EP Program for Allied Health Professionals

Instructors

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

Steph Jasa

Steph Jasa

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.

Joe Giron

Joe Giron

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.

EP for the Allied Health Professional is a 4 day program that will give Allied Professionals the fundamentals/foundation of Electrophysiology. The course will include the following content: The Cardiac Conduction System, EP Principles, Tachycardia Mechanisms, Action Potential, Ion Channels, Entrainment, Differential Pacing Maneuvers, Atrial Fib, Cardiac Mapping, Physics of Ablation, HIS, Selective HIS Bachmann’s Bundle Pacing, Reentrant Tachycardias: Bypass Tracts, AVNRT, Atrial Flutter, A-Fib, VT, EP IEGM’s. 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.

Tuition Cost: The cost of the course is $1,250.00 which includes a textbook. Attendees are responsible for housing, meals and transportation.

Course Agenda:

Day 1- Laying the Foundation
8:30-9:30       Welcome & Introductions
9:30-10:30     Anatomy 
10:30-11:30   Cardiac Conduction System 
11:30-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00       Action Potentials
2:00-3:00       ECGs & Basic 12-Lead 
3:00-4:30       Intro to EP Diagnostic Procedures

Day 2 - EP Basics
8:30-9:30       Intro to EGMs
9:30-10:30     Baseline Measurements
10:30-11:30   Diagnostic Stimulation Protocols
11:30-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:30       EGM Measurement Practice
2:30-4:00       EP Principles and Tachycardia Mechanisms

Day 3 - Rhythms
8:30-10:00     Atrial Fibrillation
10:00-11:30   Focal Tachycardias
11:30-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:30      Reentrant Tachycardias
2:30-3:30      Ischemic VT
3:00-4:00      Biophysica of Ablation

Day 4
8:30-9:30     Device Implants
9:30-10:30   His Bundle Pacing
10:30-11:30  Intro to Mapping Principles
11:30-1:00    Lunch
1:00 -2:30    CARTO®3 Mapping System Review and Connectology
2:30-4:00     Abbott EnSite Precision™ Mapping System Review and Connectology
4:00-4:30     Review & Closing

 
 
Upcoming Classes:
October 1 - 4, 2019
 
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
 

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