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LA Skills Academy EKG Certification Training Programs in Bixby Knolls

A Certified EKG Technician plays a crucial role within the healthcare sector, and the demand for qualified technicians is on the rise across hospitals and health facilities.

At Bixby Knolls Skills Academy, we offer comprehensive EKG certification courses that equip you with the necessary knowledge and expertise to pass the national certification exam. By participating in our program, you'll acquire the essential skills needed to obtain your certification and start a fulfilling career in healthcare. Here, you'll become an integral professional contributing to superior patient health outcomes.

What Does the EKG Technician Training Course Offer?

By joining our EKG certification courses, you'll acquire essential skills that position you as a critical player in any healthcare team.

Gaining proficiency in performing EKGs places you at a critical juncture in the delivery of vital healthcare services, enabling you to conduct necessary cardiac examinations that aid in the diagnosis and management of heart-related ailments.

At Bixby Knolls Skills Academy, as you progress towards achieving your EKG technician certification, you'll acquire an array of essential skills that are critical for your professional development:

  • Mastery in operating EKG equipment with confidence and accuracy.

  • Techniques for accurately conducting EKG readings.

  • Expertise in providing detailed reports of EKG results.

  • Skills in executing emergency response procedures efficiently.

  • Proficiency in assessing fundamental vital signs.

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Course Objectives

The primary objective of our EKG certification training is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills required to successfully pass the Certified EKG Technician (CET) Exam, administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Throughout the program, our experienced instructors will guide you through the essential qualifications necessary to become a proficient EKG technician, ensuring you grasp the core principles fundamental to the role.

Interaction with Patients

Effective communication is an essential competence for healthcare workers, including EKG technicians. It's imperative that they possess the adeptness to decode a patient's medical past, articulate the EKG process transparently to individuals under their care, vigilantly observe any alterations in their state, and relay critical updates to physicians promptly. Patient interaction stands as a fundamental ability required of all personnel within hospitals and various medical establishments.

Preparation and Administration of EKG Tests

Mastering the correct methods of lead placement and proficient operation of EKG machines is essential for the delivery of precise test results. It is imperative for technicians to possess both the expertise to identify malfunctions and the proficiency to execute the required corrective measures, ensuring that test outcomes remain unblemished by faulty equipment.

Data Analysis and Assessment

An EKG technician's role extends beyond performing cardiovascular assessments; they must also possess the expertise to accurately analyze and understand the outcomes of these tests to ascertain if patients are afflicted with critical heart conditions. These professionals collaborate intimately with physicians to aid in the formulation of diagnoses that safeguard patient health. Precision in evaluating the findings is paramount, as it informs the diagnosis and steers the course for suitable treatment strategies.

Hands-on Training

Participants in our program are provided with hands-on experience, conducting live EKG evaluations and engaging in the comprehensive functions synonymous with a professional EKG technician's responsibilities. Each student will not only administer electrocardiography assessments and analyze the resulting data but will also engage with instructors in realistic patient-caregiver scenarios. This immersive approach is designed to bolster student confidence in executing EKG-related tasks and fluently employing the medical vernacular common to the field.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you're contemplating a future in the rapidly expanding healthcare sector, the prospects for EKG technicians shine with potential. Securing a national EKG certification through LA Skills Academy not only enhances employability but also opens the door to a fulfilling and vibrant career environment.

  • Where can I find the registration files and where do I submit them?
    You may find the registration forms at https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration.
  • When are the registration files due?
    The dates are specific to the CNA program/class but here is a basic timeline of when you would be expected to submit the forms: Background Authorization: Due immediately after enrolling Physical/TB Forms: Due by orientation date Registration Forms/Enrollment Agreement: Due immediately after enrolling. You may complete all the forms online. Go to your account > Registration or https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration
  • I submitted the files, but don't know if they went thorough"
    Once you submit a form/file, there should be a green success message that pops up by the submit button. You will also get an automated email confirming that you submit that file. If you did not receive an email, you may email support@laskillsacademy.com to confirm that we received your files. Or chat with us on the right lower corner of your phone or screen.
  • I do not have a scanner, how do I submit the signed documents?"
    You may complete the digital form under https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration. TB, Physica, physical exam forms, covid vaccine records, flu shot records, and other medical documents should be emailed to documents@laskillscademy.com
  • How long is CNA training?
    CNA training includes 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. After successfully completing our CNA courses and passing the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, you will receive your nursing assistant certificate. Approximate time frame from start to finish: FastTrack - 1 month Part-Time Evenings - 2 months Part-Time Weekend - 3 Months
  • When are physical exams and TB tests due?
    Physical exams and TB tests for our Nursing Assistant Training (CNA Program) are due by your orientation date. If you are waiting for results and can not submit by orientation, you may submit the paperwork by the first day of class. Any other extension are provided on a case by case basis. Please call the office to discuss your options.
  • Where can I get a physical exam and TB test?
    You can get them from your primary care physician or from urgent care clinics close to you. Please be sure to print our forms and take these forms to your doctor/ clinic. Download the blank physical exam form here Here are some of the Urgent Care Clinics you can go to in the Long Beach and Valley area at a reasonable cost. You may get your physical TB test and/or Chest X-ray in these locations. WellnessMart Laboratory Testing https://wellnessmart.com/contact/ Available in LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and many more locations. Open • Closes 6:30 PM Hours or services may vary Minute Clinic by CVS https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/clinic-locator/ca/ West Oaks Urgent Care Center20181 Saticoy StWinnetka, CA 91306 (818) 709-5700 Open • Closes 6:00 PM Hours or services may vary
  • How often would I need to get COVID tested?
    A COVID test must be taken every week and we must have a record of your results for every week you are in clinical. *Covid results must display your fullname and the result. *A negative COVID test is a requirement to attend and to continue attending the clinical. Covid results must be printed and handed to your instuctor before entering the clinical site. Individuals with no negative covid test on-hand will be sent home and will need to make up the day. Covid test collection must be within 72 hours of the clinical day. Some facilities require twice per week testing- your instructor will inform you on any special requirement of the clinical site.
  • Where can I get a COVID Test?
    To ensure quick results, we reccomend the following places: LA County LA COUNTY: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/ ORANGE COUNTY: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: https://sbcovid19.com/testing/ Walk in and appointments available. *You may choose "healthcare worker" if asked. CVS https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing FREE TESTING https://www.covidclinic.org *For uninsured individuals: Please try the option: Healthcare professional or exposed to get the testing for free. Second-bio Lab @ LASA - Santa Fe Springs We also have a specimen drop off at our Santa Fe Springs location. Insured students are free. You may swab and register yourself and drop off the sample at the drop box by room 101. Pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays 2pm. 24 hours turn around. For support please call (626)-537-1352 or e-mail us at CS@secondbiolab.com
  • Do you have payment plans available?
    Yes, we have payment plans available. Refer to https://www.laskillsacademy.com/payment-plan.
  • How much is the CNA Training program?
    Our NAT tuition is $1800 and includes: 160 hours of lecture and training NAT Textbook by American Red Cross Live Scan Fingerprinting Practice Tests Education and Career Counseling Job Fair / Job Assistance Online Support *Payment Plans available.
  • There are no spots available at the moment. How can I be notified of new classes?
    To ensure that you are notified when a new class becomes available. You must be subscribled to the website. There are a few ways to make sure you will receive emails from us. 1. Create an account. Make sure you opt in for updates and emails. 2. Join the waitlist. Located at the bottom of the Classes + Pricing Page. Make sure you opt in for updates and emails.
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