EKG Technician Online Program

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The EKG Technician Self-Paced Online Program Prepares you for the Certified EKG Technician NHA National Board Certification.

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Online Program Features

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Interactive Learning Modules

Our interactive learning modules consists of learning gamification, memory recall activities, matching and more.

We expand beyond the traditional “paper and pencil” teaching methods and focus on learning content to keep you engaged, focused and ready for the EKG Technician examination.

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Engaging Curriculum

Stay on Track to Course Completion and Graduation with course alerts and more. 

Get Real Time Feedback on your progress and strengthen areas based on topic. 

Apply your knowledge by learning about understanding diagnostic cardiac testing to include electrocardiograms, Holter monitors and stress tests, recognize cardiac rhythms, arrhythmias and artifacts with appropriate responses and reporting to physicians and more!

 

15 Week Program

NHA Approved

$46,419 Avg. US Salary

Program Information

Program Structure

The EKG Technician Program is consists of a didactic and simulated teaching methodology. Students will be able to perform the 12 Lead EKG Placements and Readings upon completion. 

Program Description

Purpose:

Electrocardiogram (EKG) tests are critical in helping doctors determine heart health problems in patients. EKGs check the electrical activity of the heart to access heart rhythm, rate, strength and timing. They can be used to check the heart’s general health and electrical activity, and to look for signs of heart disease, heart attack, effects of medication or causes of unexplained chest pain.

The program covers the fundamentals of cardiovascula​r anatomy and physiology. Students will also learn basic electrocardiography procedures, interpretation of basic dysrhythmias, and appropriate treatment modalities.

Core Courses

Principles of EKG:

This course presents the student with an introductory overview related to the
anatomy and physiology of the heart. It also explores normal electrical conduction as well as
common variations as evidenced by changes in the waveform on the cardiac monitoring device. The course will also focus on the student’s ability to perform cardiac monitoring lead monitoring devices.

EKG Lab:

This course prepares students for the tasks and responsibilities of Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technicians, including equipment operation, maintaining data reports, performing EKG procedures to assess heart rhythm and rate, and identifying heart rhythms. 

 

Career Roles & Job Outlook

Electrocardiograph (EKG or ECG) technicians operate equipment that measures, monitors and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use the graph (electrocardiogram/EKG/ECG) to diagnose and monitor patients’ heart problems.

Electrocardiograph technicians:

      • obtain information for EKG records.
      • connect electrodes to leads from the EKG machine.
      • conduct the electrocardiogram.
      • instruct patients to perform physical exercise as specified by the physician.
      • identify abnormal heart rhythms.
      • recognize emergencies and assist the responding physician.

With additional on-the-job training and experience, EKG technicians may move to positions that perform some or all of the following:

      • monitor special EKGs that record heart action over 12- to 24-hour periods.
      • insert a catheter (tube) into a blood vessel leading to the heart to examine.
      • its condition with the aid of a television monitor.
      • use procedures to test the lungs and heart.
      • record heart murmurs and other abnormal sounds.
      • use ultrasound equipment.
      • record heart activity during physical exercise.
      • monitor special, three-dimensional tracings of the heart’s electrical activity.
      • schedule appointments, maintain patients’ files and send bills.

EKG technicians often work under the direction of cardiologists. They work in hospital laboratories, clinics or doctors’ offices and may work at bedside.

Annual Mean Salary
$62,060/ Per Year

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