EKG Technician Certificate Program
Participants qualify for national certification by examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Previous knowledge of medical terminology is highly recommended. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
COURSE PREREQUISITE – HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED EQUIVALENT
This is a 60-hour program that will prepare you to become an EKG technician, which involves monitoring and recording electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. The course includes hands-on labs and practice with EKG equipment, and prepares you to take the ASPT-Electrocardiograph Technician exam and other National Certification exams.
This course introduces Electrocardiography principles and instrumentation. Topics include Anatomy and Physiology of the heart and Cardiovascular system, Basic ECG waves, Normal ECG, Abnormal ECG, Arrhythmias (Sinus, Atrial, Junctional and Ventricular Arrhythmias) ECG interpretation. Related topics such as patient preparation, safety, quality, accuracy, ECG reporting, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing are also covered. Additionally, you will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. After the successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician Certification (CET) exam.Bottom of Form
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Experienced Medical Assistants with a desire to advance their skills and Certifications
- Phlebotomists and EMT’s interested in pursuing a career as an ER Technician
- Individuals interested in careers as EKG technicians.
- Individuals interested in healthcare careers.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Roles of the EKG technician
- Functions of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
- Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
- Anatomy of the heart, conduction system, and circulation of the heart and blood vessels
- Electrical conduction system of the heart and the cardiac cycle (electric system)
- Preparing a patient for a 12-lead EKG
- EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave form interpretation) and basic EKG interpretation
- A review of normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, etc.
- The 12-lead EKG placement and interpretation and troubleshooting
COMPLETING THE PROGRAM
- Attend and successfully complete each module
- 12-Lead Electrocardiography
- Waves and Measurements
- Analyzing EKG Rhythm Strips
- Identifying Rhythms using the 12-Lead EKG
- Holter Monitoring and the Echocardiogram
- Lab Skills
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