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Atrial Fibrillation 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.

Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation Training Schedule


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

10am - 1pm (Day 1)

10am - 1pm (Day 2)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

10am - 1pm (Day 1)

10am - 1pm (Day 2)

No training event scheduled for DecemberNo training event scheduled for December

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

Facilities that have purchased Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation Services are eligible to attend one online Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation workshop at no charge. ACC reserves the right to change the date and time of any online 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 Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation process.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the background and current science of AF as it relates to assessment, treatment, and management of the AF patient
  • Explain step-by-step how to access and navigate the online documents, submit your baseline data, and successfully complete the application for AF Accreditation
  • Learn current research findings which include the prevalence and costs of AF, risk assessment tools, choice of treatment strategy, new medications, and new oral anticoagulants
  • Gain an understanding of the science of process improvement as a continuous learning and building strategy leading to improved patient care and outcomes for AF patients
  • Examine how process improvement strategies can help your facility build a roadmap for success
  • Review each item statement in the AF Accreditation tool, along with examples of supporting documentation that reviewers use to determine if criteria are met
  • Learn how to implement guideline-driven therapy to prevent failures in stroke prevention, rate-control, and rhythm-control
  • Learn how to implement Value-based Purchasing protocols which will reduce variations of care, ensure physician follow-up, and improvement patient satisfaction
  • Examine the eight key areas, called Essential Components, in which a facility must demonstrate expertise

Other Topics Covered

  • How AF accreditation can provide your facility with strategies to manage Transitions of Care designed to reduce readmissions
  • How to perform a gap analysis of the criteria to create a roadmap that determines what care processes need improvement to meet the needs of AF patients and thus lead to better clinical and performance outcomes
  • Reviewers will share best practices, processes, and procedures related to the care of AF patient

Attending an Accreditation Workshop is a great experience. It guides you in what to expect during the Accreditation process. They lead you through all the elements and help you figure out a path that's going to be successful. I think ACC Accreditation Services is a wonderful resource. They are there for you. They want you to be successful.

Renee Cecil, RN, Norton Healthcare

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