2 Week CRM Jumpstart



Mark Sweesy

Mark Sweesy

FHRS, CCDS, CEPS, RCES - President & Director of Education

Steph Jasa

Steph Jasa

RCIS, RCES, IBHRE – CEPS, MA, MHA - Adjunct Faculty

James Holland

James Holland

MS, CCDS - Technical Director


Stephanie brings nearly 20 years of experience in Cardiology, beginning her career with a BS in Exercise Science & Physiology and working in the Cath Lab. With eight year of experience with Johnson & Johnson, she led the education & training for the later six years, receiving the Standards of Leadership Award for the transformation of training & education at BWI. Stephanie now leads a consulting team focused on the expanding training needs for Cardiology & specialty services. She holds masters degrees in Organizational Management & Healthcare Administration.

Kimber Walters

Kimber Walters

RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA - Clinical Director

Joe Giron

Joe Giron

RN, RT, RCIS, RCES, CEPS, FSICP - Adjunct Faculty

Joe has worked with some of the best health systems, universities, companies and medical centers in the country. Earning a degree in medical radiography (RT) in the late 1990's, he began working in Cardiac Cath labs to start his professional career.

Tristan Pendergrass

Tristan Pendergrass

CCDS, CEPS - Clinical Applications Coordinator

In the mid-2000’s he earned a degree in Nursing (RN), & cardiovascular & EP credentials. In 2004, Joe founded a regional staffing & consulting business that specialized in cardiovascular services, where he merged & operated his businesses into franchise agreements with national companies. In 2010, he co-founded one of the 1st formal EP academic training programs at Loma Linda University, where he served as clinical coordinator & adjunct teaching faculty. Joe now works with an ‘education-technology’ company & collaborates with healthcare professionals to create novel blends of solutions that intersect education & technology.

Jumpstart is a 2-week 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 Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. The course combines didactic with hands-on programming experience with all of the device manufacturers (if desired).  The curriculum is listed but can also be customized.  This course counts as 57 approved continuing education credits needed to maintain IBHRE certification.

The cost of the course is $2,450, 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 SJM 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 Behavior

Pacing Case Studies (HRD 231)


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 Lab

Minimizing Shocks

AV Delay Programming

Patient Scenarios

Dual Chamber Strips

Evaluations & Certificates

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

Upcoming Sessions:

January 7 - January 18, 2019 (Class is full. Please call or email for waitlist.)

March 11 - March 22, 2019 (Class is full. Please call or email for waitlist.)

June 3 - June 14, 2019

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NEXT CLASS STARTS:  January 7, 2019

DURATION:  2 Weeks

ID:  CRM Jumpstart