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Electrophysiology (EP) Study

Electrophysiology study nurses are responsible for developing and leading a specialist nurse service within the inpatient and outpatient setting.

As part of a multidisciplinary team, they are responsible for the daily care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, in particular, those undergoing electrophysiological studies (EPS), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and insertion of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices, permanent pacemakers (PPM) and implantable loop recorders. They provide pre- and post-procedure education for patients requiring arrhythmia management and complex implantable devices (ICD/CRT devices).

About a week's time after discharge, device implant patients will be reviewed in the outpatient setting for their wound and a device check will be performed. This is to monitor patient’s recovery progress and to identify potential complications. A device check is carried out to ensure correct device parameters and to capture/reveal any arrhythmias episodes.

Clinic Days at NHCS: Monday (PM) and Thursday (AM) & (PM)