Electrophysiology Accreditation

EP Accreditation Encompasses Both Adult and Pediatric EP Labs

Electrophysiology (EP) v1 is an operational model that merges the latest science and process improvement methodologies within the Electrophysiology Lab. EP v1 is the result of diligent work by leading electrophysiologists. It incorporates recent guidelines and expert consensus statements by recognized professional organizations regarding the care of the electrophysiology patient. A facility's eligibility to participate in EP accreditation is dictated by the specific procedures it performs in the EP Lab.

Features and Benefits of EP Accreditation

EP v1 Supports Your Process Improvement Efforts.

EP v1 utilizes NCDR Registry® data to support clinical decisions. Facilities already participating in one of the following four NCDR hospital registries will be positioned to rapidly focus on performance improvement efforts.

  • ICD Registry™
  • AFib Ablation Registry™
  • LAAO Registry™
  • IMPACT Registry® (for pediatrics)

In addition to the noted NCDR registries, the use of other nationally recognized data registry with metrics related to care of the EP patient will be accepted as measures for opportunities for improvement. EP accreditation links process improvement to patient outcomes and promotes consistent processes across the care continuum.

EP v1 Encompasses:

Governance – Optimization of the organizational platform to align dedicated personnel, operational program model, staff education, and service alignment.
Quality – Continuous process improvement of all aspects of care.
Pre-Procedure – Dedicated to the evaluation of risk and readiness assessment through multidisciplinary screening processes and protocols to ensure the electrophysiology procedure is as safe and effective as possible.
Peri-Procedure – Focused on interdisciplinary care coordination and communication surrounding sedation, infection control, radiation safety, and universal timeout protocols.
Post-Procedure – Protocols and policies for appropriate hand off, site management, patient and family communication and education, and discharge instructions to promote recovery.
Clinical Quality – Process improvement initiatives derived from outcomes and metrics related to the facility.

Getting Started

A schedule of upcoming Electrophysiology training will be posted to the accreditation.acc.orgwebsite upon release of the EP Accreditation tool.