Advanced Course

Instructors

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.

The Advanced Course is a custom four and one-half day course focusing on CRM device analysis, programming and troubleshooting.

It is designed for allied professionals with experience in 
the Cath lab, EP lab, pacemaker clinic, and/or CRM industry. 
Below is an example of the content covered, but the course can be customized to focus on ICDs, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy or a combination of themes.

Course content: Intermediate to Advanced

The agenda may change as classes are customized to meet the needs of the attendees. 
The cost of the Advanced Course is $1,200 to be paid at the time of registration.

Cost includes a tablet loaded with slides of the classes as well any books that may be used.

Sample Schedule:

Day 1

  • 8:30-9:30 – Introductions - Tablet Instructions
  • 9:30-10:30 – Utility and Limitation of Diagnostics
  • 10:30-11:30 – HF Introduction & Therapy
  • 11:30-1:00 – Lunch with Faculty
  • 1:00-2:00 – High Voltage Waveform
  • 2:00-3:00 – ICD Platform
  • 3:00-4:00 – ICD Lab (Medtronic)

Day 2

  • 8:30-9:30 – Case Study Troubleshooting
  • 9:30-10:30 – Troubleshooting Brady Systems Lab
  • 10:30-11:30 – Prevention of Inappropriate ICD Therapy (Part 1)
  • Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 – AF Original Overview
  • 2:00-3:00 – CRT Lab
  • 3:00-4:00 – Prevention of Inappropriate ICD Therapy (Part 2)

Day 3

  • 8:30-9:30 – Pseudomalfunctions
  • 9:30-10:30 – Diagnostics & Interpretation
  • 10:30-11:30 – VT in the Post MI Patient
  • Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 – ICD Lab (BSCI)
  • 2:00-3:00 – ICD Case Studies
  • 3:00-4:00 – ICD Lab (SJM)

Day 4

  • 8:30-9:30 – Follow-up Managing Conflicts
  • 9:30-10:30 – Minimizing Shocks
  • 10:30-11:30 – ICD Troubleshooting Lab
  • Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 – CRT Troubleshooting Lab
  • 2:00-3:00 – Patholgy Cardiomyopathy & Channelopathics
  • 3:00-4:00 – ICD Programming Strategies

Day 5

  • 8:30-10:30 – Two customized classes based on attendee interest
adv course

The Advanced Course is a custom four and one-half day course focusing on CRM device analysis, programming and troubleshooting. It is designed for allied professionals with experience in the Cath lab, EP lab, pacemaker clinic, and/or CRM industry.

START:  February 4 - 8, 2019

DURATION:  4.5 Days

ID:  Advanced Course