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, CCDS, CEPS

Tristan Pendergrass, CCDS, CEPS

Director of Technology

Sarah Fritzsche

Sarah Fritzsche

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 (if desired). The curriculum is listed but can also be customized. This course counts as 60 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 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. Covid precautions observed include: Daily temperatures; safe distancing; mask requirement; sanitizing equipment and common areas throughout the day.

New 8 day schedule:

March 16 - March 25, 2021 (Class is cancelled due to Covid restrictions)

April 27 - May 6, 2021  (Class is full; email for waitlist)

June 8 - June 17, 2021

August 17 - August 26, 2021



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NEXT CLASS STARTS: April 27, 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

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