This year our annual conference will take place at:
University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center

June 20-21, 2016

Topics in: Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythms, 12 Lead ECG

The StartBeat Heart Institute, Topics in: Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythms, 12 Lead ECG provides a unique, interactive training module which through its Animated Heart technology helps you visualize what ‘s behind cardiac electrophysiology, heart rhythms, heart rhythm disturbances, 12 lead ECGs, heart blocks, bundle branch blocks, paced rhythms and more.

The Heart Institute two-day seminars is geared toward aiding health care professionals, of all levels of experience, gain knowledge through its unique visual technology, The Animated Heart.

The Animated Heart is a unique three dimensional, fully animated, visual teaching aide which allows participants to see the heart’s electrical conduction as it relates to the cardiac cycle, heart rhythms and ECGs. Participants are further engaged by utilizing an audience response system which promotes interaction between the speaker and fellow participants.

Designed for the visual learner. the more than 65% of the population who gain knowledge through watching and seeing. The brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Are you a visual learner? as a health care professional, you probably are and this course is for you.

Statement Of Need

The heart is one of our most important organs. Much of Cardiovascular Care depends on the early recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and 12 lead ECG findings. Electrophysiology can be challenging because it’s not something we can see. A lack of proficiency can result in inappropriate care delivery.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the anatomy of cardiac musculature, coronary arteries, mechanical structure, and conduction system of the heart.
  • Visualize the cardiac electrical conduction system of the heart.
  • Recognize atrial, junction, ventricular, and reentrant arrhythmias.
  • Differentiate between wave patterns and morphology of ischemia, injury, and infarction and non coronary syndrome causes of ST segment abnormalities.
  • Explain etiological differences between wide complex arrhythmias.
  • Correlate changes in myocardial insult with coronary artery occlusion.
  • Apply the pathophysiology of AV blocks and bundle branch blocks.
  • Establish a systematic approach to cardiac rhythm and 12 lead ECG interpretation.
  • Identify different types of pacemakers, their functionality, and why they are placed.

Evaluation

An activity evaluation form will be provided to attendees to evaluate each session and speakers presentation, as well as to identify future educational needs.

Target Audience

The conference is intended for Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Paramedics, Cardiac Technicians, Allied Health Professionals, and any health care professional or health care professional in-training who care for monitored patients or patients with cardiovascular conditions.

CME & CE Accreditation

CME and CE credits pending approval

Disclosure of financial relationships with any commercial interests:

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of TEAMHealth Institute Center to require that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest prior to the educational activity.

The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.  Faculty and planners who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.  For an individual with no relevant financial relationship(s), the participants must be informed that no conflicts of interest or financial relationship(s) exist.

ASRT Accreditation:

This activity is approved for 17 cat A+ credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists

EMS Accreditation:

14.5 credits from Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems.