Anyone Certfied 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   jessjoy
    I don't know anything about this but I just wanted to bump this to the top because I am interested in finding out as well. Sounds very interesting!!
  4. by   kamawo
    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
    I just started a new thread. I do stress testing, no special certification. But they have just told us that we no longer need a physician present for dobutamines, not comfortable with that.

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