Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology
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Electrophysiology (EP) is an emerging healthcare science and therapy. EP is a subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on diagnosing and treating cardiac arrhythmias. The cardiac electrophysiology technologist may come from a variety of allied health professionals (RT, RN, CVT, EMT, RRT and PA), assists an EP cardiologist during diagnostic and invasive procedures including programmed electrical stimulation, sterile scrub technique, electro-anatomical 3D mapping, catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias and device implantation for cardiac rhythm management such as pacemakers and other advanced implantable devices.
Cardiac Electrophysiology Program
Students in the cardiac electrophysiology technology program will learn EP theory, principles, and various techniques, and will be educated to utilize the latest advancements in EP Equipment technology and cardiac rhythm management. Students will obtain approximately 880 clinical hours by rotating to several clinical sites while in the program. The Associate of Science and certificate programs are each 12 months long, and clinical sites can be selected at the students request. The A.S. degree is a face to face program that with some online coursework, while the certificiate program is tailored with the working professional in mind, and clinical hours can be accrued if the student is working in an established EP/Rhythm Management lab. This program will prepare students for RCES & IBHRE Certifications.
Graduates of the CEPT program will be qualified for employment with not just acute care hospital CCL/EP labs, but also hospital or physician rhythm management clinics, clinical support, and sales positions with various bio-technology companies. The development of this program is in direct response to the needs expressed by hospitals, physicians, and bio-technology companies to address the current demand for qualified EP allied health professionals to meet emerging challenges of the healthcare science and therapy of electrophysiology. Currently only 8-10% of patients in the US are being properly diagnosed and treated for atrial fibrillation, which is just one segment of EP patients.
Clinical Training and Essential Job Functions
Students will complete didactic coursework (57.5 quarter units for the AS and 53.5 for the certificate) and approximately 880 hours of clinical education in a cardiac cath lab/EP lab. Physical demands include lifting; carrying; bending; manipulation of equipment; patient assistance; walking and prolonged standing; the ability to read written orders, advanced computer systems screens, patent records, and equipment controls and the ability to communicate with patients, physicians and coworkers. Mental and emotional demands include critical decision making, interaction with patients of different ages, adn health conditions, maintaining patient confidentiality, and being able to work under pressure in stressful conditions.
To be eligible for admission, the applicant must complete a minimum of 39 quarter units (58.5 semester units) with a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher, submit official transcripts, three personal references, and admissions essay, observation time, and undergo an interview with program faculty. To remain in the program students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and adhere to the University and program's professional code of conduct.
State Regulations for Online Programs
The application window for this program is January 1 to July 31.
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Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda CA 92350
Alan Alipoon, BS, RCP, RRT
(909) 558-4932 or 800-422-4558-1-4 ask for Cardiopulmonary Sciences
(909) 558-4932 or 800-422-4558-1-4 ask for Cardiopulmonary