Overview

The Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Pathway begins with foundational lessons in anatomy and rhythm analysis and progresses all the way to advanced concepts and virtual clinical rotations. Whether you are transitioning from an adjacent field or starting fresh or simply strengthening your knowledge, by the end of this package you will build a strong conceptual and practical understanding of cardioverter implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and ICDs and corresponding therapies. Learn through a variety of modalities, including Video Lessons and their accompanying Knowledge Checks, Checkpoints that highlight key concepts, Postcard Puzzles to improve visual memory, 3D interactive Virtual Tours, and Milestones that allow you to assess your comprehension and critical thinking for the entire course.

  • Cardiac anatomy and physiology: mechanical and electrical function (Bundle 1)

  • Step by step rhythm strip analysis and introduction to the 12 lead ECG (Bundle 1)

  • Brady therapy: pacemaker operation, paced rhythm analysis, and common troubleshooting scenarios (Bundle 1)

  • Sudden cardiac death, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and the fundamentals of tachy therapy (Bundle 1)

  • Heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and the challenges of biventricular capture (Bundle 1)

  • Role of the device rep in a CIED implant including procedural specifics (Bundle 2)

  • Step by step device follow up and advanced device programming (Bundle 2)

  • Advanced troubleshooting scenarios and long-term patient management (Bundle 2)

  • Virtual programmer and PSA practice (Bundle 2)

  • Simulated common case scenarios and interactive recordings of CRM cases (Bundle 2)

Product Lead

Global Product Manager

Fran Moriarty

Fran has over 8 years of Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology medical device industry experience. He has held clinical engineering, sales, and territory management roles with companies such as Boston Scientific, Biotronik, and CardioFocus. His responsibilities included business development, key account management, product commercialization, and clinical trial operations, in addition to covering thousands of cardiac procedures and device clinics. A former student at PrepMD, Fran brings special insight to his role developing new product offerings and shaping marketing strategies.

Supporting Team

Over 250 years combined health care and medical device company experience

Greg Lisi, CCDS, CEPS

Executive VP of Operations

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.

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.

Fran Moriarty

Manager of Marketing, Faculty

University of Vermont, Saint Anselm College
Fran has over 8 years of Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology medical device industry experience. He has held clinical engineering, sales, and territory management roles with companies such as Boston Scientific, Biotronik, and CardioFocus. His responsibilities included business development, key account management, product commercialization, and clinical trial operations, in addition to covering thousands of cardiac procedures and device clinics. A former student at PrepMD, Fran brings special insight to his role developing new product offerings and shaping marketing strategies.

Katie Reddy

Manager of PrepMD Professionals, Faculty

University of Connecticut
Katie has 14 years of medical device industry experience in clinical, sales, marketing and management roles for Meditech, Eli Lilly and Boston Scientific. Katie played a key national and international role in the clinical training and commercial launch of the first FDA approved Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. As a Territory Manager with Boston Scientific, Katie helped launch a new Left Atrial Appendage Closure program in over 30 hospitals across the Northeast. As a Principal Product Marketing Manager with Boston Scientific, Katie introduced digital health solutions to hospitals nationwide.

Pricing

PrepMD Passport Series CRM Pathway is priced at $7,500 and is offered in two bundles. Sign up for 5 month access to the first bundle for $4,500. Once you complete this bundle, you will be able to sign up for 5 month access to the second bundle for $3,000.

Additional Learning and Career Placement Opportunities through PrepMD Professionals LLC

  • Workshops

    Complete the Pathway Bundles to be able to sign up for hands-on workshops and take proficiency assessment in Boston: $2,000 for a 2-day intensive workshop, $3,000 for a 1-week intensive workshop or $10,000 for a 1-month workshop

  • Certificates

    Receive a Certificate of Completion from PrepMD after completing the online package, and a Certificate of Proficiency from PrepMD Professionals after passing the Proficiency Assessment at the end of an in-person workshop.

  • Placement

    Interview with PrepMD Professionals, our placement & staffing company, after successfully passing the Proficiency Assessment and potentially receive access to career placement and professional development resources.

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