ECG Certificate

Course Description
The ECG Certificate course is designed to advance the skills, knowledge and competencies of healthcare professionals who routinely perform electrocardiograms (ECGs) in their workplace.

Course structure: 7 modules with multiple lessons within each module. Each lesson has 5 or 6 question quizzes at its conclusion. Quizzes can be taken up to 4 times. Final Assessment is 100 multiple-choice questions.  Final assessment can only be taken once.  Once started, the course is open for 90 days.

CE awarded: 5 hours
Expiration date: 5 years from date of issuance
Fee:  $175
Final assessment retake: $75 (You have only one attempt to retake the final assessment.  Do not purchase more than one time)

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Eligibility

To be eligible to take the course, the healthcare professional must attest to meeting the following requirements.

  • Be a medical assistant OR other healthcare professional whose scope of practice is equal to or greater than a medical assistant (such a nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant) AND
  • Have a basic working knowledge of electrocardiograms (ECGs) AND
  • Perform ECGs in an employer setting
Attestation of eligibility is a required component of the course and will be asked before you make the purchase.  While no official documentation is submitted, AMT reserves the right to request proof of eligibility.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants will 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.

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