Overview

Highly qualified PrepMD faculty designed this course to help you test your knowledge in Cardiac Electrophysiology in preparation for the 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

    • SVT Differentials

  • 4

    Next steps

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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.

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.

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