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 Wayne W. Ruppert, CVT, CCCC, NREMT-P
 
Cardiovascular Coordinator
Bayfront Health Dade City
Dade City, FL
(July 2012 - Present) 
 
 
Mr. Ruppert is currently serving on the advisory committee for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Accreditation Services' 2017 annual conference, the "20th Congress," which will be held in Las Vegas in October, 2017.
 
He presented the following three presentations at the ACC's  19th Congress in Miami, Florida, in May, 2016:

Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention and Althletic Pre-Participation Screening.

Team Driven Performance Improvement - Advanced C4 Workshop

Atrial Fibrillation: Initial Patient Evaluation and Stabilization

Mr. Ruppert coordinated three the successful Cardiovascular Accreditation projects at Bayfront Health Dade City:
- Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation, May, 2017
- Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation, September, 2014
- Accredited Chest Pain Center, November, 2013
 
Accreditation processes involve the development and implementation of medical order sets, policies, procedures, protocols, educational curricula and other programs specific to each accreditation.    The Emergency Department order sets for Atrial Fibrillation have been adapted by the American College of Cardology as a "model order set" for the initial evaluation and stabilization of Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department. 

 

Principal Investigator:

Validation Study of Simple Acute Coronary Syndrome (SACS) Score

Head to Head Comparison of SACS Score vs. HEART Score vs. TIMI Score

for the Capability of Predicting the Presence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and Bayfront Health Dade City

National Institutes of Health Study ID: NCT02358148

AHA Circulation: SACS Abstract

Author, "12 Lead ECG Interpretation in Acute Coronary Syndrome with Case Studies from the Cardiac Catheterization Lab"

Author, "STEMI Assistant," 42 page interactive crash cart reference



Mr. Ruppert serves as the Cardiovascular Coordinator and Cardiovascular Education Specialist / Cardiac Data Specialist for Bayfront Health Dade City and as Cardiovascular Educator for Twin Oaks Anesthesia Services in Florida.    He also serves as a part-time Deputy Sheriff with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office (2007-present).  
 
Previously he served as the primary 12 Lead ECG instructor for St. Joseph's Hospitals in Florida (1997-2013), and York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania (1998-present).  Since 1995, he has taught 12 Lead ECG Interpretation to hundreds of critical care nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics.  He is the author of:  "STEMI Assistant," (2015) a 42 page interactive STEMI reference manual and "12 Lead ECG Interpretation in Acute Coronary Syndrome with Case Studies from the Cardiac Catheterization Lab" TriGen Publishing, 2010.   
 
During Mr. Ruppert's tenure at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, FL (1996-2013), he served as an Interventional Cardiovascular and Electrophysiology Technologist and logged over 10,000 cardiac catheterizations and electrophysiology (EP) studies.  Mr. Ruppert operates the EP Med Systems' automated mapping software use to obtain and interpret the Electrogram, the "internal ECG" obtained during EP Studies. 
 
Prior to his Cardiac Cath Lab career, Wayne served as a hosptial-based paramedic for York Hospital Medic 97 (1980-81), Firefighter Paramedic for Hershey, PA Fire Department (1982), Hosptial-based EMS service paramedic at Stouthern Chester County Medic 91 (1983), St Joseph's Hospital Medic One (Lancaster, PA, 1984-85) and Lancaster General Hospital Medic 6 (1986-87).
 
In September 1987 he accepted a position with Medic One Ambulance Service in Largo, FLorida.  He served as Field Training Officer, Field Training Coordinator, Director of Education and National Dirctor of Quality Improvement.
 
Between 1988 and 1994, he developed, implemented and managed the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office SWAT Paramedic Team.   
 
He studied 12 Lead ECG Interpretation under the late Dr. Henry J.L. Marriott in 1982 and 1994. 

  • BCLS Instructor, American Heart Association, 1980-Present
  • ACLS Instructor, American Heart Association, 1982-Present
  • PALS Instructor, American Heart Association, 1988-Present

Email: wayne.ruppert@bayfronthealth.com