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DRHS Receives EKG and Phlebotomy Certification

Seventeen students from the Career and Technical Education Program at Del Rio High School have received Certification in Electrocardiography and Phlebotomy under the Health Science Career Pathway. This certification program is monitored by the National Healthcareer Association. As a Certified Electrocardiograph Technician, these students are experienced in 12 lead EKG testing, stress testing, holter monitoring, basic rhythm interpretation and they are prepared to work in health care facilities such as clinics and hospitals. As a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, they are also skilled in blood drawing techniques, common diagnostic testing, and basic laboratory procedures. The students include Alexys DeHoyos, Seth English, Ashley Fuentes, Jorge Gomez, Andrea Hernandez, Ariana Hinojosa, Eva Lopez, Maegan Martinez, Miranda McNeal, Alexis Mireles, Sergio Rayo, David Salinas, Elsa Sanchez, Keila Saucedo, Alexis Valles, Argelia Zapata, and Katya Zertuche. They are under the instruction of CTE Health Science teacher Dawnie Espinoza, RN who believes that by helping prepare the next generation of healthcare workers, we are helping students make a meaningful and positive impact on healthcare. The students are also receiving dual college credit for these courses from SWTJC. The EKG and Phlebotomy certification programs are part of the Health Science Career Pathway in the growing Career and Technical Education Program.