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Sioux Falls, SD
Patrick is the director of the invasive cardiovascular technology program at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As director, Patrick assists with oversight and implementation of all cardiovascular core courses for invasive and non-invasive tracts, as well as developing and implanting curriculum for the invasive, electrophysiology, and special procedure courses associated with the invasive program.
Patrick began his career in cardiovascular technology as a graduate from the invasive cardiovascular program at Southeast Technical Institute. The majority of his professional career in the laboratory environment was spent at BryanLGH Medical center in Lincoln, Nebraska. During his time at BryanLGH, Patrick served as team leader in the cardiovascular catheterization department and was a member of the cardiac electrophysiology team. In 2001, Patrick designed and implemented an accredited invasive cardiovascular educational program through BryanLGH College of Health Science. In 2006, he returned to Southeast Technical Institute to become the director of the program he had originally graduated from.
Patrick was awarded a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Allied Health from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in curriculum development. Patrick’s current focus within education is the utilization of simulation and technology within medical training. He has presented at METI’s International Conference on Medical Simulation (HPSN), and is dedicated to researching and developing medical training programs that will utilize advanced technologies.
Tracy Simpson ARNP, MSN, RN, BSN, BA, RCIS, FSICP
Ft. Myers, Florida
Tracy Simpson graduated from Ohio State University in 1992 with BA in International Communications. After determining television was not quite what she desired she returned in 1994 to further her education at Edison State College as a Cardiovascular Technology student. She graduated in 1996 with an AS degree in Cardiovascular Technology. Upon earning her RCIS credential she spent the next 15 years in the Cardiac Cath Lab between Ohio and Florida. While furthering her career as an RCIS, Tracy received her RN degree in 2007 also from Edison State College. Upon earning her RN she returned to the Cath/EP lab where she continued to serve dual roles in the lab. Tracy again returned to the classroom and recently received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Nursing in December 2011.
Tracy joined SICP as a student in 1994 and continued membership to present. She earned fellowship (FSICP) in 1999 and joined the Board of Directors in 1999 as the Chair for Scope of Practice.
In 2000, she accepted the position of President Elect. "My drive to support and forward the profession of cardiovascular technology as well as the RCIS credential is my passion. Legislation has been an important focus and driving factor starting in Ohio 1998 and has continued to feed me."
She has remained a constant with SICP Leadership since 2000, serving three years as SICP President and returned to a leadership position in 2008 to assist in the many activities and projects the Society has at hand. She is currently the SICP President serving a five-year term.
Tracy has remained very involved with state-to-state legislative initiatives and states boldly “although my credentials may change and I venture into new territories throughout my career, I will always be an RCIS first, my heart will always belong to cardiology and I will not stop until the RCIS gains national recognition as well as national licensure.”
Jeff Davis, RRT, RCIS, FSICP
SICP JRC-CVT Representative
Ft. Myers, Florida
Davis began his career in health care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in 1987 after graduating from the Respiratory Care Program at Edison College in Ft. Myers, FL. Upon graduation, he worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The number of babies with congenital cardiac disease and cardiac related complications enhanced a desire to work in a Cardiology related environment. In the late 80's, Davis also began teaching part time at Edison. During this time the hospitals in Southwest Florida were experiencing a shortage of Cardiovascular Technologists in the cath labs. This led to a partnership between the Hospitals and Edison to design and develop a program in Cardiovascular Technology in 1989.
Davis has been the Cardiovascular Technology Program Director at Edison College since 1991. He also serves as the SICP representative to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT). The JRC-CVT is involved in the accreditation process for cardiovascular technology programs.