How Can You Boost Your Knowledge of EKGs and ECGs
If you are thinking of learning about EKGs, entering the EKG technician field, or want to expand your existing skillset in your current position, then you’ve come to the right place.
It may seem daunting and you might not know where to start, but the following 4 techniques should get you on your way to learning EKG skills. There isn’t really a “best” approach for gaining the additional knowledge. There are multiple ways to learn and each has their pros and cons. It’s a wise decision to explore multiple options and get the big picture as it relates to where you are in your career. You must understand the environment well enough to make the decision which technique(s) would be better in your case.
To get you started, what follows is a quick list of 4 commonly used techniques to expand your knowledge in the EKG field:
1. Look Around You
If you already have a job at a health care facility, check to see if they offer an EKG course. If you haven’t started yet, check the orientation program. Sometimes they will include classes related to EKG testing. There may also be classes offered by the facility which are free to employees or offered at a discount rate. Explore what your current location has to offer!
2. Check Online!
The internet is loaded with information related to a variety of health care skills, including EKG and what it takes to be a certified technician. Numerous websites provide visual information as well as interactive tools for how to read an EKG. You’ve already found one great source of information here. Keep searching because there is a lot of good information out there ready for you to use.
3. Take Online Courses
While you are looking around online, identify websites that offer online courses and take a few. Of course, your financial situation will dictate whether this is the most ideal option. A good tip here is to check universities and see what they offer. They often have online courses offered for free or some professors post lecture notes on their websites. You could also check Apple’s iTunes U to see if there are relevant classes available.
4. Pick Up a Good Book
Of course this could include reading it on your eReader too! But, the point is, pick up a book and read about it. Check out our local bookstore and find a book to help you with your EKG learning.
There are more methods in addition to those listed above, but these will definitely give you plenty of information and get you up and running. Choose the technique or combination of techniques that most closely fits your needs and begin to learn about adding EKG technician to your resume!