This EKG continuing education activity and certification workshop for healthcare professionals can be completed in 1 or 2 days participants will receive 10 or 16 hours of ceu credit. Preparatory reading will be provided at no cost from an outside vendor and must be completed before you arrive to the live interactive class. National exam will be taken on site the last 2 hours of the class.
This Certification Program Consists of about 24- 32 Hours in total (16 hours of preparatory home study and 10-16 hours classroom/clinical)
This continuing education & certification program is great for :
- Lapsed certification
- Continuing education hours
- For individuals with 1-year experience working in the medical field that would like to become nationally certified.
- Healthcare facilities and nursing groups to upgrade and keep current in nursing practice.
- Unemployed/underemployed healthcare professionals with prior healthcare background by way of schooling or experience.
- For any licensed or certified healthcare professionals who are motivated to learn and enrich their lives.
- Students that have trouble passing their certification exam due to test anxiety.
- Medical Assistants & Patient Care Technicians that want to get certified in Phlebotomy & EKG in as little as 1 day!
- Students graduating from an allied health training program that need certification
- Healthcare Professionals that were trained on the job, but were never certified.
- Healthcare Professionals that have not practiced in a while, and need a review or refresher
- International Medical Graduates (IMG), Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG), and US Medical Graduates Must be a medical school graduate that successfully completed the program (do not need to be licensed in US)
- Veteran`s ( military medical experience)
Goals & Purpose of the EKG Certification Program:
The Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician performs electrocardiograms according to physician’s orders and established practices and procedures. The position’s tasks and responsibilities may include: processing and assembling equipment, maintaining inventory, processing data reports, and cylinder management for Respiratory Therapy. The EKG Technician performs diagnostic tests to assess the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physical examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the doctor deems it necessary. The well-trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. This program is offered only for qualified healthcare professionals.
This EKG Certification Program is a fast-paced continuing education training designed to provide instruction in electrocardiography testing procedures used in detecting heart disease and other cardiovascular disorders. This program provides instruction in operating and troubleshooting an EKG unit, placing leads utilizing 12 lead EKG, using and understanding of EKG grid paper, recognizing normal and abnormal EKG patterns in all 12 leads and plotting EKG axis. Upon successful completion of the program the student will be qualified to sit for the (NHCWA) National Healthcare Workers Association Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam.
Upon successful completion of this certification program, the participant should be able to: Describe anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.
- Properly place leads of a 12-lead EKG unit.
- Operate a 12-lead EKG unit.
- Troubleshoot a 12-lead EKG unit.
- Describe electrophysiology, waves and measurement, sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, heart blocks, ventricular rhythms.
- Explain how EKG grid paper is used, and plot EKG axis.
- Recognize normal and abnormal patterns in all EKG leads.
The certification program covers:
Preparatory reading provided must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.
- EKG Technician Skills
- 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 circulation of the heart and blood vesselsElectrical conduction system of the heart
- EKG strip analysis (P, Q, R, S,T waveform interpretation)
- Normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia
- Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythm, and ventricular rhythms, asystole; example rhythm
- Recognizing artifacts, troubleshooting, tracing problems
- Practice EKG strips, EKG rhythms
- Preparing a patient for EKG
- 12 lead placement, interpretation and troubleshooting
- EKG Technician Skills
- EKG equipment
- Cardiac cycle
- Normal and abnormal EKGs
- Performing EKGs
- Lead placement
- Holter Monitoring
- Roles and Responsibilities of a EKG Technician
- General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
- Patient interaction communication
The online preparatory reading session
Upon registration, you will receive a link from an outside vendor to download the free preparatory reading handout, which includes practice test in PDF format. You may either print this handout and bring the hardcopy with you, or open the PDF using a reader on your mobile device or tablet – we recommend Adobe reader; it works great for editing and note taking! Preparatory reading must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.
Regulations for the certification program for both NHCWA CEUs and NPCTA call for self-evaluations to be completed by participants to demonstrate that they had viewed the entirety of each preparatory reading. Healthcare Training has chosen to require participants to complete “quizzes” to comply with these rules. If a participant receives less than a 70 percent on a quiz, he or she will be asked to retake the quiz. Each quiz may be viewed three times, making it possible for the participant to review either the entire or sections of the quiz in order to better prepare for the national exam.
The Hands on clinical/classroom session
Our program are tailored to adult learning styles and promotes retention of key concepts through Classroom instruction, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the certification board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include mandatory lab (hands on) training, classroom lecture, group discussions and activities. In addition we will also cover anatomy, physiology of blood, equipment, lab processing, special specimen procurement, OSHA, CLIA regulations, centrifuging, microscope use, capillary punctures etc. You will practice EKG’s on a training manikin and then practice EKG ‘s on each other. All attendees will be required to perform live EKG’s on each other under the direction of the instructor and/or licensed preceptor.
8:00 – 10:00 EKG Technician Skills
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 circulation of the heart and blood vesselsElectrical conduction system of the heart
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Phlebotomy Technician Skills
EKG strip analysis (P, Q, R, S,T waveform interpretation)
Normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia
Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythm, and ventricular rhythms, asystole; example rhythm
Recognizing artifacts, troubleshooting, tracing problems
Practice EKG strips, EKG rhythms
Preparing a patient for EKG
12 lead placement, interpretation and troubleshooting
1:00 pm – 3:45 pm EKG Technician Skills
Normal and abnormal EKGs
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm Roles and Responsibilities of a EKG Technician
General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Patient interaction communication
Optional for students that would like practice more on their clinical skills. This is not a mandatory requirement.
Morning Session (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
The cost for the certification training:
EKG Technician $399 includes EKG certification
Tuition – Fee: The tuition fee includes clinical lab classroom training, theory review for exam, handouts, study materials, disposable lab coat, and clinical training supplies
Please read and review the requirements before you register for this continuing education certification program
*Healthcare Workers Bridge Program
No written exam is required!!
Your work experience may qualify you for our healthcare workers certification bridge program, which allows you to obtain certification from your work experience alone. Candidates who meet the requirements listed on the Healthcare Workers Bridge page will receive a waiver on the written exam. Please view the Healthcare Workers Bridge Program Page for details.
EKG Technician $399
Non-refundable registration fee: $150
Certification Exam Fee: included
Supplies & study material included
Total Cost: $399
Class Length: 2 days