Our curriculum starts with the basics of anatomy and the conduction system, designed to give the beginning learner the perspective of physiology and an understanding of how arrhythmias affect the circulatory system. We progress to fundamentals of action potential, mechanisms of activation and activation sequences before moving to catheter positioning and ECG / EGM layout.
Once the foundation is set, we move to more advanced subjects such as EGM rhythm recognition and baseline measurements. From there we do a deep dive into both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias and finally have advanced subjects such as stimulation protocols and radio-frequency ablation.
Our third and final course covers pacemaking topics and applications such as lead technology overviews, capture, sensing and threshold testing and advanced laser lead extraction.
EGM Storyboards are designed to prepare the advanced learner for their IBHRE certification. It demonstrates how to calculate the Sinus Node Recovery Time, how to know if you have Wenckebach, how to calculate various effective refractory periods, before advancing to differential diagnosis methods of Atrial Tachycardia, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, AVNRT, AVRT and Ventricular Tachycardia.