Course curriculum

  • 1

    Basic Electrophysiology of the Heart and the Electrical Conduction System

    • Learning Objectives

    • EP Basics

    • EP Basics: Knowledge Check

    • Electrical Conduction System

    • Electrical Conduction System: Knowledge Check

  • 2

    Fundamentals of the ECG and Rhythm Interpretation

    • Learning Objectives

    • ECG Basics

    • ECG Basics: Knowledge Check

    • Analyzing the ECG Rhythm Strip: Step 1

    • Analyzing the ECG Rhythm Strip: Step 1: Knowledge Check

    • Analyzing the ECG Rhythm Strip: Steps 2-5

    • Analyzing the ECG Rhythm Strip: Steps 2-5: Knowledge Check

  • 3

    Sinus Rhythms

    • Learning Objectives

    • Normal Sinus Rhythm

    • Normal Sinus Rhythm: Knowledge Check

    • Sinus Tachycardia and Sinus Bradycardia

    • Sinus Tachycardia and Sinus Bradycardia: Knowledge Check

    • Sinus Arrhythmia, Sinus Pauses, and Summary of Sinus Rhythms

    • Sinus Arrhythmia, Sinus Pauses, and Summary of Sinus Rhythms: Knowledge Check

  • 4

    Atrial Rhythms

    • Learning Objectives

    • Premature Atrial Contractions (PACs)

    • Premature Atrial Contractions (PACs): Knowledge Check

    • Supraventricular Tachycardias

    • Supraventricular Tachycardias: Knowledge Check

  • 5

    Ventricular Rhythms

    • Learning Objectives

    • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)

    • Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs): Knowledge Check

    • Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation and Idioventricular Rhythms

    • Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation and Idioventricular Rhythms: Knowledge Check

  • 6

    Junctional Rhythms

    • Learning Objectives

    • Basics of Junctional Rhythms

    • Basics of Junctional Rhythms: Knowledge Check

  • 7

    AV Block

    • Learning Objectives

    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree AV Block

    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree AV Block: Knowledge Check

  • 8

    ECGs: Putting it All Together

    • Learning Objectives

    • A Review of ECGs

Course Lead

Manager of Educational Development

Kate Peucker, CCDS

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.

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.

Visit prepmd.com to learn about PrepMD training, staffing and remote monitoring solutions

Learn more