CRM Jumpstart



James Holland, MS, CCDS

James Holland, MS, CCDS

President & CEO

Kimber Walters, RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA

Kimber Walters, RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA

Vice President & COO

Tristan Pendergrass, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS

Tristan Pendergrass, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS

Director of Business Development

Sarah Fritzsche, CCDS

Sarah Fritzsche, CCDS

CRM Specialist

Jumpstart is an 8 day cardiac rhythm management (CRM) course for allied health care professionals. Attendees should have a basic understanding of EKG and its interpretation, e.g., Dale Dubin’s Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s, chapters 1-6. Ideal candidates for the CRM Jumpstart are device clinic and newer industry professionals. Classes are held Tuesday through Friday (week 1) and Monday through Thursday (week 2) 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (except the last day which ends at noon). The course combines didactic with hands-on programming experience with all of the device manufacturers. This course does not qualify for CME/CEU credits.

The cost of the course is $2,450 (due 2 weeks prior to class start date), which includes a textbook and a Tablet loaded with all of the PowerPoint slides.

Jumpstart Classes:

  • Remote Monitoring
  • Cardiac Anatomy: The Right Atrium
  • Pacing Terms & Definitions
  • NBG Codes, Timing and Terminology
  • Cardiac Anatomy: RV, RA, LV
  • Physics of Stimulation & Sensing
  • Non-Paced Rhythms
  • Single Chamber Strips
  • Intro to MDT Programmer Platform Lab
  • Pacemaker Radiology
  • Intro to Abbott Programmer Platform Lab
  • History and Future of Pacing
  • Intro to Boston Scientific Programmer Platform Lab
  • Four modes of DDD operation
  • Four Faces of DDD Lab
  • Capture & Sensing Test MDT Lab
  • Bradycardia Device Capabilities
  • Capture & Sensing Test SJM Lab
  • Dual Chamber ECG Strips
  • Nuts & Bolts of Cardiac Pacing Part I
  • DDD ECG Interpretation, 6 Step Method Part One
  • Capture & Sensing Test BSX Lab
  • Intro to Biotronik Platform Lab
  • DDD ECG Interpretations, 6 Step Method Part Two
  • DDDR and A & V Based Timing
  • PMTs & Crosstalk
  • PMT & Crosstalk Lab & Intro to Sorin Platform Lab
  • Objectives of a comprehensive Follow-Up
  • Nuts & Bolts of Cardiac Pacing Part II
  • Basic Cardiac Device Follow-Up Case Studies Part I
  • Basic Cardiac Device Follow-Up Case Studies Part II
  • Indications: Old & New
  • Upper Rate Behaviors
  • Pacing Case Studies (HRD 231)
  • Electronics
  • Pacemaker Troubleshooting Lab
  • Pacemaker Troubleshooting Lab Part II
  • Complications Part I Video
  • ICD Sensing
  • Complications Part II Video
  • ICD Detection
  • ICD Detection Part II
  • Review Timing Cycles
  • Heart Failure: Introduction & Overview
  • ICD System & Therapy
  • Device Hemodynamics
  • In Search of Atrial Capture
  • Device Follow-Up Labs
  • Minimizing Shocks
  • AV Delay Programming
  • Patient Scenarios
  • Dual Chamber Strips
  • Evaluations & Certificates

Upcoming Sessions:

These classes are onsite at ATI in Greenville, SC. Jumpstart classes do not qualify for CME/CEU credits. Covid precautions observed include: Temperatures upon entering; safe distancing; mask requirement if not vaccinated; sanitizing equipment and common areas daily.

New 8 day schedule:

August 17 - August 26, 2021 (Class is full; email for waitlist)

September 28 - October 7, 2021

January 18 - January 27, 2022

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NEXT CLASS STARTS: August 17, 2021

Course will run weekdays from Tuesday through Friday (week 1) and Monday through Thursday (week 2).


Course Location:
400 Executive Center Drive, Suite 116
Greenville, SC 29615

Our Remote Monitoring 101 Course is a great supplement to our Jumpstart Program.
For more information and/or to register click here.


Jumpstart evaluation comments from a few of the device clinic attendees:

“Staff was experienced, knowledgeable and receptive to all questions and needs. Excellent program!” ~ 6 months on the job

“Such an incredible wealth of knowledge at this institution. Everyone was very thorough. I wouldn’t change anything.” ~ 3 years experience

“This was a wonderful learning opportunity. The class and staff offered learning experiences that were well tailored to the needs of the participants. I came into this class with some basic knowledge of pacing and still found myself challenged. The teaching staff was interesting and flexible.” ~ 1.5 years cardiology office

“Great course – everyone was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. I am so glad to have had this opportunity!” ~ 1 year industry experience

“The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and effective!! I learned more than expected. It is a great foundation course with the perfect balance of patient versus device emphasis.” ~ New hire

“Words can’t do these instructors justice. Strongly recommend this class to everyone entering the pacing arena. Top-notch – really!!” ~ 1 year industry experience

"I am very sincere, you have such an incredible staff. Incredible knowledge and just SUPER people - kind, interested...I really DO miss everyone already. Thank you ATI!! The past two weeks were invaluable..." ~ New hire - 6 weeks