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Cardiopulmonary and EEG Technicians

Health Science

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Work Environment

Cardiopulmonary and EEG technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals.

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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.

Military Training

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

Helpful Attributes

  • 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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