Index
Ep Defined | Getting Started | Working in the EP Lab
Right Atrium | Right Ventricle | Left Atrium | Left Ventricule | Cardiac Conduction | Cardiac Cell Properties | Action Potential | Sympathetic or Not | Med Page
Electrograms Defined | Recording Modes | Electrode Spacing | Filters | EGM Interpretation | Arrhythmia Analysis
The Physical Lab | Tools of the Trade
Setting Up | Catheter Placement | Baseline Measurement | SNRT | Conduction Study | Arrhythmia Induction | Pacing Protocols | Ablation | Tilt Table | Secrets to Success
Bradycardia | Atrial Tach | Atrial Flutter | Atrial Fibrillation | AVNRT | AVRT | Ventricular Tachycardia
Surface ECG's | Intracardiac Questions | Med Challenge | Advanced

The EP Lab - EP Education

So Valuable a Resource, So Difficult to Find

           As mentioned previously in this web site, EP Education is a difficult commodity to find. The driving force behind the creation of The EP Lab was to provide anyone who was interested in learning about this field of medicine a foundation upon which to grow. It is a sad commentary that a field that is this steeped in the advanced sciences of physiology, mathematics, electronical engineering as well as both computer hardware and software is not supported more actively by the companies who sell products related to this field. It seems to me that medical industry would benefit from teaching the people who operate their devices the basic principals behind the function of these systems. This would, in my own opinion, benefit both the company providing the education and the Allied Professionals recieving instruction. After all, most industry professionals are hired from the pool of Allied Professionals. Any efforts placed into education for this group would be returned in a willingness to use the product and the potential of finding well educated new hires.

          While EP education remains difficult to find, there are some programs available for the Allied Professionals to learn EP. I have listed those that I am aware of here. If you know of a course that is not mentioned here and would like to share it, please let me know by clicking here.

The Carnegie Institute - Located in Troy Michigan, just outside Detroit, the Carnegie Institute is the only formal school that has a dedicated program for Cardiac Electrophysiology Technicians. I have worked with graduates from this program and I am impressed by their knowledge and capabilities. If you are looking for a start to finish program, I would recommend that you visit this web site.

South Atlantic Society of Electrophysiology for Allied Professionals - The SASEAP has been providing EP education annually for the past 14 years. Each September they have a two and a half day conference for EP Education.

 The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute - Located in Austin Texas, TCAI works to promote and provide EP Education. Courses range from Basic EP, 3D Mapping Workshops and classes on how to run different equipment found in the lab through AFib Conferences(Including live case observations) for Physicians.

Order and Disorder in the Cardiac Rhythm - Developed and run by Dr. Kriegh Moulton, Order and Disorder provides services from EP Education to EP Consulting.

The Cardiac ElectroPhysiology Institute of Australasia (CEPIA) - Directed by Jason Riley, the CEPIA is an independent organization providing education and training of medical professionals in cardiac electrophysiology in Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific. Using up-to-the-minute lectures, relevant hands-on sessions and academically rigorous exams, CEPIA strives to provide the ultimate teaching programs and to set the industry benchmark for educational qualifications. This site looks very impressive and the course work is among the most comprehensive I have been able to find to date. Online Education is also available.

 

 

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