Anyone certified to do stress testing??

  1. Hey there! I work for a large cardiology group, and one of my job requirements is to become certified to do stress testing (treadmills, Cardiolytes, Adenosine, et al). This is thru the American College of Sports Medicine; and the certification is called a Certified Exercise Specialist. Basically -- it's so that I can monitor the patient during the stress tests -- a doc just has to be present in the hospital in case I need him.
    Anyone gone thru this before?? Any advice???

    Thanks!
    Dianna
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  3. by   monnelise
    Quote from DiannaM
    Hey there! I work for a large cardiology group, and one of my job requirements is to become certified to do stress testing (treadmills, Cardiolytes, Adenosine, et al). This is thru the American College of Sports Medicine; and the certification is called a Certified Exercise Specialist. Basically -- it's so that I can monitor the patient during the stress tests -- a doc just has to be present in the hospital in case I need him.
    Anyone gone thru this before?? Any advice???

    Thanks!
    Dianna
    Yes, the ACSM does offer certification specifically for stress testing. Check out their website, ACSM.org
    I have not taken their certification for this but i know its very thorough. I have a degree in exercise physiology and they wont let anyone from that field take the classes/test without a masters degree.
    good luck
  4. by   orac316
    I've done a bit of Adenoscan and Dobutamine scan, not much worry with adenoscan coz its half life is short, but with dobutamine scan you could see all sort of scary dynamic ECG changes (ST going to BCT or to Acute Ischemic Changes). Because you can't leave these patients but still you need to have a support from these people or you could asked for advice and help.

    Good Luck with your course.

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