A new pathway for physiologists wishing to sit the IBHRE exam
This course provides a structured pathway for cardiac physiologists to achieve clinical competency in performing independent pacemaker and ICD follow-up. Historical practice for many hospitals was to consider that competency in device followup is achieved once the cardiac physiologist has obtained the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) qualification. IBHRE is an internationally recognized theory exam that provides a good foundation for learning the basics of device management, but on its own does not address practical competency in device followup. The significant gap in the training and development required to achieve clinical competency is addressed by the CIED certification course.
The CIED certification course provides adherence to nationally guided standards, allowing clear recognition of skill and experience, enabling cardiac physiologists to work to the top of their scope of practice, while at the same time providing a framework within which to operate and develop. The CIED certification has been developed with the endorsement of the Heart Rhythm Society of New Zealand.
On completion of CCP, qualified cardiac physiologists will consolidate their experience and embed their skill prior to undertaking the CIED certification course. At the conclusion of the CIED certification course, the student cardiac physiologist would complete the IBHRE exam.
500 Pacemaker Follow-ups
200 ICD/CRT Follow-ups
100 Remote Follow-ups
20 CIED Implant Observations
Targeted case studies through the eLearning site covering a broad range of complex clinical scenarios.
Seven eLearning modules