FreeStanding ED Cardiac Care Workshops

This interactive, classroom-style workshop is designed to assist facilities in their preparation for FreeStanding ED Cardiac Care Certification. Attendees will meet several members of the ACC accreditation team and learn from the challenges and successes that other facilities have experienced as they go through the process.

Register to attend a workshop @ ACC Accreditation Services Marketplace

December 8, 2017 9am - 5pm ACC Accreditation Services Offices
Dublin, OH

Check back soon for 2018 workshop dates.

Course Outline

This workshop is for healthcare professionals who intend to take their facility through the FreeStanding ED Cardiac Care certification process.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • verbalize the expectations of the certification process
  • utilize the resources within the FSED v1 Certification tool
  • access all resources available within the tool
  • understand how to leverage data as a process improvement tool
  • perform the baseline submission process
  • enter patient level data into the ACD

Course Outline

Part I —The Background of FSED Cardiac Care certification. Provide an overview of tool development, references and guidance statements.

Part II — FSED Cardiac Care Certification — Gain an understanding of the science of process improvement as a continuous learning and building strategy leading to improved patient care and outcomes for ACS/HF/and AF patients. Learn how these process improvement strategies will position your facility to meet future expectations in the new healthcare landscape.

Part III — The Application Process — How to Get Started — Learn step-by-step how to apply for certification, access the online documents, and complete the application process.

Part IV — Essential Components — Learn the six key areas in which a facility must demonstrate expertise. Learn about the pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, management, and current guideline recommendations for the care of the ACS/HF/AF patient.

Part V — Shared Practices —Best practices lead to better patient care processes and better outcomes, and attendees will be encouraged to share best practices, processes, and procedures related to the care of ACS/HF/AF patient.

Part VI — Calculated Measures—A number of measures automatically calculated from the Certification Conformance Database (CCD) patient level data. This allows your facility to immediately have a pulse on how you are conforming to the standards required for certification, and intervene where appropriate.


Transportation and Hotel

Dublin Workshops

We suggest the following hotels for those attending workshops that are scheduled at our offices in Dublin, Ohio.

Embassy Suites
Columbus - Dublin

5100 Upper Metro Pl
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 790-9000

Crowne Plaza
Columbus - Dublin

600 Metro Pl N 
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 764-2200

Hilton Garden Inn

500 Metro Place North
Dublin, OH 43017


Columbus International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes away from Dublin, Ohio. Previous workshop attendees have told us they prefer to use Dublin Taxi: 614-222-2222 for ground transportation.