Become an EKG Technician

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Now is the perfect time to prepare for a career in the healthcare industry. This program sets you up for success through preparation for national certification and licensure, clinical externships & internships, and career assistance & job placement. Options are available for payment plans and financial assistance.

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The EKG Technician program prepares students to work as healthcare professionals. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to grow substantially.

Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations, as well as insurance companies, to provide data for health and life insurance policies.

The EKG Technician Program

The 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

Education and Certification

  • EKG Technicians should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are several EKG technician national certification exams that are available to students.

Detailed Course Topics Covered

  • 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

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  • A Winning Job Placement Strategy
  • Find Your First Healthcare Job
  • Tools for Building your Personal Network
  • Resume Checklist
  • Job Interview Preparation
  • Annual Healthcare Jobs Growth Outlook
  • Healthcare Reform Changes Report

Start Your New Career with the EKG Technician Program now

These programs are available to both working adults interested in a new career and current healthcare professionals. Through both interactive online courses and live classroom based instruction, these exciting programs will help students prepare for the numerous jobs available to health care staff and professionals.

These programs include access to an online community which will include interactive content and robust student services including:

  • A Winning Job Placement Strategy
  • Find Your First Healthcare Job
  • Tools for Building your Personal Network
  • Resume Checklist
  • Job Interview Preparation
  • Annual Healthcare Jobs Growth Outlook
  • Healthcare Reform Changes Report

Call 888-966-9030 or complete the form to receive your free report and information to begin a new career.

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