Professionals have to fulfill requirements for continuing education in order to maintain licensing. PAs and physicians can claim CME credits, but unfortunately the courses at ECG Academy are not approved for Category 1 CME. Physicians may claim Category 2 CMEs, however. Certificate Courses are ideally suited to physicians in training. Medical students, interns, residents and fellows can use ECG Academy videos to Become an ECG Expert at their own pace. Physicians in training all have difficult schedules, and the ability to watch a couple of videos in your downtime at the hospital or after class would allow you to get through the course at your own pace. The courses are all more comprehensive than the books everyone starts with, and so much easier to understand than an advanced ECG textbook. Plus, the ChalkTalks are practical lessons in reading complex ECG, a skill that you are called upon to perform every day. Medical schools and residency programs can arrange for group discounts so the entire group can benefit from the training that the Certificate Courses provide, and you can present the certificate to your program director for credit towards your training.
By incorporating ECG Academy's unique video tutorials into an educational framework, we are able to track each participant's progress. The Sections in the Level 1 (Advanced Rhythm Strip Analysis) and Level 2 (12-lead Interpretation) courses each have 3-5 videos, each 5-15 minutes long, that cover a particular topic. At the end of each section there is a short quiz to reinforce the information and to measure your proficiency. At the end of the each Level there is a final exam. Completion of the program qualifies the participant to receive a "Certificate of Completion," that you can present to your training program or keep for proof of Category 2 CME hours.
The ECG Academy video subscription service was originally offered as a "do-it-yourself" educational experience... those motivated to watch the video tutorials will gain tremendous insight and skill. But if you want credit for the time and effort you have put into becoming an ECG Expert, the Certificate Course can give you that. Once you've completed the Course, you can continue to watch the videos to maintain your understanding of the material or subscribe to the weekly ChalkTalks to sharpen your skills at reading more difficult tracings.
"The videos are superbly produced, mimicking the best bedside pen and paper teaching sessions. However the videos have a major advantages – a bona fide expert teacher, no interruptions, and the ability to revisit topics whenever you want. This is ‘asynchronous learning’ at its best."Chris Nickson lifeinthefastlane.com