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Features and Benefits of Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

CCL is the result of diligent work by leading interventional cardiologists and cath lab administrators. It incorporates the ACC/SCAI* Consensus Document for Catheterization Laboratory Standards and other evidence-based science with quality initiatives.

CCL Supports Your Process Improvement Efforts.

  • Utilizes NCDR CathPCI Registry® data to support clinical decisions
  • Links process improvement to patient outcomes
  • Promotes consistent processes across the care continuum

The Essential Components of Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

Essential Components of Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation
  • Governance: Recommends proven practices to orchestrate, monitor, and optimize clinical practices.
  • Quality: Integrates continuous improvement of all aspects of care.
  • Pre-Procedure: A standardized assessment process for patients before undergoing a heart catheterization to ensure quality and patient safety are first and foremost.
  • Peri-Procedure: Care coordination in the procedure room for sedation, infection control, radiation safety and universal protocol and time out procedures.
  • Post-Procedure: Appropriate hand-off to a cath recovery unit, access site management and monitoring and tracking complications, physician to patient and family communication, and discharge instructions and patient information for follow-up.
  • Clinical Quality: Active participation in PI initiatives derived from the NCDR CathPCI Executive Summary Metrics.

*American College of Cardiology/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

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