What the Cath Lab Standards Update Has to Offer for Quality Improvement
Recorded on May 31, 2012 (60 minutes)

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Need help understanding how to apply the recently released 2012 Clinical Expert Consensus Document on Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Standards Update to your cath lab?
Then be sure to join SCAI on Thursday, May 31 at 2 PM ET for a free webinar on this topic, as part of its Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) Webinar Series.
This is the first update to this document since 2001 and it is critical that all members of the cath lab team understand how this document will affect commonly accepted quality standards and best practices. 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 quality oversight of the lab and how it can be incorporated into the greater Toolkit.

Thomas M. Bashore MD, FSCAI
Writing Committee Chair,  2012 Clinical Expert Consensus Document on Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Standards Update
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Chief, Division of Cardiology
Duke Medical Center

Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI
Professor of medicine and Radiology, Penn State University
Director, Cardiac Cath Labs, Hershey Medical Center

Bonnie H Weiner MD, MSEC, MBA, FSCAI
Board Chair & Chief Medical Officer
Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence

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 focused on:

            o Guidelines; 
            o Peer review conferences;
            o Random case selection;
            o National database participation;
            o Pre-procedure checklists;
            o Data collection; and
            o 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