ECG Certificate (5.0 CE and Digital Badge)
The ECG Certificate course is an online course designed to advance the skills, knowledge and competencies of healthcare professionals who routinely perform ECGs in their workplace. This course includes 7 modules with knowledge checks and quizzes that prepare one for the 100 multiple-choice question final assessment. The final assessment must be passed within one attempt, or one may purchase a retake exam once, for a fee. Modules do not need to be completed in one sitting. Certificates expire 5 years from the date of completion.
When you complete this REACH Certificate, you should be able to:
- Define the key terms for electrocardiography
- Describe the electrical conduction system of the heart
- Recognize and explain the significance of waves, rhythms, and artifacts produced by the 12-lead ECG
- Name the standard 12 leads and describe what area of the heart each lead represents
- Describe how to operate and maintain electrocardiogram equipment
- Describe how to perform a single-channel or multichannel electrocardiograph
- Describe what causes each type of artifact and how each can be eliminated
- Read ECGs using a standard procedure
- Describe how medications and electrolyte disturbances can cause changes to an ECG
- Identify the different types of abnormalities that can be determined from an ECG
- Explain the need for a Holter monitor, a treadmill stress test, and a thallium stress test
- Describe how to use a Holter monitor with a patient
To participate in AMT's ECG Certificate Course participants should have a basic working knowledge of electrocardiograms (ECGs) and perform ECGs in an employer setting.
This course is designed for medical assistants and other healthcare professionals whose scope of practice is equal to or greater than a medical assistant such as a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.