2 Week CRM Jumpstart


Mark Sweesy

Mark Sweesy

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

James Holland

James Holland

MS, CCDS - Technical Director

Kimber Walters

Kimber Walters

RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA - Clinical Director

Tristan Pendergrass

Tristan Pendergrass

CCDS, CEPS - Clinical Applications Coordinator

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

2017 Sessions:

January 16 – January 27, 2017 

April 17 – April 28, 2017 

June 5 – June 16, 2017 (Class is now full.  Please call or email for waitlist.)

September 25 – October 6, 2017 (6 Seats Available)

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START:  April 17, 2017

DURATION:  2 Weeks

ID:  CRM Jumpstart