Cardiac Cath Lab Training

This online workshop is designed to assist facilities in their preparation for Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation. Attendees will learn about the challenges and successes that other facilities have experienced as they go through the accreditation process. This training was previously provided as an in-person workshop. Beginning in 2018, accreditation training will be delivered as an online workshop in webinar format.

Register Now For First Quarter 2018 Training Dates.

Cardiac Cath Lab Online Workshops
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2pm - 5pm EST
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2pm - 5pm EST
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2pm - 5pm EST


Facilities that have purchased Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation Services are eligible to attend one online Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation workshop at no charge. ACC reserves the right to change the date and time of any online workshop and is not liable for any expenses incurred by the registrants due to such changes. If any changes are made, all registrants will be informed.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain step-by-step how to apply for accreditation, access the online documents, and complete the application process
  • Examine the six key areas in which a facility must demonstrate expertise and validate completion of all mandatory items
  • Gain an understanding of the science of process improvement as a continuous learning and building strategy leading to improved patient care and outcomes for cath lab patients
  • Learn about the pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, management, and current guideline recommendations for the care of the cath lab patient
  • Develop an understanding of quality assessment process improvement (QAPI) initiatives that result in improvement in the care and safety of the cardiac cath lab patient utilizing measures derived from the NCDR Cath/PCI Executive Summary Metrics report
  • Integrate continuous process improvement in all aspects the cath lab patient care
  • Standardize the assessment processes for patients before undergoing a heart catheterization to ensure quality and patient safety are first and foremost
  • Learn about the care coordination in the procedure room for sedation, infection control, radiation safety and universal protocol and time out procedures

Other Topics Covered

  • How to access and navigate the resources within the CCL Tool
  • How CCL Accreditation can impact your Value-based Purchasing score
  • How to incorporate the appropriate hand-off procedures into your cath recovery process, access site management and monitoring, and tracking complications
  • How to improve physician-to-patient and family communication, and discharge instructions and patient information for follow-up