Like-minded organizations who collaborate and work together with the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care to strengthen the value of our respective membership to help promote and achieve each others mission.
The AAHFN is a specialty organization dedicated to advancing nursing education, clinical practice and research to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Heart failure is our exclusive interest and passion. Our goal is to set the standards for heart failure nursing care.
We unite the full spectrum of nurses and other health professionals interested in heart failure. We serve as the interface for sharing ideas, translating research findings into practice and setting priorities for the future. We welcome and value all professionals involved in heart failure care. We focus on patients across all environments of care from the hospital, to the clinic, to home.
DParticipants in ACTION Registry®-GWTGTM have a unique advantage when seeking Chest Pain Center accreditation. Participation in ACTION Registry-GWTG demonstrates Process Improvement, a key element of accreditation. Participation can also help your center meet other required tiers of the accreditation process.
ACTION Registry-GWTG is a risk-adjusted, outcomes-based quality improvement (QI) program encompassing over 300,000 patient records that focuses exclusively on high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients. The registry helps hospitals apply evidence-based guideline recommendations in their facilities and provides invaluable tools to assist them in achieving their QI goals with nationally benchmarked data elements. The registry's real-time reports support efforts to reduce procedural complications, identify areas of excellence and opportunities for improvement, and document the results of QI efforts.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) are working collaboratively on a program to track the timeliness of providing troponin results to emergency room healthcare providers in patients with chest pain symptoms.
Rapid serum troponin measurement is an important part of Emergency Department (ED) practice that can provide decisive information for patient management. Reducing delays in troponin testing has been demonstrated to result in shorter length of stay in the ED and more rapid initiation of anti-ischemic treatment. The measure, "Monitoring of Troponin Metrics for Chest Pain Centers," will help meet Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SCPC quality performance requirements for monitoring emergency department troponin turnaround time and timeliness goals.
The measure is part of the CAP's Quality Management Tools that are designed to strengthen laboratory processes, benchmark performance, identify quality improvement opportunities, and provide information for effective laboratory management.
Formerly known as the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care will focus on facility accreditation and certification for Chest Pain Centers, Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Heart Failure (HF), and Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib). In addition, SCPC will provide certification for Chest Pain Center Coordinators, nurses, administrators and Chief Financial Officers looking to be compliant with CMS guidelines for Quality, Cost and Customer Satisfaction.