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Online Training Courses

The online training courses are listed below for your review. The courses are numbered to provide a suggested order for self-study.

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01. Welcome to the EP Lab

This course will explore, the techniques and equipment used during an EP study through an interactive module, self-guided learning assessment, and knowledge check.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • The main procedure types in the EP lab setting.
  • The EP lab team and their roles during the procedure.
  • The clinical procedural workflow, from access to ablation.
  • The different functions of the EP lab equipment.
Course Duration: 1 hour
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

02. Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology

These interactive reading chapters cover basic cardiac function, including anatomy, hemodynamics, and cardiac physiology. The readings are accompanied by a porcine cardiac dissection guide to better understand cardiac anatomy. In the course, the learner will explore the epicardium of the heart as well as the endocardium of each chamber. This will review major cardiac arteries and veins, structures significant to EP procedures, how different cardiac structures affect the electrical activation of the heart, and more.

Course Duration: 2-3 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

03. Cardiac Imaging

This interactive module covers basic cardiac imaging as seen in the EP lab through modalities such as x-ray, ultrasound, and mapping. Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in the lab setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • The main cardiac imaging modalities used in the EP lab and their benefits.
  • The importance of cardiac imaging to recognize anatomical landmarks during procedures
  • The importance of cardiac imaging to help guide the physician in clinical decision process
Course Duration: 1-2 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

04. EP Fundamentals

This interactive course covers the basic concepts needed to understand an EP procedure.  Areas of focus include cardiac action potentials, EKG basics and troubleshooting, arrhythmia mechanisms, EGM basics, workflow for EP studies, basic pharmacology, and cardiac imaging.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in the lab setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

Course Duration: 3-4 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

05. The Basic EP Study

The pacing techniques and workflows during an EP study vary widely across procedure types, so this course focuses on the understanding of basic pacing protocols.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in the lab setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • How to setup the recording system for an EP study
  • The steps to a basic EP Study
  • How to conduct pacing measurements like threshold, SNRT, Wenckebach and refractory periods
  • Differential pacing maneuvers used throughout an EP Study
  • How to assess underlying mechanism through the results of EP Study
Course Duration: 3 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

06. EP Connectology

The connections made in each EP Lab vary based on the equipment available. This interactive course includes setup guides which will focus on basic connections needed to begin a case. The course also includes downloadable setup guides to help direct various system connection. At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • Essential connections needed to begin an EP Procedure
  • Proper setup for EP recording, mapping and ablation systems

 

Course Duration: 1.5 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

07. Biophysics of Ablation

The ablation techniques and workflows during an EP procedure vary based on procedure type. This interactive course and reading chapter will focus on the biophysics of ablation and ablation strategies.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in the lab setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • Concepts of ablation physics including tissue heating, tissue temp, catheter types, and monitoring
  • Proper setup for ablation equipment, EP recording & mapping system for EP cases.
Course Duration: 1.5 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

08. Arrhythmias: Atrial Fibrillation & Atrial Flutter

This course focuses on the underlying mechanisms of Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fibrillation to better understand the pacing maneuvers and ablation approaches for each rhythm.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in each arrhythmia setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • How to interpret EKG and EGMs specific to AFL and AF.
  • The various ablation strategies for each arrythmia.
  • Workflow for a transeptal procedure.
Course Duration: 3 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

09. Arrhythmias: Supraventricular Tachycardias

This course focuses on the underlying mechanisms of Atrioventricular Nodal Re-entrant Tachycardia, Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia, and Atrial Tachycardia to better understand the pacing maneuvers and ablation approaches for each rhythm.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in each arrhythmia setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • How to interpret EKG and EGMs specific to AVNRT, AVRT, and AT
  • The various ablation strategies for each arrythmia
Course Duration: 3 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

10. Arrhythmias: Ventricular Tachycardias

This course focuses on the underlying mechanisms of Ventricular Tachycardia and Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) to better understand the pacing maneuvers for each rhythm.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks. The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in each arrhythmia setting. In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • How to interpret EKG and EGMs specific to VT and PVCs
  • The various pacing strategies for each arrythmia
Course Duration: 3 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

11. Differential Diagnosis Pacing

The pacing techniques and workflows during an EP study vary widely across procedure types, so this course explains advanced pacing maneuvers utilized in the differentiation of supraventricular arrhythmias.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted with knowledge checks.  The learner will also be able to download an assessment for direct application in the lab setting.  In addition, there will be a quiz to test overall knowledge.   

At the end of this module, attendees will better understand:

  • The observable characteristics of supraventricular tachycardias.
  • The diagnostic pacing maneuvers utilized during supraventricular diagnosis.
  • A guide to different SVT diagnosis.
Course Duration: 3 hours
Intended For: Cardiology and Electrophysiology Allied Health Professionals

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