CCT Matrix & Task List

Examination Matrix

The examination matrix is provided to illustrate the general distribution of questions and the relative weight or emphasis given to a skill or content area on the examination.


A. Conducting Pre-Procedural Activities 10%
B. Performing Resting ECG (12-Lead, 15-Lead, etc.) 40%
C. Performing Stress Tests 20%
D. Performing Ambulatory Monitoring (Holter, Event, Telemetry, Transtelephonic, Pacemaker, etc.) 5%
E. Performing Rhythm Analysis 25%
TOTAL 100%

Knowledge List

The list below describe general areas of knowledge that are needed in order to perform the tasks identified. This knowledge will apply across multiple tasks.

Size Venules

Bipolar, unipolar and precordial leads Einthoven's triangle and law

Location  Cardiac valve function ECG calibration methods
Layers Pressures Single and three channel ECG

Relationship of cardiac output to heart rate and stroke volume

Troubleshooting ECGs
Valves Control mechanisms Standardization
Blood flow Cardiac cycle Paper speed
Arteries Normal values Lead placement
Veins Waveforms Electrical interference
Capillaries ECG measurement Somatic tremor



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