*ECG/EKG Technician Training Course
Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG Technician skills to your résumé. EKG techs are an intrical part of the medical team in the detection and or confirmation of problems with the heart that might prove to be fatal if not detected. If you are interested in a medical career without the full commitment of a two or four-year degree program, EKG technician training might be an ideal option for you.
ECG/EKG (Electrocardiogram) Technicians perform ECG tests that record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. The ECG/EKG Technician examination content areas include medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, rhythm, and basic interpretation. An electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technician administers diagnostic cardiac tests to patients pre-surgery or to patients who may have cardiac problems; the tests help detect, and monitor medical conditions such as heart disease, arrhythmias, pericarditis and angina.
These tests include basic EKGs, 12 lead EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), and Stress Tests (treadmill). The duties of an EKG Technician include operating and maintaining EKG equipment and preparing patients for EKG procedures. After data is collected, the EKG technician prints or electronically transmits the results, to assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.
For students that have certifications in HIV/AIDS, First Aid and CPR for Healthcare Providers, this comprehensive course with clinical lab, also includes preparation for the National Healthcareer Association Certification Exam. The ECG/EKG Technician course covers:
♥ 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, medical & legal aspects
♥ Anatomy and physiology of the heart and blood vessels
♥ Electrical conduction system of the heart
♥ EKG strip analysis (P, Q, R, S,T waveform interpretation)
♥ Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythms, and ventricular rhythms,
♥ Recognizing artifacts, troubleshooting, tracing problems
♥ Practice EKG strips, EKG rhythms
♥ Preparing a patient for EKG
♥ 12 lead placement, interpretation and troubleshooting
EKG Technicians - Employment & Education
EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities and organizations. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) has projected a 24% employment growth between 2008-2018 due to an aging population and the high occurrence of heart disease in the United States.
Course Fee: $549 plus the cost of your textbook.
National Healthcareer Association Exam fees not included in course fee.
Location: Florida Medical Prep, Pinellas Park Campus.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register for the ECG/EKG course with the remaining balance of $449 payable in two installments - 1st payment of $225 due the first day of class and final payment of $224.00 due on the beginning of the fifth week of class. Your non-refundable deposit of $100 guarantees your reservation in class schedule you choose through payment receipt provided at the time of registration deposit.
Understanding EKGs: A Practical Approach
Brenda M. Beasley (Author)
You may purchase your book on own through any textbook retailer (you may even be able to find a good used book online). You may also wish to save the cost of shipping and unexpected delays by purchasing a book through Florida Medical Prep for $68.00.
National Certification Exam:
Successful course completion will prepare you to take the National Certification Exam (NHA-CET). Exam fee is offered at Florida Medical Prep for an additional fee of $149.00. You must hold current HIV/AIDS, First Aid, and CPR for Healthcare Provider certifications, along with completion of the ECG/EKG Technician Training course, to take the National Certification Exam (NHA-CET).
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