Become an EKG Technician

Are you wondering what exactly an EKG technician does, what the job description is? Well, an electrocardiograph technician or EKG technician conducts electrocardiograph test on patients to acquire data that assists the physician or a cardiologist to diagnose cardiac or perivascular diseases. Carry On America offers you a series of posts about this interesting field and show you how to become an EKG Technician.

In addition to operating the EKG machine, the job description of an EKG technician will also include scheduling appointments, reviewing the cardiologist’s interpretation of patient files, and monitoring the heart rate of the patient. The technician is also responsible for the maintenance and care of the EKG machine, such as refilling the paper supply and ink in the machine and making a report of any mechanical malfunction.

How Is An EKG Test Done?
An EKG test is a noninvasive procedure that detects any irregular heartbeat and it is often used to diagnose any ailment prior to performing a surgical procedure. The EKG technician is the one who performs the EKG test on the patient.

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Arizona Nursing Schools

Arizona is beautiful, welcoming and a wonderful place to live and is attracting more and more residents to live within its borders. The population of the capital city of Phoenix, AZ alone has exploded over the last decades as an influx of people, not just “snowbirds” but young families as well, have decided to make the state their home. Watch this video about how to be successful in Arizona Nursing Schools (University of Arizona):

This increase in the population has taken a toll on the state’s health care services and the increased demand for healthcare services of all kinds has, of course, increased the demand for skilled and trained nurses. Nursing schools in Arizona are trying hard to keep up with the need for an increased amount of graduates from their programs to enter the workforce as soon as possible.

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How to Find the Best Nursing Schools in Texas

In order to become a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse in the State of Texas, a nursing school graduate must first pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), just as they are required to in any other state. So let’s see how to find the best Nursing Schools in Texas.

Also as is the case at the moment in most other states, the demand for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses far exceeds the actual number of students who are currently enrolled in nursing schools in Texas and graduates of nursing schools in Texas. Therefore the demand for qualified nurses in the Lone Star state is high.

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Locating the Best Nursing Schools in Massachusetts

The number of healthcare jobs has continued to grow all over the country, even in a time when many feel the nation is still suffering the effects of a recession. Pursuing nursing as a career at any level (RN, LPN, nursing assistant etc) is a wise move that more and more people are choosing to make. Well, this post will help you with locating the best Nursing Schools in Massachusetts.

Any nursing career has to begin with a good education though and choosing the right nursing school is essential. There is any number of nursing schools in Massachusetts and some residents may feel a little overwhelmed by the number of choices they have. Here are some of the best though:

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

For most consumers, servicing their home mortgage is their biggest expense.  That is why with interest rates at the lower end of the average, borrowers should do a home refinance to a lower mortgage interest rate in order to save money. So an interesting question is, should I refinance my mortgage?

However, that is not the only reason to do a home mortgage refinance.  Consumers can obtain a lot more financial freedom and flexibility if they use their refinanced mortgage loan carefully.

Saving on mortgage payments today can help borrowers have the opportunity to use that money towards other expenses, increase savings, or make more payments on the mortgage principal.  For those considering a mortgage refinance, a credit score of at least 650 important and also your current mortgage loan should be in good standing.   For the very best refinancing interest rates, a credit score of over 700 is required.

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You Don’t Win Friends With Salad

My husband is one of the pickiest adult eaters I have ever met. The list of things he doesn’t eat is longer than the list of things he does and there are many foods that he refuses to touch despite the fact that they have never passed his lips before, ever. Well, the fact is that you don’t win friends with salad.

Simply put, Dave likes his starches. Pasta, rice, crusty Italian bread, potatoes, pizza…and I don’t blame him, but he doesn’t balance those starches out with anything else. He’s a meat n’ potatoes but hold the veggies kinda guy.

He does eat a select few vegetables and watching him eat them is almost comical: he eats them first, very quickly, in order to get them over with so he can throw himself into the meat and the starches, those sweet, sweet succulent starches.

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Diseases Caused By Computers Are Costly

We usually don’t think of computer work as heavy labor. If you lay bricks or hang drywall for a living, you know that you’d better maintain strength and fitness to prevent injuries. If you point, click, and clatter over a keyboard all day, this isn’t so obvious. But we also know that diseases caused by computers are costly.

We tend to live our working lives from the neck up. We become aware of our bodies at work only when they hurt. The problem is, it’s much tougher to fix a problem than to prevent it – and that involves heeding our bodies’ early warning signs, such as pain, numbness, or tingling.

Unfortunately, many people don’t heed their pains soon enough. Each year, 1.8 million workers in the United States suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (another term for repetitive strain injury, or RSI), and 600,000 of these people lose work time as a result, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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A Theory of Poetry: The Anxiety of Influence

It’s tempting to begin this essay, “It all started with…” But when talking about the origins, history, and future of the Internet, all starting points are more or less arbitrary. Progress – the notion that things can be improved over time – in any endeavor owes much to a phenomenon that scholar Harold Bloom identified as the “anxiety of influence.”

Each generation, eager to separate itself from the one that came before, wants to make its own mark. Yet each knows it’s only a pigmy standing on the shoulders of a giant, though it may see farther than the giant can – each strives to break away from its forebears, but is painfully aware that it can really only build upon the knowledge passed down to it since the beginning of time. Although Bloom ascribed the phenomenon to the Romantic poets, the same anxiety doubtless dogs the minds of technologists, pushing them to ever-greater efforts.

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States Designating Veteran Status to Support Active, Discharged or Retired Veterans

What is a veteran? Do you know or understand what designates a former military member as a veteran?  There’s a lot of misunderstanding surrounding what exactly a veteran designation entails.  Many Americans believe a veteran and a retiree are one in the same.  It’s important that Americans understand that a veteran need not have retired from the military.  But how can a veteran prove his service and honorable discharge?

When a veteran is receiving care with the Veterans Administration (VA) or is disabled he’s entitled to receive an ID card from the VA; however, an honorably discharged veteran is only provided with a DD-214 (discharge papers) and short of carrying around a complicated-appearing government form, there’s no easy way for a veteran to demonstrate his status.

The solution is to provide veterans with a special designation on their driver’s license that easily identifies them as having served and honorably discharged from the military.  Currently, there are only nine states, Georgia, Oregon, Minnesota, Connecticut, Arkansas, Florida, Delaware, North Carolina, and Utah that provide the option to make this distinction of veteran status on drivers’ licenses.   Several other states have legislation pending to make the option for veteran’s designation available to their state’s veterans.

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Online Vendors: Grow Up

The button reads, “click to submit order.” Having done so, the genie in the cyber-bottle is summoned, and like lightning gone mad, the invisible fulfillment machine hisses, spits, and bellows behind the curtain until – voila! – the set of Miles Davis CDs, the handsome array of neckties, or the wildflower wreath for Mom’s birthday arrive. Or don’t. Of course, when they don’t, the screams begin: Where’s the “money back” button?

A new study asks that same pointed question. Research firm Shelley Taylor & Associates of Palo Alto, Calif., have asked the hard fulfillment questions and classified a new malady in the process: Post-Transaction Anxiety Disorder, where shipping charges, sticker shock, and anxiety about whether items ordered online will arrive drive cyber-buyers’ sleepless nights. The research Taylor has published analyzes 100 consumer e-commerce sites (70 in the United States, which we concentrate on in our report, and another 30 in the United Kingdom) and their customer service practices.

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