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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
Now you can study to become a certified healthcare professional at your own pace and within your schedule. The EKG TECHNICIAN ONLINE program is offered by CATEC with interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs, and a student portal with career resources. To learn about this program and enroll today, click here.
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. Approximately 5% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2030.
THE EKG TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
This EKG Technician program from CATEC 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 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
Holter monitoring and the echocardiogram
EACH COURSE INCLUDES
24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
Student and instructor collaboration
Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
National and state certification opportunities
A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
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