PCI without Surgical Backup
Recorded on March 18, 2014 (60 minutes)

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A multi-societal update on PCI without on-site surgical backup will be issued in coming weeks.

This will be the first update to clinical documents on the topic since 2007 and it is critical all members of the interventional cardiovascular care team understand what these revisions mean for patient care in the cardiac cath lab. In order to offer guidance and to answer your questions, SCAI will be hosting a free webinar on the topic on Tuesday, March 18 at 4 PM ET as part of its Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) Webinar Series.

As SCAI Quality Champions continue to implement the SCAI-QIT at their cardiac cath lab, this webinar will also provide participants with a focused look at how this document applies to commonly accepted quality standards and best practices.

This webinar will feature Gregory J. Dehmer, MD, FSCAI from the document's writing committee along with quality experts James C. Blankenship, MD, FSCAI and Bonnie Weiner, MD, FSCAI, followed by your questions and comments.

Gregory J. Dehmer, MD, FSCAIGregory J. Dehmer, MD, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine,
Texas A & M School of Medicine
Director, Cardiology Division, Scott & White Clinic
Past President, SCAI


James C. Blankenship MD, FSCAIJames C. Blankenship MD, FSCAI
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Temple University
Director, Geisinger Cardiology Department and Catheterization Laboratories,
Geisinger Health System
Vice President, SCAI


Bonnie H. Weiner MD, MSEC, MBA, FSCAIBonnie H. Weiner MD, MSEC, MBA, FSCAI
Chief Medical Officer, Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE)
Past President, SCAI



Are you interested in learning about quality improvement in the cath lab in addition to education on coding? Then SCAI's Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) is the ideal tool.

Designed to lead join the interventional and invasive cardiology community in tackling continuous quality improvement (CQI) in the cardiac cath lab, SCAI's Quality Improvement Toolkit
(SCAI QIT) features several tools - including a free on-demand webinar series - focused on:

  • Guidelines;
  • Peer review conferences;
  • National database participation;
  • Pre-procedure checklists;
  • Data collection; and
  • Inventory management

The beauty of SCAI QIT is that it is flexible and can be customized for each user. Even better, you will lead the way at your own institution, using its practical tools to document your strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and prepare for government-mandated "Pay-for-Quality" initiatives. For additional information or to sign up as a Quality Champion please visit www.scai.org/QIT