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Features and Benefits of Accreditation

Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation 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.

Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation 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

Measuring Quality and Monitoring Progress with Procedural Accreditations

Presenter: Andrea Marr-Peralto, Assistant Vice President, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute - Baptist Health South Florida
What’s Covered: How data collection aligns with achieving quality outcomes and operational efficiency
Note: This video is an excerpt of a presentation delivered at ACC Quality Summit 2021

    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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