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EKG & Phlebotomy Technician

The electrocardiography and phlebotomy technician program provides students with an introduction to the cardiovascular anatomy, relations of other body systems to heart health, legal and ethical consideration, patient assessment techniques, the process of how to administer and document ECG with proper lead placement, and basic interpretation of ECG tracings. It also covers medical law and ethics, safety and infection control, venipuncture equipment and procedure, dermal puncture equipment and procedures, venipuncture complications, and other special collections.  This program will cover aspects of different types of cardiovascular testing such as Holter testing, stress testing, HIPAA requirements, how to document completed procedures, and how to instruct patients to seek medical attention when abnormal test results occur. 

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Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

 

Tech Support

Online technical support with step-by-step instructions available when needed.

Courses

Courses

Total Program Duration: 22 Weeks

EKG & Phlebotomy Technician Overview

EKG Technician Program Overview:

The electrocardiography technician program provides students with an introduction to the cardiovascular anatomy, relations of other body systems to heart health, legal and ethical consideration, patient assessment techniques, the process of how to administer and document ECG with proper lead placement, and basic interpretation of ECG tracings. This program will cover aspects of different types of cardiovascular testing such as Holter testing, stress testing, HIPAA requirements, how to document completed procedures, and how to instruct patients to seek medical attention when abnormal test results occur. 

Completion of this program will give students the ability to sit for the EKG certification exam. 

Here are some of the key topics and skills the students will learn, as well as be expected to complete in their role as a Certified EKG Technician:

  • Effectively communicate with staff and patients, using both verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Assess the impact of OSHA and HIPAA in a medical office
  • Describe the different medical specialties and outline the role and duties of other allied health professionals 
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication
  • Understand the anatomy of the heart and cardiovascular system
  • Use and effects of cardiovascular medications
  • Perform electrocardiograms
  • Interpret and understand heart rate, rhythms, and waveforms
  • Recognize abnormal heart issues and when to direct patients to seek emergency care.

 

Phlebotomy Program Overview:

The Phlebotomy Technician program will cover cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, safety and infection control, venipuncture equipment and procedure, dermal puncture equipment and procedures, venipuncture complications, and other special collections.  Resume development is also obtained.

Here are some key topics and skills the students will learn, as well as be expected to complete in their role as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician:

  • Students will apply knowledge in phlebotomy practice and quality assessment.
  • Perform venipuncture procedures, capillary blood specimens, and spirometry.
  • Demonstrate specimen handling, transportation, and processing.
  • Understand differences in arterial, intravenous, & special collection procedures.
  • Gain an understanding of urinalysis, body fluids, and other specimen collection.
  • Utilize proper bedside manner and how to prepare the patient for venipuncture collection.
  • Enumerate the general guidelines for collecting urine specimens and describe the purpose and process of urinalysis. 
  • Obtain vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, height, and weight.

Career & Certification

(PTC)
Phlebotomy Technician Certification

The American Medical Certification Association is a provider of national certification exams in the allied healthcare industry.

(CET)
Certified EKG Technician

The National Healthcareer Association prepares the next generation of healthcare workers through validated, nationally recognized certifications.

Career Paths
  • EKG Technician
  • Travel EKG Technician
  • Cardiac Technician
  • Phlebotomist
Job Outlook

According to bls.gov, overall employment of medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

Earning Potential

An EKG technician’s salary ranges from $29,340–$93,100, according to the BLS in 2019.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.

Tuition

Scholarship Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your scholarship options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Army Soldiers

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program provides qualifying soldiers with up to $4,000 in educational benefits. Soldiers can utilize these benefits to pay for all necessary books, supplies, and associated materials required for an approved training course and/or exam. Utilization of this program helps to increase the Soldier’s value to and competitiveness of the Army through helping Soldiers attain industry recognized credentials. Credentialing Soldiers helps to improve overall Army readiness through retention of quality Soldiers. This further enhances Soldiers career progression, and provides Soldiers with skills and capabilities reflective of civilian qualifications. Funding is provided for voluntary off-duty courses and/or exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential listed in the Army CA website.

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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Unemployment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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