The EKG Technician Exam Review Course is a short course designed to prepare the student or experienced EKG practitioner for the national EKG Technician exam. Even if this is just for review this course will guide you through the concepts and ideas behind understanding and reading EKG's including cardiac anatomy and physiology, the EKG machine, patient preparation, and EKG interpretation
Prepare for the EKG Technician exam, take a refresher class, or learn about EKG starting with this entire EKG course. In this lecture review cardiac anatomy and the cardiac conduction system
Prepare to pass the EKG Technician exam with this EKG course and in this lecture take a refresher or review the important cardiac concepts related to vital signs and patient assessment encountered on the EKG Technician exam
In this lecture review the basic concepts related to the caring for the patient while performing an EKG.
In this part two lecture we will continue to review the basic concepts related to the EKG, such as what the PQRST means, the leads, segments and waves, cardiac conduction, the 12 lead EKG machine, how to prepare the patient, and much more
In this short video refresher lecture, we will review the concepts related to determining the heart rate from the EKG
Sit back and enjoy this lecture and EKG refresher on the step by step method of analyzing EKG's and how to determine the type of cardiac rhythm showing on the EKG monitor and rhythm strip
We continue on in this lecture for the EKG Technician exam by reviewing sinus rhythms
This lecture focuses on the 2 atrial rhythms of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter and how to determine which is which on the EKG
EKG rhythms arising from the junction are reviewed in this video lecture
No EKG Technician exam review would be complete without discussing the potentially lethal ventricular rhythms. How to identify them and how to treat them are readily reviewed in this refresher lecture
Heart blocks from the first degree block to the second degree blocks, including the Wenckebach and third degree heart blocks are reviewed in this lecture
PVC's and PAC's are discussed in this lecture review for the EKG Technician exam
In preparation for the EKG Technician Certification Exam.
As the facilitator of this course I will take a moment and highlight my education first . I will work backwards and highlight the latest education. I admit I have been a man who just loves learning!
Professionally, I am an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant, with special recognition in Surgery, with a Masters Degree from the University of Utah (2003).......GO UTES! And a Masters of Public Health from Independence University
I had been working on my PhD in Human Services with Capella University (I have completed all coursework, and am entering research phase (was studying pandemic influenza plans and rural health clinics), but took a hiatus due to the H1N1 flu that attacked me and changed my life and now I am considering changing programs to finish it. I also have a Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration from Capella U.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Management, a Certificate in Paramedic from Mount San Antonio College (Walnut, Los Angeles County, Ca), and for my own professional interest (I coach and take care of high school and junior high sports teams) a Certificate in Sports Psychology.
Career-wise, I can say that my entire adult life since high school has been in the fast paced side of medicine. While still a teenager I was racing through the streets of Los Angeles as a Paramedic and once that career wound down I went back and became a physician assistant
The last decade and a half I have worked primarily as a Master's trained Emergency Room Physician Assistant and as a PA-C in rural medicine in Western Oklahoma, Texas, and in Arizona and also teaching in Health Sciences. I graduated over a decade ago from the University of Utah's excellent program, which was at the time ranked in the top 5 of all physician assistant programs in the United States (out of over a hundred and twenty schools).
I also have over 10 years of full-time teaching experience at the university level, teaching in the classroom, online teaching, and also hybrid teaching (a mix of online-and classroom). And have been the director of the Emergency Medical Services Program at an Arizona College.
If one were to truly ask me my area of "expertise" I would have to say it is in understanding people and the delivery of patient centered care. I love and enjoy learning, but for me, and I preface this humbly, by saying I did not get into medicine at such a young age because I "liked helping people" - I did like helping people, but I could have helped people in many capacities. For those in medicine this seems to be such a stock answer as if we in medicine are better than someone else because we are here in medicine. But, we're not better, we just have very prominent and important roes to play, that does sometimes put us on a pedestal and up on a stage, yet I believe with all my heart that nearly all of us "like helping people".
In many ways, I have always been called a "lifesaver" due to the nature of my work, but in truth, it's others that have saved mine, and made it fulfilling.