IBHRE® Exam Prep

Covering the official IBHRE test plan & Cardiac EP, Rhythm Device & Remote Monitoring reading lists.

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Brainscape’s IBHRE prep course features 1,560+ smart, adaptive flashcards that cover the latest, official IBHRE prep exam review textbook and the recommended Cardiac EP Reading List, Cardiac Rhythm Device Reading List, and Cardiac Device Remote Monitoring Reading List to help you nail your IBHRE certification … the first time around.

IBHRE CCDS (Certified Cardiac Device Specialist) certification covers a vast and complex field of medical healthcare. Most aspiring physicians and allied health professionals who face the IBHRE certification exam in all its 5-hour glory feel totally overwhelmed by the avalanche of content they need to learn.

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Everything you need to know in the IBHRE prep exam review textbook and reading lists

Brainscape’s 1,500+ flashcards provide a review of the most important and commonly tested topics in the latest, most current IBHRE® curriculum. This course spans the entire syllabus, from algorithms to indications and surgical techniques to timing cycles, with everything in-between.

With Brainscape’s IBHRE prep course, you get:

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Meet Brainscape’s IBHRE expert and lead author

Brainscape’s IBHRE® course was curated by Robert Jackson. Recipient of two cardiac master’s degrees, the IBHRE® CCDS, and a graduate of the NHS Scientist training program in cardiology; he developed these cards to be a comprehensive study resource for IBHRE® examinees.

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Decks in this class (24)

Fundamentals of electrophysiology
Arms the student with basic E.P. and electrical concepts. All pacemaker theory is built upon the understanding of these principles. Currently weighted 3% in the CCDS exam.
116  cards
Pulse generators
Covers aspects of generator construction from materials and components to battery chemistry and depletion characteristics. Currently weighted 3.5% in the CCDS exam.
75  cards
Follow-up: Programming
Provides exposure of various programming scenarios encountered during clinic follow up. Currently weighted 6% in the CCDS exam.
59  cards
Lead & electrode materials
Highlights lead manufacture technique and alludes to the pros/cons associated with different construction materials. Currently weighted 6% in the CCDS exam.
73  cards
Provides an understanding of the concepts used by devices to appropriately detect intrinsic activity. Currently weighted 2.5% in the CCDS exam.
59  cards
Provides an understanding of the concepts used by devices to appropriately deliver pacing therapy. Currently weighted 3.5% in the CCDS exam.
46  cards
Timing cycles
Outlines the constituent cycles that provide appropriately timed pacing therapy for optimal haemodynamics. Currently weighted 6% in the CCDS exam.
130  cards
Provides an understanding of the software programming that allows appropriate therapy delivery in a number of different cardiac scenarios. Currently weighted 8% in the CCDS exam.
61  cards
Defibrillation concepts
Facilitates an understanding of how generator delivered defibrillation resolves tachyarrhythmia. Explores concepts from energy delivery to waveform generation. Currently weighted 1% in the CCDS exam.
67  cards
Implantable physiologic monitors
Provides an understanding of the clinical application of loop recorders. Currently weighted 1.5% in the CCDS exam.
19  cards
Arms the student with an understanding of how drugs influence cardiac function and the respondent interaction with device therapy. Currently weighted 1% in the CCDS exam.
52  cards
Provides an understanding of ECG theory with respect to brady/tachy therapy. Currently weighted 4% in the CCDS exam.
49  cards
Clinical assessment
Provides an understanding of clinical presentation and diseases such as Chaggas and Lyme plus their respondent effects on cardiac function. Currently weighted 4% in the CCDS exam.
18  cards
Highlights current AHA indications for Brady, Tachy and CRT therapy. Currently weighted 9% in the CCDS exam.
167  cards
Device & feature selection
Arms the student with the knowledge to interpret why certain devices / programming are applicable to their respective patient groups. Currently weighted 3% in the CCDS exam.
62  cards
Surgical technique & complication
Provides an overview of how generators / leads are implanted and the respondent complications that can arise. Currently weighted 9% in the CCDS exam.
80  cards
Paediatric & end of life consideration
Divulges ethical consideration surrounding EOL and practical concerns of implanting systems in the paediatric/growing patient. Currently weighted 1% in the CCDS exam.
50  cards
Covers aspects of patient and practitioner safety peri/post procedurally. Currently weighted 3% in the CCDS exam.
32  cards
Follow-up: Assessment & diagnostics
Facilitates the interpretation of generator diagnostics and the mechanisms behind them. Currently weighted 5% in the CCDS exam.
41  cards
Follow-up: Device assessment
Hones pattern recognition of IEGMs for various complications and arrhythmias commonly encountered in-clinic and discusses appropriate resolution. Currently weighted 10% in the CCDS exam.
170  cards
Follow-up: Pacing system complications
Describes generator complications encountered and respondent programming solutions. Currently weighted 4% in the CCDS exam.
32  cards
Follow-up: Remote monitoring
Provides an overview of remote monitoring systems and their position within patient centred care. Currently weighted 2% in the CCDS exam.
8  cards
Discusses radiographic views, safety and management within the EP lab environment. Currently weighted 3% in the CCDS exam.
38  cards
Provides a review of key studies, inclusion criteria and findings. Currently not weighted in the CCDS exam; however is foundational to understanding how indications and therapy selections are informed.
62  cards

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