Garden City, MI (PRWEB) November 16, 2010
Phlebotomy Career Training, is pleased to announce the New Online EKG / ECG Telemetry Technician Certification Course available for all health care professionals and students.
Earning a certification in telemetry and ECG will allow students to get jobs as telemetry technicians and enhance their credentials as a qualified health-care professional. Students can add extra earning power to their degrees with this one week course. Students are able to sit for the National Healthcareer Associations ECG Technician Certification upon course completion.
Why wait? The same course goes for over $5000 to $10,000 dollars at local community colleges and technical health career schools. Phlebotomy Career Training is offering the course for $150.
The National Healthcareer Association test fee is not included. Nurses, LPN, LVN's, Medical Technologist, Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants and the lay public who are interested in the medical field are all welcome to take the online telemetry EKG course. Hospitals are looking for those who can multitask, so adding a telemetry certification will help solidify ones current position. Students can work most anywhere if they have the knowledge to interpret ECG's and have a thorough understanding of the cardiovascular system. School should be affordable to everyone; at Phlebotomy Career Training students get quality education at an affordable price.
The Telemetry ECG Certification Course is similar in content to the course that Physicians and Registered Nurses must complete upon hiring into hospitals. The course helps students to read and interpret ECG Lead Tracings. Students will learn to interpret such rhythms as Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia, Premature Ventricular and Atrial contractions, Type I, II and III heart blocks and many more. In addition students are trained in the mechanism of action regarding the biometabolism of heart medications such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, Calcium channel blockers as well as cardiac glycosides. The renin-angiotensen cascade will be studied in relation to how high blood pressure effects the cardiac muscles and the renal system. The EKG or ECG course will cover the entire anatomy and physiology of the heart muscle, and delve into the rhythmicity and excitability of cardiac tissue. Students learn to correlate the different heart medications to specific cardiac rhythms. This course is much more in depth than the National Healthcareer Associations Study Guide for ECG Technician. The NHA was so impressed with the final exam which Professor Kimmel wrote, that they approved the program immediately.
Professor Kimmel's undergraduate work in biochemistry at the University of Michigan and toxicology at Kansas State have paved the way for the plethora of knowledge that Professor Kimmel can impart to students. Professor Kimmel's PhD thesis detailed the toxicology of cardiac specific medications. Dr. Kimmel experience as an Registered Nurse includes working in the cardiac care unit, ICU, intermediate intensive care and medical surgical units.
Professor Kimmel States; "This is a very serious course. Students who consider taking this course should have some prior experience in the medical field and direct patient care skills. This course requires interpretation of actual cardiac rhythm strips. Although a telemetry technicians interpretation will be reviewed by a registered nurse and physician, technicians should be aware that immediate changes in the cardiac rhythm could be fatal. With that said, students should be ready to perform CPR. This is a course that is designed for those with experience in the health care field and that have some familiarity with cardiac leads and telemetry. Students should be prepared to purchase a caliper. These can be purchased at any uniform or medical supply store. For the ECG tracings, students should be able to print off the various strips to be interpreted. Students will need the calipers for their final exam.
The instructor of the course, Professor Nancy Kimmel is a Registered Nurse, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Phlebotomy Instructor, Certified Nurses Aide Trainer, PhD and a Basic Life Support Instructor through the American Heart Association. Professor Kimmel has worked in ICU, CCU, Intermediate Intensive care, Emergency, medical surgical floors and has done home-care. Professor Kimmel has been an ardent instructor in the Metro Detroit area since 2002. She has taught Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University, math, physics and engineering at Henry Ford Community College, Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University as well as authoring a best selling nursing entrance textbook which Wayne County Community College and Henry Ford Community College offer for sale in their book stores. Professor Kimmel holds a United States Patent on a revolutionary air filter and is currently working on helping the nation further their education with other affordable online courses, like the newly released Advanced Phlebotomy online course or the newly released [CNA Study Guide Book available on the site.
Phlebotomy Career Training is a licensed proprietary school in the state of Michigan, and has won approval of its curriculum from Michigan Works and the Michigan J.E.T. Program for Welfare and Human Services. Professor Kimmel is the administrator and instructor of all the courses at the school.