available to choose from. Peninsula students may have clinical opportunities on the Peninsula upon request.
  • Graduates of the course receive a certificate of completion in Monitor Surveillance. 
  • Students in MS200 will take the Certified Rhythm Analysis Technician (CRAT) exam offered by CCI. The fee will be included in the tuition.
  • Please look here for information about the admissions process.