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Core Concepts in Remote Monitoring 2024 Module 2: Clinic Management and Staffing
Description
This module contains sessions covering the following topics:

  • Establishing a Remote Monitoring Clinic
  • Training Remote Monitoring Clinic Staff
  • Remote Monitoring Clinic Workflows and Efficiencies
  • Systems Integration
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations in Remote Monitoring
Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the process of establishing a remote monitoring clinic.
  2. Identify workflows that are associated with successful remote monitoring clinics of varying sizes and structures.
  3. Compare efficiencies in remote monitoring clinics.
  4. Compare staff training models in different remote monitoring clinics.
  5. Review remote monitoring clinic systems.
  6. Understand how the IT systems are used in the clinic practice.
  7. Understand legal and ethical considerations that are specific to remote monitoring clinics.
Target Audience
This activity is designed for Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Registered Nurses, Cardiac Technicians/ Technologist/ Therapist/ Physiologist, Genetic Counselor, and other non-Physicians seeking a comprehensive overview of Remote Monitoring in the field of electrophysiology.
Course Planners
Wendy Boettcher, BSN, CRAT, RN, CCDS, CDRMS, UTHealth EPHeart Training Center | Clinical Educational Trainer 
Lynn M. Brewer, BS, CCDS, Penn Medicine/Lancaster General Health | Manager, EP & Pacing Services 
Brynn E. Dechert-Crooks, APN, FHRS, CCDS, C.S. Mott Children`s Hospital | Nurse Practitioner 
Jay Cullivan, BSN, RN, CCDS, Massachusetts General Hospital | CIED Clinic & Arrhythmia Remote Monitoring Manager 
Martha G. Ferrara, DNP, FNP, RN, FHRS, CCDS, White Plains Hospital | Nurse Practitioner
Aileen M. Ferrick, PhD, ACNP, RN, FHRS, White Plains Hospital EP | Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Researcher 
Rakesh Gopinathannair, MA, MD, FHRS, Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute | Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology 
Anthony D. Mercando, BSEE, MD, White Plains Hospital Physician Associates | Physician
Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS, Massachusetts General Hospital | Physician
Suneet Mittal, BA, MD, FHRS, The Valley Hospital | Director Electrophysiology Lab 
Andreas Pflaumer, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne | Pediatric Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist 
Carissa Rose Pistilli, MSN, The Valley Hospital | Nurse Practitioner 
Lynda E. Rosenfeld, MD, FHRS, Yale University School of Medicine | Emerita Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Stephanie Toth, ACNP, Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists/ Triangulate Health | Nurse Practitioner 
Faculty
Brynn E. Dechert-Crooks, APN, FHRS, CCDS 
C.S. Mott Children`s Hospital | Nurse Practitioner

Rakesh Gopinathannair, MA, MD, FHRS 
Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute | Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Sallie C. Gustafson, BSN, CCDS
Emory Healthcare | Senior Manager, Emory Cardiac Device Clinics

Amy Kleinhans, DNP, FHRS 
HonorHealth Cardiac Arrhythmia Group  | Nurse Practitioner

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, EP and Pacing Services  | Associate Dean Mayo Clinic School of Medicine 


Nancy A. Lee, RN, FHRS, CCDS 
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants  | Arrhythmia Device Specialist 

Renato Pietro Ricci, MD 
Cardio Arrhythmology Center | Professor

Bert Vandenberk, MD, PhD 
KU Leuven | Professor

Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS  
Geisinger Heart Institute  | Director, CCEP Fellowship 

Rebecca Yapejian, BS, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP, CCDS
Cardiac RMS, DOCS Health |  Associate Manager of CIED Operations, Nurse Practitioner 

The following Heart Rhythm Society Staff have nothing relevant to disclose: 

Gary Bird, PhD
Stephanie Colbert
Sarah K. Sailor, MFA
 


ACE Statements
Accreditation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians AMA Designation Statement
The Heart Rhythm Society designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Policy

Disclosure Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME)) that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. HRS adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which require that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including, but not limited to, planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company* within the 24 months prior to the disclosure.

 

Any individual who refuses to disclose financial relationships is disqualified from participating in HRS ACE-certified activities. Owners and employees of ACCME-defined ineligible companies may have no role in the planning or implementation of ACE activities without a special written exemption from the HRS Chief Learning Officer that will be granted only in specific circumstances that meet ACCME requirements.


ACCME Definition:

*An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Examples of such organizations include:

  • Advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies
  • Bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process
  • Compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds
  • Device manufacturers or distributors
  • Diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products
  • Growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements
  • Manufacturers of health-related wearable products
  • Pharmaceutical companies or distributors
  • Pharmacy benefit managers
  • Reagent manufacturers or sellers

 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

 

Content Validation Policy

The Heart Rhythm Society is committed to the provision of Accredited Continuing Education (formerly known as Continuing Medical Education (CME)) that is balanced, objective, and evidence based. HRS adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) which require that those individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity (including, but not limited to, planners, faculty, authors, committee members, content reviewers, editors, and staff) disclose all financial relationships with an ACCME-defined ineligible company within the 24 months prior to the disclosure.



The Heart Rhythm Society takes steps to assure its learners and the public that the content of certified activities is accurate and reliable. The following principles are applied to the process of validating CME content. The content is peer-reviewed to ensure the following:

Fair Balance - that content is balanced among various options available for treatment and not biased toward a particular product or manufacturer.

