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Quality Improvement Tools

Explore resources for practitioners to support the delivery of high quality care in the cath lab and pediatric cath lab, including monthly QI tips and quality improvement toolkits tailored for specific goals.


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Point-of-Care Apps

Access two point-of-care apps, SCAI's Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) App for Diagnostic Catheterization and Coronary Revascularization to apply indications from the latest AUC to clinical scenarios in your practice and, the SCAI PCI Calculator to estimate pre-intervention risks for mortality, acute kidney injury, and transfusion.

Heart Valve Initiative

The Heart Valve Disease Quality Initiative is a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder program aimed at addressing the appropriate detection and management of aortic stenosis. Read about the methodology and key findings that inform the development of interventions, research questions, and quality measure concepts.

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Transradial Quality Initiative

SCAI's Transradial Quality Initiative, TRAnsition for VALUE, helps you to maximize the value of PCI. This program can help clinicians and administrators overcome barriers to implementation of a #RadialFirst strategy.

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Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely is an effort led by the ABIM Foundation to support and encourage physicians to avoid unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. SCAI and other medical societies have developed evidence-based recommendations to prompt conversations between patients and clinicians about the necessity and potential harm of certain interventions. Through the Quality Improvement Committee, SCAI maintains these recommendations with periodic updates as new evidence becomes available.

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IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation Program

This program is designed to accredit facilities that perform cardiovascular catheterization procedures by ensuring that benchmarks for quality are met based on resources, training and outcomes.

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Member Highlight

SCAI enables me to network with and befriend the highest caliber interventional cardiologists in the world. It is a vehicle that allows me to participate in numerous research and quality improvement activities. This has stimulated me professionally and rewarded me personally.
Ronald P. Caputo, MD, FSCAI