Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
• Understanding the role of an EKG Technician
• Understanding the functions of the EKG department in a variety of healthcare settings
• Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
• Demonstrate care and safety of patients
• Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
• Lead placement for 12-lead electrocardiography
• Basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias
• Pacemakers
Price: $3,595.00

    The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions). Whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, the opportunities in this profession are flexible and in high demand.

    The EKG Technician Profession
    EKG technicians are in demand! EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially.

    The EKG Technician Program
    This EKG Technician Program, offered by our accredited school partners, prepares students to perform EKG’s. This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. A highly interactive course!

    This EKG Technician program prepares students to function as EKG technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
    • Detailed anatomy and physiology of the heart
    • Medical disease processes and terminology
    • Medical ethics and legal aspects of patient contact
    • Electrocardiography and echocardiography
    • An introduction to the components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine
    • The normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement
    • 12-lead placement and other practices

    EKG Technician Detailed Course Information:
    • Role of the EKG technician
    • Function of the EKG department in a variety of settings (hospital, clinic, office, mobile service)
    • Medical terminology related to electrocardiography
    • Care and safety of patients including medical and legal aspects of patient care
    • Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system
    • Electrophysiology, the conduction system of the heart, and the cardiac cycle
    • Circulation of blood through the heart and vessels
    • Lead placement for 12-lead electrocardiography
    • Basic EKG interpretation of normal rhythms and arrhythmias
    • EKG troubleshooting including recognizing artifacts
    • Waves and measurements
    • EKG strip analysis (P,Q,R,S,T wave-form interpretation)
    • Identification of rhythms using the 12-lead EKG
    • Pacemakers
    • Holter monitoring and the echocardiogram

    Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    • The History of Healthcare
    • Healthcare Etiquette
    • Professional Situations and Applications

    Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Teams
    • Team Success
    • Champions

    Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
    • Use and Disclosure
    • Real Life Scenarios
    • HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements

    Module 4: Medical Terminology
    • Word Structure
    • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
    • Organization of the Body
    • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology

    Module 5: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • Musculoskeletal System
    • Integumentary System
    • Digestive System
    • Urinary System

    Module 6: Cardiovascular System
    • Heart Structure
    • Blood Flow
    • Heart's Conduction System
    • EKG Terminology
    • EKG Waves and Segments
    • EKG Intervals

    Module 7: EKG Supplies and Equipment
    • Thermal EKG Paper
    • Electrodes
    • Electrocardiograph Settings and Calibration
    • Biopolar Leads
    • Augmented Leads
    • Chest Leads

    Module 8: EKG Procedure
    • Patient Prep
    • Applying Electrodes and Lead Wires
    • Running the EKG Tracing
    • Troubleshooting Artifact
    • Evaluating an EKG Tracing
    • Identifying an Abnormal Rhythm
    • Finishing the EKG
    • Simulation: Perform an EKG

    Module 9: EKG Testing
    • Exercise Stress Test
    • Nuclear Stress Test
    • Holter Monitor
    • Cardiac Event Recorder
    • Implantable Loop Recorder
    • Transtelephonic Monitoring
    • Portable Handheld EKG Monitors
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    EKG rhythms provide important data for the diagnosis of heart conditions. As a Certified EKG Technician (CET), you’ll have the credentials nearly all healthcare employers require to perform the critical tasks of administering EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring and stress testing. These tests can be performed during physical exams, when cardiovascular problems are suspected, or in preparation for surgery.

    By administering EKGs — testing the electrical activity of the heart through small electrode patches attached to the body — you’ll be making a life-changing difference by helping people of all ages prevent and treat heart disease.

    As an EKG Technician you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

    Set up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests
    Prepare patients for Holter or ambulatory monitoring
    Edit and deliver final test results to physicians for analysis
    Schedule appointments
    Transcribe physicians’ interpretations
    The need for qualified EKG technicians continues to rise as the aging population in America grows (and with it, the prevalence of heart-related conditions). Earning your CET will help you launch a successful and meaningful career that can help make a difference in countless lives. Whether you seek full-time or part-time employment, the opportunities in this profession are flexible and in high demand. Plus, the added skills of Holter monitoring and stress tests required for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) will help you to be even more competitive as you launch your healthcare career.
    Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

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