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    Certified EKG Technician

    Includes CET Certification Exam
    61 Students Enrolled
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    $3,595.00

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    Hours: 365
    Duration: 12 months


    Language: English
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    Program Description

    This certified EKG technician program is designed for people who want to pursue a successful career as an EKG technician in the growing healthcare industry. You don’t need to have any previous experience in the healthcare industry to enroll in this course. However, if you’re already working in the EKG field, this assessment-rich program will offer you new knowledge and skills that you can apply in your professional life. Through this user-friendly course, you’ll learn details about the EKG profession. You will gain knowledge about: • Electrode placement and leads • Procedures and processes • Heart functions and cardiac medications • EKG machines and measurements As a professional EKG technician, you’ll work alongside physicians to record and measure patients’ heart performance. In order to do this, you’ll need to know how to effectively operate specialized equipment, which this EKG technician program will teach you in great detail. Our program includes various quizzes and exams to help you retain the knowledge you acquire during the program. At the end of your program, you’ll be awarded an exam voucher, along with preparation material for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) certification exam by the National Healthcareer Association. With this certification, you’ll be able to land better jobs faster than before.

    Learning Objectives

    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

    Syllabus

    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: OSHA Infection Control Compliance • Introduction to Infection Control • Personal Protection • Protection of the Office Environment • Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens • Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers • Waste Management Plan • Chemical Disinfection • Heat Sterilization • Exposure Control • General Safety Standards • Employee Training • OSHA'S Required Records Module 5: Medical Terminology • Word Structure • Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix • Organization of the Body • Diagnostic Testing and Radiology Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology • Anatomy and Physiology Basics • Musculoskeletal System • Integumentary System • Digestive System • Urinary System Module 7: Cardiovascular System • Heart Structure • Blood Flow • Heart's Conduction System • EKG Terminology • EKG Waves and Segments • EKG Intervals Module 8: EKG Supplies and Equipment • Thermal EKG Paper • Electrodes • Electrocardiograph Settings and Calibration • Biopolar Leads • Augmented Leads • Chest Leads Module 9: 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 10: EKG Testing • Exercise Stress Test • Nuclear Stress Test • Holter Monitor • Cardiac Event Recorder • Implantable Loop Recorder • Transtelephonic Monitoring • Portable Handheld EKG Monitors

    Requirements

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Materials

    • EKG Caliper
    • EKG Nurse Kit
    • Medical Terminology: A Short Course

    Technical Requirements

    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

    Certification

    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.

    Features

    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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