Chest Pain Center Accreditation
Chest Pain Center v6 Accreditation is a quality improvement program designed for hospital cardiovascular (CV) teams that are focused on the efficient and effective care of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. CPC v6 Accreditation drives you to establish consistent, high quality processes across the continuum of care, furnishing you with a roadmap for progress and highly valued, sustainable performance.
We struggled with a few things. We struggled with our risk stratification. Accreditation absolutely improved processes, not only at Northeast Baptist but for the Baptist Healthcare System. We've improved our Troponin times. We've improved our door-to-ECG times. Our door-to-balloon times are just phenomenal.Michael Cline, Associate COO, Northeast Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, TX
On-Demand Chest Pain Center Webinars
Want to learn more about the benefits of Chest Pain Center Accreditation? Our service line specialists have recorded informational webinars that provide an overview of key accreditation topics and explain how your steps toward process improvement can provide valuable insight into the performance and management of a goal-driven CV service line.
Chest Pain Center v6 Accreditation builds upon previous versions of Chest Pain Center Accreditation — combining quality initiatives, current ACC/AHA guidelines, and clinical best-practices to produce the most robust delivery model for LOW-RISK, NSTE-ACS, STEMI and Resuscitation. CPC Accreditation applies a holistic approach to CV care — one that is designed to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease on patients as well as on the hospitals and clinicians that assess, treat, and manage the CV population.
To help satisfy the requirements for Chest Pain Center Accreditation, CPC Coordinators are encouraged to enroll in the online education available through Apex Innovations’ imPULSE 2.0® ECG and Chest Pain Competency Series . The series covers cardiac anatomy & physiology, interpretation of ECG rhythms and 12-lead ECGs, acute coronary syndrome, and more. It also includes free Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) education.