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On-Demand Cath Lab Webinars

Key aspects of Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation and related topics are shared in the webinars that our Cardiac Cath Lab service line specialist has presented and are now available as on-demand recordings. Guest physicians or other clinical professionals have often served as co-presenters in these topical webinars.

What's Covered:
This presentation introduces the new enhancements associated with ACC's Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL) Accreditation. Learning objectives include: understanding challenges faced by all Cardiac Cath Labs, including hospital based cath labs, those located in Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), and Office-Based Labs (OBLs); how Accreditation is built to address these challenges; and enhanced features for reaccrediting facilities. An explanation of the yearly payment model is also discussed.

Robert Bunney, MBA-HM, BSN, RN-BC, AACC, Clinical Product Manager for Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation

What's Covered:
This webinar covers the value of External Peer Review and Independent Angiographic Review.

Independent Angiographic Review provides for an external vendor to review case documentation and angiographic images.

They offer positive and constructive feedback for your hospital to incorporate into your overall Quality program as well as a process to review any cases resulting in an adverse outcome, sentinel event or serious safety event.

External Peer review provides validation of processes and guidelines. It will elevate the performance of the CCL by use of national criteria and guidelines. Peer review will help mitigate risk and engage physicians in quality outcomes by sharing valuable feedback.

View Time: 64 minutes

What's Covered: Cullman Regional Medical Center, located in Cullman, Alabama, is the second facility in the United States to earn Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL) Accreditation from ACC Accreditation Services. In this webinar, Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Silvio Papapietro shares Cullman's story and how they implemented the best practices and operational improvements associated with Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation.

He will also discuss how Cullman is utilizing NCDR CathPCI Registry® data to improve cath lab patient care. This webinar is designed for physicians, administrators, and staff whose hospitals are interested in CCL Accreditation. The 60-minute presentation will cover Cullman's cath lab history, its processes, and the data Cullman utilizes to ensure sustained quality improvement in the cath lab.

Participants will learn how:

  • Cullman successfully performs PCI without on-site cardiac surgery
  • Cullman skillfully navigated Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation and streamlined and hardwired their processes
  • Cullman utilized NCDR CathPCI Registry® data to drive performance improvement
  • Best practices were implemented at Cullman

Silvio Papapietro, MD, FACC
Amy Westfall, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN

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