EKG Technician Online Course

Now you can study to become a certified EKG Technician at your own pace and within your schedule. The EKG Technician online course includes interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs and a student portal with career resources.

 

Quick Facts

  • Tuition: $1,299
    Self-paced eLearning course includes six months access, all eBooks, workbooks, and related course material.
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  • Contact: For more information, advising and questions call (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931.

 

The EKG Technician Online Course

This 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

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

Online Course

This course was developed to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to excel in a professional healthcare environment. This course includes:

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
  • Online healthcare content that supplements each course
  • Student and instructor collaboration
  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
  • Access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services
  • 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

Education & 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.
  • The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) requires 10 EKGs on live individuals.