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Cardiopulmonary and EEG TechniciansHealth Science
Cardiopulmonary and EEG technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals.
Average Military Salary
Cardiopulmonary and electroencephalogram (EEG) technicians assist physicians by performing a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that involve the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. They operate sophisticated equipment in performing this job and interact with patients on a regular basis.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Cardiopulmonary and EEG technicians receive classroom and on-the-job medical training, through which they develop skills in providing basic patient care. Training content may include:
- Diagnostic methods and procedures
- Operation and maintenance of diagnostic equipment
- Preparation of patients for testing
- Methods of resuscitation
- Minor surgical procedures
- Emergency medical treatment
- Clinical laboratory procedures
- Ability to follow strict standards and procedures
- Ability to keep accurate records
- Interest in electronic equipment
- Interest in learning how the heart, lungs, and blood work together
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