Jeanne E. Poole, MD, FHRS,Chair, Education Programs and Services Subcommittee
HRS is proud to announce the launch of the Electrophysiology Learning Pathways on the HRS Learning Center.
These pathways provide a convenient portal for health care providers to find presentations addressing topics of current interest to practicing electrophysiologists, allied health professionals, and fellows-in-training. Presentations and materials address important aspects of electrophysiology, with a special focus on practical approaches to many topics. A variety of different types of presentations are used to cover the breadth of both basic and cutting-edge subjects.
The topics have been selected based on discussions of the Education Program and Services Subcommittee, comprised of electrophysiologists and allied health professionals who considered the content, presentation format and faculty to obtain the highest possible quality content.
The learning pathways are organized into four primary topics: EP technology, catheter ablation, cardiac implantable electronic devices and clinical EP. Each pathway includes didactic summaries, case studies and “how-to’s” produced as narrated videos or slide decks. The “how-to” presentations focus on specific skills or techniques used in common and complex electrophysiology procedures. These should be particularly useful for fellows-in-training, as well as practicing physicians wanting to review specific techniques. The pathways also include links to related educational products such as guidelines/consensus documents, prior educational productions, and selected presentations from Scientific Sessions. The learner may choose to view individual presentations or view the entire pathway around a single theme or topic depending on their needs and time available.
The current learning pathways include a series of narrated videos describing the implantation of the novel subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator and a set of narrated video presentations discussing barriers to anticoagulation, including use of the new target specific anticoagulation medications. Additional pathways will focus on AF ablation technologies, VT ablation, challenges in CRT, and clinical management controversies in AF.
We encourage all attendees to explore the HRS Learning Center, at education.hrsonline.org, and make it your “one-stop shopping” site for the most up-to-date reviews of cutting-edge topics.