Cardiac Rhythm Devices 2022 Preconference

Rochester, MN US
October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

This course offers LIVE (in person) and LIVESTREAM attendance options.

This preconference is designed to provide the basic overview of indications for use, configuration, patient follow up, and troubleshooting for pacemakers and ICDs.


*COVID Guidelines for attendance at in-person conferences*

  • To protect our communities, learners, and staff, effective March 1, 2022, all Mayo Clinic live (in-person) conference attendees must complete COVID-19 testing within 72 hours or less of the event start date and provide attestation that a negative test result was received OR provide attestation that a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 test result was received within the previous 90 days, that it has been at least 10 days since the positive test, and that you are currently asymptomatic.
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Target Audience

This CNE course is designed for cardiovascular technicians (CVT), registered cardiovascular specialists (RCIS), registered cardiac electrophysiology specialists (RCES), pacemaker nurses and technicians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, and cardiac rhythm analysis technician (CRATs).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List indications for a pacemaker and ICD
  • Outline the nurse role for patient follow up for a pacemaker and ICD
  • Describe troubleshooting strategies for a pacemaker and ICD


Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ANCC
  • 3.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
10/28/2022 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/28/2022 - 11:15am
7:00 am - 7:55 amRegistration and breakfast
7:55 am - 8:00 amWelcome
8:00 am - 9:30 amEssentials of Quality Pacing: Principles and Practices
9:30 am - 9:45 amBreak 
9:45 am - 11:15 amEssentials of Quality Defibrillators: Principles and Practices
11:15 am Adjourn


Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
10 East Center Street
Rochester, MN 55904
United States
+1 (507) 258-5757


A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants. Reserve your room here: Available Rooms - Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Cynthia (Cindy) S. Dieterich, RN, CCDS
Registered Nurse
Pacemaker/EP Unit
Heart Rhythm Services
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Linda J. Schwartz, RN, CCDS
Supervisor HRS/Pacemaker/CARD Monitor
Heart Rhythm Services
Instructor in Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Course Director

Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Credit Statements

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 3.0 ANCC contact hours. 

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ANCC
  • 3.00 Attendance

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Welcome to the Cardiac Rhythm Devices 2022 Preconference. Course materials will be available at the registration check-in an hour before the start of the conference or online.

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to

If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. All refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.

Required Hardware/software

A webcam and microphone is required for optimal attendance and participation in the livestream conference.