Medline ReNewal launches continuing education series for cardiac electrophysiology lab clinicians
CE series provides critical education as demand for cardiac ep clinicians rises
By Medline Newsroom Staff | August 23, 2021
By 2050, it is projected that more than 5.6 million people in the U.S. will be affected by atrial fibrillation, but less than half of the hospitals in the U.S. today offer electrophysiology (EP) services. Once considered a mainstay in the cardiac EP lab of a hospital, the employee landscape is now evolving as the pandemic caused many leading cardiac EP clinicians to become traveling clinicians.
To make continuing education (CE) more convenient, Medline ReNewal has developed a course series to help cardiac EP clinicians learn more about the fundamentals of cardiac EP lab procedures. Available through Medline, the courses are led and created by Angela Massen, senior clinical EP sales specialist at Medline ReNewal and a registered cardiovascular electrophysiology specialist (RCES) with 14 years of experience in the EP Lab.
“Cardiac EP clinicians are vital to healthcare and as the industry continues to shift due to dynamic forces like COVID-19 and staffing shortages, access to educational resources are needed to meet the continuing education needs of clinicians,” says Angela Massen, RCES, senior clinical EP sales specialist at Medline. ”Medline ReNewal has deep experience working in the cardiac EP lab and our course offering reflects our in-depth knowledge of the needs of cardiac EP clinicians.”
Offered free of charge through Medline, the three courses include:
- Cardiac EP Fundamentals: This course provides students with an opportunity to earn two continuing education units and covers Cardiac EP basics, including electrograms, arrhythmias, ablation, pharmacology, and pacing protocols.
- Cardiac EP Technical Education: This program gives participants access to in-depth advanced cardiac EP education, covering arrhythmias, ultrasound basics, basic intracardiac echo (ICE), carto connections, mapping basics, and troubleshooting.
- Basic Ultrasound Education: This program covers the ultrasound basics of ICE, including ultrasound basics, ICE basics, troubleshooting, and knobology.
“Cardiac EP lab clinicians are at the cutting edge of healthcare and with a lack of readily available courses, continuing education can be a challenge,” Massen continued. “Our course provides an easy to use resource created through the lens of the cardiac EP lab clinicians, so the learning is instantly applicable on the job.”
Register for Medline University to access the Cardiac EP Fundamentals course at Medline University Cardiac EP Fundamentals.
Contact Medline ReNewal to learn more about their Cardiac EP Technical Education and Basic Ultrasound Education courses here: ReNewalEducation@medline.com.