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Holiday Schedule: In accordance with the American College of Cardiology holiday schedule, our offices will be closed on the dates noted.

Accreditation and Certification Workshops
Looking for the dates of upcoming workshops? Check our training schedule pages.

Join us for an upcoming webinar or look for us at future heathcare industry events:

Heart Month Webinars

Chest Pain Center (CPC) Accreditation: Strategic Decisions That Impact Patient Care and Increase Operational Margins

Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 2:00PM EST
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This Heart Month webinar will cover the value of accreditation and using ACTION Registry® data to support accreditation and cardiac programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the "WHY" of ACC Accreditation Services
  • Understand the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  • Analyze the impact of accreditation on current payment incentives
  • Identify how CPC Accreditation assists you in meeting the needs of your facility and the communities you serve
  • Recognize the benefits of CPC Accreditation and associated return on investment (ROI)

Presenters:
Keri Morris, BSN, RN, AACC, CCCC
ACS Service Line Specialist
ACC Accreditation Services
and
Dr. Brett Stoll, MD, FACC, FCCP, CPC
Medical Director
AnMed Health Medical Center

Increasing Heart Failure Awareness: Early Evaluation and Referral for Improved
Patient Outcomes

Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 1:00PM EST
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Description/Objectives: In this Heart Month webinar, we will cover the current landscape of the advanced therapy heart failure population and how improved early referral systems can improve patient outcomes. We will discuss ways to increase awareness within your community of providers along with techniques to standardize your referral process and evaluation.

Presenters:
Maghee Disch, MSN, RN, CNL, CHFN, AACC
Heart Failure Service Line Specialist
ACC Accreditation Services
and
Ajay V. Srivastava, MD, FACC
Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Co- Director Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program
Scripps Clinic

Risk and Lifestyle Modification: Can Atrial Fibrillation Be Prevented?

Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 2:00PM EST
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Description/Objectives:

  • Review the current atrial fibrillation (AF) clinical burden
  • Examine the morbidity and mortality risks associated with established AF
  • Identify modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors leading to the development of AF
  • Determine the degree to which each contribute to the development of AF
  • Explore the impact lifestyle modification has on attenuating episodes of AF
  • Answer the question: is AF preventable?
  • Define the role AF v3 Accreditation plays to promote and support lifestyle modification programs

Presenter:
Phil Beckley, PhD, AACC
Atrial Fibrillation Service Line Specialist
ACC Accreditation Services

Froedtert Moorland Reserve's Perspective as the First Certified FreeStanding ED in Cardiac Care by ACC Accreditation Services

February 20, 2018, 11:00AM EST
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Description: Dr. Mielnicki is an EM Physician and FSED Cardiac Care Medical Director of the first ACC Accreditation Services Certified FreeStanding ED Cardiac Care at Froedtert Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin, WI. His presentation will focus on the benefits of the FSED certification process with attention on Froedtert's journey in the development and expansion of the Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation components of the program.

Presenters:
Kathy Hess, MS, RN, AACC
FSED Service Line Specialist
ACC Accreditation Services
and
Daniel Mielnicki, MD
Assistant Professor
Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Director Clinical Services Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Moorland Reserve Emergency Department & Urgent Care

Introducing Electrophysiology v1 Accreditation

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 2:00PM EST
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Description/Objectives: This webinar will provide an overview of ACC Accreditation Services newest service line: Electrophysiology.

Included in the overview:

  • Service Line Development
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Discussion of the six key areas in which a facility must demonstrate expertise
  • Resources included with accreditation
  • Physician perspective

Presenters:
Angela Jones, BSN, RN, CCDS, CEPS
Electrophysiology Service Line Specialist
ACC Accreditation Services
and
Dr. Alan Solomon, MD, FACC-Chair EP v1 Writing Committee
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program
Director, CCU
The George Washington University
Washington, DC

External Peer Review and Independent Angiographic Review: What is it? How does it work? And what can it do for your Cath Lab?

February 28, 2018, 2:00PM EST
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This Heart Month webinar will give the listener a sixty minute presentation on the value of External Peer Review and Independent Angiographic Review.

Independent Angiographic Review provides for an external vendor to review case documentation and angiographic images. They offer positive and constructive feedback for your hospital to incorporate into your overall Quality program as well as a process to review any cases resulting in an adverse outcome, sentinel event or serious safety event.

External Peer review provides validation of processes and guidelines. It will elevate the performance of the CCL by use of national criteria and guidelines. Peer review will help mitigate risk and engage physicians in quality outcomes by sharing valuable feedback.

Presenter:
Amy Westfall, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN
Cardiac Cath Lab Service Line Specialist
ACC Accreditation Services

NCDR.18 Annual Conference

Caribe Royale

March 7 – 9, 2018

Orlando, Florida

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ACC.18

March 10 – 12, 2018

Orlando, Florida

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