In recent years the Medical Assisting profession has become indispensable to the Health Care field. Not only have physicians become more dependent on Medical Assistants, but their services are also being utilized by hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Medical Supply businesses, Home Health agencies, Insurance companies, and Pharmaceutical companies also hire Medical Assistants. The Medical assistant who has a national certification in ECG is preferred in a cardiology office. They are able to work in a telemetry unit. They are fast becoming an important part of the Health Care team as their responsibilities continue to expand and the need for their services grows.
The objective of the Medical Assisting with Electrocardiography Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them qualify for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants. Since they are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, Medical Assistants are capable of filling a variety of entry-level positions, including, but not limited to Clinical or Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist and Medical Insurance Billing Specialist.
This training program is divided into eight learning units called Modules. Students must complete Modules 1, 2 and 3, not necessarily in that order, and then continue into Modules 4, 5, 6 and 7. If students do not complete any portion of one of these Modules, the entire Module must be repeated. Upon successful completion of Modules 1 through 7. Students will now participate in an 8 week program where they will be trained on Electrocardiography (Modules 8 and 9). This course will expose the students to Electrocardiography, Holter Monitor and Exercise Electrocardiography.
Students will then participate in the 160 clock-hour Externship, which is the 10th Module.
On completion of the Medical Assisting with Electrocardiography Program, a diploma is awarded. Also, the graduate is eligible to take the Nationally-registered Certified Medical Assistant Examination (NR-CMA) and National Electrocardiography Certification Examination (NECE).
- Lectures 29
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 54 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 29
- Assessments Yes