EP Program for Allied Health ProfessionalsUPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we have taken precautionary measures to deliver the course in a virtual classroom
James Holland, MS, CCDS
President & CEO
Kimber Walters, RN, BSN, CCDS, MBA
Vice President & COO
Tristan Pendergrass, CCDS, CEPS
Director of Technology
RCIS, RCES, IBHRE – CEPS, MA, MHA - Guest Lecturer
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.
RN, RT, RCIS, RCES, CEPS, FSICP - Guest Lecturer
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.
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.
Day 1- Laying the Foundation
8:30-9:30 Welcome & Introductions
10:30-11:30 Cardiac Conduction System &
1:00-2:00 Action Potentials
2:00-3:00 ECGs & Arrhythmia Recognition
3:00-4:00 Intro to EP Diagnostic
Day 2 - EP Basics
8:30-9:30 Intro to EGMs
9:30-10:30 Baseline Measurements
10:30-11:30 Diagnostic Stimulation Protocols
1:00-2:30 EGM Measurements Practice
2:30-4:00 Biophysics of Ablation
Day 3 - Rhythms
8:30-10:00 Atrial Fibrillation
10:00-11:30 Tachycardia Mechanisms
1:00-2:00 Focal Tachycardias
2:00-3:00 Reentrant Tachycardias
3:00-4:00 Ischemic VT
8:30-10:30 Device Implants
10:30-11:30 Intro to Mapping Principles
1:00 -2:30 CARTO®3 Mapping System
Review and Connectology
2:30-4:00 Abbott EnSite Precision™
Mapping System Review and
Review & Close
NOTE: All times are CST
(Schedule subject to change)
EP for the Allied Health Professional is a VIRTUAL 4-day program that will give Allied Professionals the fundamentals and foundational concept of Electrophysiology.
The course will include the following content:
The Cardiac Anatomy in EP, Conduction System & Action Potentials, EGM Interpretation, Tachycardia Mechanisms, Pacing Maneuvers, Mechanisms of Arrhythmias, Biophysics of Ablation, Implanted Device Concepts, and 3D Mapping Concepts and Techniques. Biosense Webster and Abbott will conduct training on their mapping systems as well as review case studies.
This program is geared toward anyone who would like to gain knowledge in the EP space.