Wayne W. Ruppert, CVT, CCCC, NREMT-P
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,
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
Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation, May, 2017
- Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation, September, 2014
- Accredited Chest Pain Center, November,
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.
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.
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