More than 25 sessions have been specifically designed for allied professionals. The Heart Rhythm 2016 Mobile App makes it easy to find these sessions. Allied professionals can also chose from three AP Forums. All three of these six-hour forums start at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
AP01 – Allied Professionals Forum I: Contemporary Concepts for the Management of Cardiac Rhythm Device Patients: This session highlights timely topics in the management of CIEDs. Content spans novice to expert and promotes optimal patient outcomes and transformational heart rhythm care.
- Programming Considerations for Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Arrhythmias
- Avoiding Parameter Interactions in Pacemaker Programming
- CIED Management Considerations for the Pediatric and Adolescent Congenital Heart Disease Patient
- Your Patient Received an ICD Shock: VT, SVT, What to do Next?
- CRT: Basic Assessment, Troubleshooting and Programming Techniques
- Dealing with Symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and PTSD in the Device Clinic: What is Available to Help Your ICD Patient?
- Lead Management: Lessons in Lead Selection, Monitoring and Extraction
- Developing a Standardized Approach to Interrogation and Interpretation of Device Diagnostics and Lead Trends
- Why We Need to Offer Remote Monitoring to All CIED Patients
- The Growing Role of Big Data in Heart Rhythm Care: Leveraging Technology for Population Health Management
- The Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Indications, Monitoring and Patient Adherence
- Increasing the Signal to Noise Ratio: Optimized ILR Programming Based on Patient Symptom Profile
- Interesting Case Studies from the Front Line: Pacemakers and ILRs
- Interesting Case Studies from the Front Line: ICDs and CRT-Ds
Chairs: Robin A. Leahy, RN, BSN, FHRS, CCDS, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC, and Scott Kruchan, RN, BSN, CCDS. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
AP02 – Allied Professionals Forum II: Review of Basic to Complex Fundamental Concepts in the Electrophysiology Laboratory: Attendees will review a spectrum of basic and complex fundamental concepts with a focus on care within the electrophysiology laboratory.
- Basic EP: Action Potential, Ions, and Arrhythmia Mechanisms
- Assessment of Cardiac Anatomy in the EP Lab: Utilization of Fluoroscopy and ICE
- Pre-Procedure Utilization of 12-Lead ECG
- Fundamentals of SVT Discrimination and Ablation
- Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter: Ablation Strategies and Outcomes
- Idiopathic PVC/VT in the EP Lab: Mapping, Ablation, and Important Caveats
- Scar Related VT: Review of Physiology and Mapping/Ablation Strategies
- Lessons Learned After 20 Years of Epicardial Mapping and Ablation
- Incidence, Diagnosis and Management of Procedural Complications
- Biophysics of Ablation: Radiofrequency, Cryotherapy, and Emerging Therapies
- Case: SVT Unknown
- Case: Post-PVI Atrial Flutter
- Case: Idiopathic PVC
- Case: Scar Related VT
Chairs: Cory M. Tschabrunn, CEPS, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, and Christine C. Chiu-Man, MS, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada.
AP03 – Allied Professional Forum III: Device, Ablations, and Everything Else! Evidence Based Care for the Advanced Practice Clinician: This forum will focus on aspects of clinical management of arrhythmia patients targeted to the advanced care providers in various situations, including EP labs and inpatient and outpatient setting.
- Risk Factor Modification to Improve AF Ablation Outcomes and Reduce Complications
- ECG, History and Physical Exam — Getting Your Patient Ready for PVC/ VT Ablation
- What Can the Pharm.D. Teach Us About Antiarrhythmic Drug Treatment: Common and Uncommon Interactions to Consider
- Stroke Prevention in AF – How to Choose the Best Treatment For Your Patient
- How Remote Monitoring Can Improve Patient Outcomes. What Needs to Happen?
- Which Monitor is Right for Your Patient: Everything from Holters to ILRs
- Genetics: Who to Test and Who Not to Test? What to Do with the Results?
- How to Turn CRT Non-Responders into Responders
- Sorting Out Bradyarrhythmias – Who Needs a Pacemaker and What is the Appropriate Device Choice?
- What Does the EP Advanced Practice Clinician Need to Know about HF? New Drugs, Guideline Directed Treatment, and When To Call For Help!
- Adults with Congenital Heart Disease – A Growing Population with Heart Rhythm Disorders
- Pacemaker/ ICD Case Challenges
- Clinical EP Case Challenges
- Complex VT RFA to Reduce Shocks – Case Challenges
Chairs: Erica S. Zado, PA-C, FHRS. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,
and Jill L. Repoley, MSN, NP, FHRS, CCDS, CEPS. The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, PA, will lead this session.
Allied Professional Lounge
Wednesday-Friday, May 4 – 6 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 | 8 a.m. – noon
Take time between sessions to connect with colleagues, plan your day, or just relax. The Allied Professional Lounge, located in Hall D, Moscone North, also invites member and non-member allied professionals to enjoy informal talks from the Heart Rhythm Society and Medtronic.
Sponsored by Medtronic
SP02: Allied Professionals: Networking and Highlights
Wednesday, 7 – 7:45 a.m.
Room 134, Moscone North
While designed for first-time participants, seasoned attendees also are encouraged to attend for networking and updates. This session reviews the overall AP program for HRS.
Allied Community of Practice Networking Breakfast
Thursday, 7 – 8 a.m.
Room 120, Moscone South.
The Allied Professional Community of Practice welcomes current and prospective members to network with leaders and community members while learning about ongoing activities, available opportunities, and plans to develop regional educational programs for allied professionals. Continental breakfast will be served on a first-come first-served basis.
Allied Professionals: Networking Luncheons
Make the most of every minute at Heart Rhythm 2016 with these lunch-and-learn sessions just for allied professionals. Join your colleagues for one or both of these luncheons.
SP14: Who Are the New Team Members and What Is Their Value?
Thursday, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Room 121, Moscone South.
This session will review the varied “new” team members who give important contributions to heart rhythm care. The various roles of genetics counselor, psychologist, pharmacist and administrator will be discussed.
SP25: New Paradigms of Practice and Novel Ways to Treat Patients – Expanding Our Role!
Friday, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Room 121, Moscone South.
Following short presentations, this session will include captivating discussions highlighting new ways allied professionals can treat patients.