Overview

Highly qualified PrepMD faculty designed this course to help you test your knowledge in Cardiac Electrophysiology in preparation for the June 3, 2020 IBHRE® CEPS exam. Assess core competencies of cardiac EP as applied to your role with cardiac arrhythmias, ablation, and electrophysiology studies.

  • 200+ advanced test questions with detailed explanations and links to additional resources

  • Questions ranging from areas of fundamental understanding to concepts requiring analysis of multiple factors.

  • Test taking tips and advice on how best to utilize your study and testing time

  • Bonus: Videos with reviews of basic electrophysiology concepts

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Practice Questions

    • Invasive EP (13%): Baseline Assessments, Methods of Recording/Evaluation, Stim Protocols, ECG Morphology during Pacing, Eval of Arrhythmia

    • Basic EP (13%): Anatomy of Conduction System, Action Potential, Abnormalities, Mechanisms of Arrhythmia's

    • Clinical EP (10%): Assessment, Evaluation of Arrhythmia, Indications, Contraindications for EP Study

    • Mapping Techniques (10%): Indications, Procedural Considerations, Methods, Novel Mapping Techniques

    • Electrocardiography (8%): Normal ECG, TEE, Recognition of Arrhythmia, ECG Abnormalities, Recognition of Paced ECG's

    • Clinical Assessment (8%): History, Cardiac Physical Exam, Noninvasive Dx Tests and Eval, Inherited Syndromes and Channelopathies

    • Therapeutic Modalities (6%): Pharmacotherapy, Device Therapy, Catheter Ablation, Surgical Therapy

    • Implantable Devices (6%): Pacemaker Modes, Timing Cycles, Indications for Devices, Device Based Testing, Implant Troubleshooting, Recognition of Device Problems, EMI, MRI, Remote Monitoring, Lead Extraction, Implant Techniques

    • Radiology (5%): Interpretation of Implanted Devices, Clinical Symptoms/ Diagnosis and Catheter Positions

    • Lab Procedure (5%): Lab Supplies, Patient Prep, Cath Techniques, Recording Techniques, Risks and Complications, Informed Consent

    • Safety (5%): Infection Control, Sterile Technique, Radiation Safety, Electrical Safety, Drug Interactions, Device Interactions, Recalls

    • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology (4%): Anatomy, Hemodynamics

    • Fundamentals of Electronics (2%): Units of Measurement, Relationships of Measurements, Signal Concepts, Electronic Circuitry, Filter Settings

    • Pharmacology (2%): Types of drugs, CV responses, Phamacokinetics

    • Conscious Sedation (2%): IV Sedation in EP Lab

    • Research Methodology and Interpretation (1%)

  • 3

    EP Review

    • Intro to EGMs of the EP Study

    • EP Study Interval Measurements

    • Programmed Electrical Stimulation (PES)

    • Refractory Periods

    • Pharma

  • 4

    Next steps

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Course Lead

Manager of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Eliza Peters, CCDS, CEPS

Eliza is dual IBHRE® certified - Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS) and Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS). She has over 9 years of medical sales experience. As a Senior Sales Representative at Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical), she worked in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device Management space supporting, mentoring and training new hires on electroanatomical mappings cases and device implants. Eliza provided 3D mapping support for over 2,500 procedures, and over 1,100 CIED implants during her career. Eliza manages cardiac electrophysiology instruction, including corporate training on advanced 3D mapping concepts.

Supporting Faculty

Over 250 years combined health care and medical device company experience

Greg Lisi, CCDS, CEPS

Program Director

Harvard University, U.S. Army
Greg has over 18 years of experience in Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) arena. As a Regional Manager with Boston Scientific, he hired and trained a team of sales and clinical representatives while maintaining his own business. He has mentored and developed both sales and clinical reps as they have begun their own careers. Prior to industry, Greg served as a Military Intelligence Officer with the U.S. Army. During eight years of active duty, he served in a variety of key leadership, strategic planning and operations roles. He has extensive experience in planning, directing, and supervising sophisticated training in complex and fast-moving environments.

Susan Stamatis, RN, BSN

Clinical Applications Manager, Faculty

Salve Regina University
Susan has a combined 39 years in cardiology doing a variety of clinical roles such as Assistant Nurse Manager of a Coronary Care Unit and Department Manager in a Device Clinic overseeing the care of 1000+ patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. She also has 25 years of experience in the Cardiac Device Industry working for companies such a Datascope (Maquet) and Boston Scientific. She began her medical device career as a clinical specialist, and was promoted to clinical regional manger and sales representative roles. She is uniquely qualified to teach PrepMD students clinical as well a technical applications of CRM therapy.

Matt Wilson, CCDS

Director of Staffing & Remote Monitoring, Faculty

West Point Military Academy
Matt brings 10 years of experience in the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) industry to his role at PrepMD. As an IBHRE®-Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) senior sales representative with Boston Scientific, he managed a successful sales team in the New York City area. Matt is the Director of PrepMD’s contract staffing services division while managing the placement activities and coaching PrepMD students from a professional development standpoint. Prior to industry, Matt served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He trained and led infantry units while deployed to Iraq, responsible for planning and coordinating joint coalition combat missions.

Eliza Peters, CCDS, CEPS, IBHRE Ambassador

Manager of Cardiac EP, Faculty

University of Missouri
Eliza is dual IBHRE® certified - Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS) and Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS). She has over 9 years of medical sales experience. As a Senior Sales Representative at Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical), she worked in the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device Management space supporting, mentoring and training new hires on electroanatomical mappings cases and device implants. Eliza provided 3D mapping support for over 2,500 procedures, and over 1,100 CIED implants during her career. Eliza manages cardiac electrophysiology instruction, including corporate training on advanced 3D mapping concepts.

Kate Peucker, CCDS

Manager of Educational Development, Faculty

Tulane University
Kate is an IBHRE®-Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) with several years of experience in the CRM industry. As a clinical specialist for Biotronik, Kate covered major medical centers across New England, trained new employees, and managed her team’s daily schedule. Kate has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She is also a former PrepMD student and Academic Achievement Award winner. Her time at PrepMD combined with her experiences in the field give Kate a unique perspective on how to begin a career in the medical device industry.

Dan Freney, CCDS

CRM Instructor, Faculty

Northeastern University, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing
Dan is a registered nurse and an IBHRE®-Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS) with 34 years of experience in healthcare and the medical device industry. As a former corporate trainer for Boston Scientific, Dan played a key role in the development of simulated implant training for the CRM industry and trained over 1000 division field sales reps. His experience in the cardiac surgical unit and cardiac catheter lab at Boston Medical Center provides a tremendous resource to our students.

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