SCAI is seeking your comments on the Position Statement on Best Practices for Clinical Proctoring of New Technologies and Techniques

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is now accepting comments on the Position Statement on Best Practices for Clinical Proctoring of New Technologies and Techniques. Anyone may submit comments, including SCAI members and non-member physicians and healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, researchers, industry stakeholders, and insurance companies. 

If you would like to submit a comment please:

  1. Download the statement
  2. Review the writing group disclosures
  3. Complete the comment survey

Feedback is requested by Monday, December 13th.

You must complete the whole comments process in one sitting as your progress cannot be saved until the end. The process will take between 5 and 15 minutes to complete depending on the number of comments you have to offer.

About the Statement

Clinical proctoring provides focused training for practitioners and plays an essential role in the safe dissemination of new technologies. The aim of this position statement is to educate all parties on the potential risks involved with proctoring and to recommend best practices to reduce the potential for adverse events, misunderstandings, conflicts of interest, and unexpected medicolegal liability.

Development of the statement is sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

About the Public Comment Period

SCAI develops evidence-based guidance through a rigorous process to help health care providers and patients make decisions, minimize inappropriate practice variation, promote effective resource use, improve clinical outcomes, and direct future research. For a detailed description of the development process and methodology, please refer to the  SCAI Publications Committee Manual of Standard Operating Procedures.

Draft statements are made available for public comment before society approval and publication with the aim of engaging key stakeholders in a transparent and rigorous development effort. At the end of a 30-day comment period, the writing group will review the feedback received and may revise the statement in response. Comments may also inform SCAI’s communication and implementation plan and future updates of the material. Individuals or organizations that provide comments will not typically be identified by name within the final published guidelines.