EP Program for Allied Health Professionals

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.

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 and a tablet loaded with all of the PowerPoint slides. Attendees are responsible for housing, meals and transportation.

Course Agenda:

Day 1
8:30-9:30       Introductions – Tablet Instructions – Kimber & Staff
9:30-10:30    The Cardiac Conduction System 
10:30-11:30   Underlying EP Principles & Tachycardia Mechanisms 
11:30-1:00     Lunch with Faculty
1:00-2:00       Action Potentials and Ion Channels 
2:00-3:00       Entrainment & Differential Pacing Maneuvers 
3:00-4:00       EP Terms 

Day 2
8:30-9:30       Atrial Fibrillation Original (Part I) 
9:30-10:30     Atrial Fibrillation Original (Part II) 
10:30-11:30   Cardiac Mapping 
11:30-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00       Physics of Ablation (Rf, Cryo & Alternate Energies) & Ablation Procedures 
2:00-3:00       Visual Guide to EP (Part I) 
3:00-4:00       HIS, Selective HIS and Bachmann’s Bundle Pacing 

Day 3
8:30-9:30      Reentrant Tachycardias (Bypass Tracts, AVNRT) 
9:30-10:30    Reentrant Tachycardias (Atrial Flutter, A-Fib & VT)
10:30-11:30  EP IEGM’s 
11:30-1:00    Lunch
1:00-2:00     Device Implants 
2:00-3:00     Visual Guide to EP (Part II) 
3:00-4:00     VT 

Day 4
8:30-11:30   BWI Carto III Mapping System
1:00 - 4:00   Abbott Precision Mapping System

 
 
Next Class: February 18 - 21, 2019
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm
 

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