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Basic ECG Online Course & ECG Review Course for CET (ACA) Certification Exam

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Basic ECG Online Course

  • This course will provide students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to interpret ECG rhythms in alignment with CPR courses offered.
  • The course is 100% online and will be conducted via Zoom!
  • After successfully completing the online course students will: 
    • Receive a certificate of completion.
  • Length of the course: approximately 6.5 hours w/breaks 
  • Cost of the course: $150

ECG Review Course for CET (ACA) Certification Exam

  • This course will provide an in-depth exploration of how to interpret basic ECG rhythms all while covering key topics on the online certified ECG technician (CET) American Certification Agency (ACA) certification exam
  • Individuals MUST possess a BLS Provider Certificate
  • The course is 100% online and will be conducted via Zoom
  • Eligibility requirements for this review course are the same as for the CET – ACA certification which are:

1. The applicant should be a graduate of an accredited high school or an acceptable equivalent (HS diploma or GED will suffice).

2. Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Completed at least six months of work experience using ECG skills.

B. Successful completion of a structured ECG Technician program.

C. Have a current, valid certification obtained by an examination from another certification agency or society approved by ACA. These applicants will be considered for ACA certification without taking another exam. Recertification requirements must be met.

3. All applicants applying under 2 A. and 2 B. must take and pass the ACA examination for ECG Technician CET(ACA).

  • After successfully completing the online course students will: 
    • Take a short ECG exam and upon passing with a 75% or greater will receive a certificate of completion
    • Receive an ACA ECG technician application and I sign off the ECG Training portion!
    • Be able to take the CET(ACA) exam proctored by me
  • After completing the and passing the CET-ACA exam applicants will receive ACA’s Certified ECG Technician (CET) certificate/wallet card and become certified! This certificate is a National Certification that is valid anywhere in the USA!
  • Length of the course: approximately 6 hours w/breaks (Length may vary based on participants’ experience level)
  • Cost of the course: $200

What we will go over in BOTH courses (Contents of Topics Covered Will Vary Depending on Course):

    • You will be provided with a list of medical terminology and abbreviations along with their definitions for your reference.
    • Become more familiar with the medical terminologies related to ECG.
    • Will briefly go over the importance of adhering to HIPPAA’s guidelines.
    • Understand the location of the heart.
    • Know the surfaces of the heart.
    • Locate and identify heart chambers, atrioventricular valves, semilunar valves, and significant vessels (veins and arteries).
    • Know how blood flows through the normal heart and lungs to systemic circulation.
    • Know the parts of the autonomic nervous system and their relationship to blood flow.
    • Know the primary branches of the right and left coronary arteries.
    • Identify the portions of the myocardium and conduction system supplied by the right and left coronary arteries.
    • Understand the clinical significance of the first and second heart sounds.
    • Understand the effects of sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation of the heart.
    • Know four characteristics of cardiac cells: excitability, automaticity, conductivity, contractibility
    • Describe the conduction pathway through the heart.
    • Understand the difference between polarization, depolarization, and repolarization.
    • What is the refractory period?
    • Know the intrinsic heart rate of the SA node, AV node, and Purkinje fibers
    • Know what the lines on the ECG paper mean.
    • Know how to measure heart rate.
    • Know these ECG waveforms and interpretations: P wave, PR segment, PR interval, ORS segment, ST segment, T wave, QT interval, and U wave.
    • Recognize the following rhythms: normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, sinus dysrhythmia (arrhythmia), atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular standstill, (asystole), premature contractions (PVCs): unifocal, multifocal, paired (coupled).
    • Recognize pacemaker spikes: atrial and ventricular.
    • Recognize ECG signs of myocardial infarctions, i.e., pathologic Q waves.
    • Know the significance of: Einthoven’s Triangle, Standard limb leads (I, II, Ill), Augmented leads (AVR, AVL, AVF), Chest leads (V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6) and Bipolar versus Unipolar leads
    • Know the placement of limb and chest sensors for a 12-lead ECG.
    • Know how to prepare a patient for ECG testing properly 
    • Know how to troubleshoot or identify artifacts caused by somatic tremors, wandering baseline, AC interference, or misplaced leads.
    • Describe the chain of infection: source, mode of transmission, and host.
    • Differentiate between infection and nosocomial infection.
    • Know isolation procedures and techniques for CDC Universal Precautions, standard precautions, body substance isolation (BSI), category-specific procedures (i.e., protective), disease-specific precautions (i.e., TB), handwashing, masking, gowning, and gloving.
    • Know OSHA standards for bloodborne pathogens.
    • Differentiate between antiseptic and disinfectant.
    • Know general safety measures: personal hygiene, mechanical, fire, and electrical safety, radiation exposure and disaster emergencies.
    • Know what to do if needed for CPR, first aid for bleeding, and shock prevention.
    • Understand how substances are reflected in the ECG waveform: Potassium (K+): hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, Calcium (Ca++): hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia.
    • Quinidine toxicity (Torsades De Points). Digitalis, Digoxin.
    • Review the basics of Holter monitoring.
    • Review the basics of AED operation.
    • Review basic cardiac diagnostic testing: stress testing and heart scans.

**Please get in touch with me for details/disclaimers/and to sign up for either course and or ACA’s CET Certification/Exam**