There is an increasing number of Arrhythmia Specialist Nurses throughout the UK, providing specialist care to patients with arrhythmias as well as those living with an ICD. We work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team, in particular the cardiac physiologists and the electrophysiology consultants.

There are many training opportunities available:

Arrhythmia Management Module at Teesside University

This is an excellent course for anyone working with arrhythmia patients (recommend 6 months minimum in post prior to commencement).  

• University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development:
• 30 Credits, Master's Level
• 2 blocks of study (5 and 3 days)
• Enrolment date: February

Admission enquiries: +44 (0) 1642 384176

Cardiac Update Meetings

These meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. These meetings provide a platform for education, as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope. In addition these meetings are an opportunity to network locally with healthcare professionals in all areas of cardiac service provision, academic institutions and professional bodies.

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BHRS Certification

This is an excellent way of expanding one’s knowledge in all aspects of cardiac rhythm management, providing a consistent standard throughout the UK (as it forms part of the BHRS recommendations for accredited centres). For the past two years there has been an optional Clinical paper in the exam, which provides an appropriate option for specialist nurses, emphasising clinical assessment rather than device technology.

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