Test Prep Training Course for Healthcare Providers In Tampa
Meet the demand for cross-trained health professionals by adding EKG Technician
skills to your current résumé. Healthcare facilities look for health professionals with EKG tech background
to assist in the detection and/or confirmation of problems with the heart
that might prove to be fatal if not detected.
EKG (Electrocardiogram) Technicians perform ECG tests that record and monitor
electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. An electrocardiograph (EKG)
technician administers diagnostic cardiac tests to patients pre-surgery
or to patients who may have cardiac problems; the tests help detect, and
monitor medical conditions such as heart disease, arrhythmias, pericarditis
The duties of an EKG Technician include operating and maintaining EKG equipment
and preparing patients for EKG procedures. After data is collected, the
EKG technician monitors and prints or electronically transmits the results,
to assist a physician or nurse in diagnosing and treating cardiac and
blood vessel irregularities.
Southern Technical Institute offers the EKG Technician test prep training
course to prepare healthcare workers to take the National Healthcareer
Association Certified EKG Technician Exam. This course addresses EKG-related
medical terminology, cardiac anatomy & physiology, rhythm, and basic
The following topics are covered to prepare you for national testing:
- Role of the EKG technician
- Preparing a patient & EKG lead placement
- 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 physiology of the heart and blood vessels
- Electrical conduction system of the heart
- EKG strip analysis (P, Q, R, S,T waveform interpretation)
- Basic EKG interpretation, sinus rhythms, and ventricular rhythms,
- Recognizing artifacts, troubleshooting, tracing problems
- Practice EKG strips, EKG rhythms
- 12 lead placement, interpretation and troubleshooting
EKG Technicians – Employment & Education
EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other
health care facilities and organizations. Similar to other growing healthcare
professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to
grow substantially. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (
www.bls.gov) has projected a 24% employment growth between 2008-2018 due to an aging
population and the high occurrence of heart disease in the United States.
EKG Course Fees & Payment Plans
Course Tuition: Only $549
- Includes training tuition
- EKG test prep training manual.
NOTE: National Healthcare Association Exam fees not included in course tuition.
Easy Interest-free Payment Plans to choose from to meet within your needs:
$100 – non-refundable deposit is required to register for the ECG/EKG course.
$225 -payment is due on your first day of EKG Technician class.
$224 – is due the fourth week of class.
National Certification Exam: Successful course completion will prepare you to take the National Healthcare
Association Certified EKG Technician Exam (CET) offered at Southern Technical
Institute for an additional fee of $149.00. You must hold current HIV/AIDS,
First Aid, and CPR for Healthcare Provider certifications, along with
completion of the ECG/EKG Technician Training course, to take the National
Certification Exam (NHA-CET). Full payment is due at the time of registration
for NHA exam.