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Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation Training

To meet the needs of facility representatives, accreditation training is provided monthly. Each training event includes step-by-step guidance to help accreditation coordinators learn to navigate effectively through the accreditation program and related online tools. Unless noted, this training is delivered as an online workshop in webinar format. You may register for an accreditation training workshop from the "Additional Resources" tab of your online accreditation tool. Click here to view the training dates for other accreditation services.

Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation Training Schedule

2019 Training to be Announced SoonOn-Demand

Training registration must be submitted one week prior to the date of any scheduled workshop.

Facilities that have purchased Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation Services are eligible to attend one Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation workshop at no charge. ACC reserves the right to change the date and time of any workshop and is not liable for any expenses incurred by the registrants due to such changes. If any changes are made, all registrants will be informed.

What's Covered?

This training is designed for healthcare professionals who intend to take their facility through the Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation process.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain step-by-step how to apply for accreditation, access the online documents, and complete the application process
  • Examine the six key areas in which a facility must demonstrate expertise and validate completion of all mandatory items
  • Gain an understanding of the science of process improvement as a continuous learning and building strategy leading to improved patient care and outcomes for cath lab patients
  • Learn about current guideline recommendations across the procedural care continuum
  • Develop an understanding of quality assessment process improvement (QAPI) initiatives that result in improvement in the care and safety of the cardiac cath lab patient utilizing measures derived from the NCDR Cath/PCI Executive Summary Metrics report
  • Integrate continuous process improvement in all aspects the cath lab patient care
  • Standardize the assessment processes for patients before undergoing a heart catheterization to ensure quality and patient safety are first and foremost
  • Learn about the care coordination in the procedure room for sedation, infection control, radiation safety and universal protocol and time out procedures

Other Topics Covered

  • How to access and navigate the resources within the CCL Tool
  • How CCL Accreditation can impact your Value-based Purchasing score
  • How to incorporate the appropriate hand-off procedures into your cath recovery process, access site management and monitoring, and tracking complications
  • How to improve physician-to-patient and family communication, and discharge instructions and patient information for follow-up

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