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Learning Objectives - that the educational content supports the learning objectives of the activity, and that the objectives stated for performance-in-practice are actionable and measurable.

Omissions - that no seminal studies, data, or best evidence are missing.

Faculty Disclosures

Faculty


Brynn E. Dechert-Crooks, APN, FHRS, CCDS 
C.S. Mott Children`s Hospital | Nurse Practitioner
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Rakesh Gopinathannair, MA, MD, FHRS 
Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute | Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Membership on Advisory Committees: Pacemate, AltaThera Pharmaceuticals, Heart Rhythm Society
Honoraria, Speaking and Teaching: Abbott

Sallie C. Gustafson, BSN, CCDS
Emory Healthcare | Senior Manager, Emory Cardiac Device Clinics
Membership on Advisory Committees: Medtronic, Inc.
Honoraria, Speaking and Teaching: Medaxiom

Amy Kleinhans, DNP, FHRS 
HonorHealth Cardiac Arrhythmia Group  | Nurse Practitioner
Honoraria, Speaking and Teaching: Abbott Medical, Impulse Dynamics USA, CVRx Inc.

Fred M. Kusumoto, MD, FHRS
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, EP and Pacing Services  | Associate Dean Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Nancy A. Lee, RN, FHRS, CCDS 
Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants  | Arrhythmia Device Specialist 
Honoraria, Speaking and Consulting: Medtronic, Inc., Biotronik
Speaker's Bureau: Mediasphere Medical

Renato Pietro Ricci, MD 
Cardio Arrhythmology Center | Professor
Honoraria, Speaking and Consulting: Abbott Dompe Farmaceutici s.p.a.

Bert Vandenberk, MD, PhD 
KU Leuven | Professor
Nothing relevant to disclose.

Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman, MD, FHRS  
Geisinger Heart Institute  | Director, CCEP Fellowship
Honoraria, Speaking and Teaching: Biotronik, Boston Scientific, Medtronic
Research: Medtronic
Honoraria, Speaking and Consulting: Abbott Medical, Abbott
Fellowship Support: Medtronic

Rebecca Yapejian, BS, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP, CCDS
Cardiac RMS, DOCS Health |  Associate Manager of CIED Operations, Nurse Practitioner
Honoraria, Speaking, and Consulting: Pacemate
Salary for Employment: Pacemate


Course Planners


Wendy Boettcher, BSN, CRAT, RN, CCDS, CDRMS
Nothing relevant to disclose.


Lynn M. Brewer, BS, CCDS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Speaking and Teaching): St. Jude Medical


Brynn E. Dechert-Crooks, APN, FHRS, CCDS
Nothing relevant to disclose.


Jay Cullivan, BSN, RN, CCDS
Nothing relevant to disclose.


Martha G. Ferrara, DNP, FNP, RN, FHRS, CCDS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Consulting): Rhythm Management Group Corp., Boston Scientific
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Membership on Advisory Committees or Review Panels): Boston Scientific
Travel/Entertainment: Medtronic, Inc.


Aileen M. Ferrick, PhD, ACNP, RN, FHRS
Nothing relevant to disclose.


Rakesh Gopinathannair, MA, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Speaking and Teaching): Abbott
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Membership on Advisory Committees or Review Panels): AltaThera Pharmaceuticals
Other Non-Financial Relationships (Membership on Advisory Committees or Review Panels): Pacemate
Officer, Trustee, Director, Committee Chair, or any Fiduciary Role (Membership on Advisory Committees or Review Panels): Heart Rhythm Society


Anthony D. Mercando, BSEE, MD
Nothing relevant to disclose.


Gregory F. Michaud, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Speaking and Teaching): Heart Rhythm Society, Abbott, Mediasphere Medical, Boston Scientific, Biotronik, Medtronic, Arrhythmia Alliance
Research (Contracted Grants for Pls and Named Investigators Only), Research Role: American Heart Association


Suneet Mittal, BA, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Consulting): BioTelemetry, Inc., Boston Scientific, Catawba, CVRx Inc., Haemonics, Impulse Dynamics USA, Abbott, iRhythm Technologies, Medtronic, Philips, ScottCare Inc., Vektor Remote Care, Viz. AI, AltaThera Pharmaceuticals, AtriCure, Inc., Baylis Medical Company, BMS / Pfizer Alliance, Implicity.


Andreas Pflaumer, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P
Officer, Trustee, Director, Committee Chair, or any Fiduciary Role (Board Membership): Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, PACES
Other Financial Relationships, Membership on Advisory Committees or Review Panels: Navi Medical Systems



Carissa Rose Pistilli, MSN
Nothing relevant to disclose.


Lynda E. Rosenfeld, MD, FHRS
Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee (Consulting): ImStem Biotechnology, Inc.
Stocks, Publicly Traded: Abbott, Procter & Gamble, Inc., General Electric



Stephanie Toth, ACNP
Nothing relevant to disclose.
 
Contact Information
ACE (formerly CME) and CoP Certificates will be awarded and available to download and print following the completion of the course and the course evaluation. Should you have any questions regarding your ACE certificate, please contact CME@HRSonline.org.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Release on Aug 31, 2024 12:00 AM Central Daylight Time
Cost: Member: $99.00
Non-Member: $125.00
Credit Offered:
5 ACE Credits
5 COP Credits
5 ABIM-MOC Points
5 ABP-MOC Points
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