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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 App

A free resource that the entire cardiovascular care team can use in the Cath Lab and clinic to quickly and easily refer to our clinical documents and interactive tools, such as the cardiogenic shock classification tool, risk calculators, and critical treatment algorithms, to improve patient care. 

Shock Resource Center

Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care (ACVC), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).

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As part of our mission to lead the global interventional cardiovascular community in quality patient care, SCAI has partnered with Corazon, Inc. as our preferred cardiovascular accrediting body of choice.

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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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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, MSCAI