Working in concert, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) have partnered with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) to create the IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation program. Representatives from these organizations, as well as pediatric cardiologist and nurse members-at-large, have developed standards and created the accreditation process. The program establishes quality metrics and provides a rigorous evaluation through clinical peer review of the facility’s processes, documentation and imaging critical to quality patient care as it relates to cardiovascular catheterization procedures.
The 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.
Applicant facilities may apply for IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation in the following areas:
- Adult Diagnostic Catheterization
- Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
- Valve Interventions
- Structural Heart Interventions
- Complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
- Pediatric Cardiovascular Catheterization
Facilities are encouraged to voluntarily participate in this initiative to demonstrate their commitment to quality patient care. For additional information about the program, including access to IAC Standards & Guidelines for Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation, please visit www.intersocietal.org.