• SCAI is pleased to unveil the latest tool in the SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT), a practical “tip” delivered directly to you every month to help you and your team enhance the quality of the care you deliver. Developed by SCAI’s Quality Improvement Committee, these tips come straight from the successes achieved by your interventional cardiology colleagues.  Each tip will be provided in brief in your email and will be linked to helpful resources, such as slides, video, and/or website content. We hope you will find the SCAI-QIT Tips of the Month helpful and invite your feedback, including tips you would like to share with the SCAI community. Email us at info@scai.org.

  • August 26, 2014

    The Revascularization Heart Team: Take Patient-Centered Care to Heart

    The Heart Team Concept has been gathering momentum over the last few years. While the Heart Team can encompass many diseases and conditions, this edition of the SCAI-QIT Tip-of-the-Month will focus on the Revascularization Heart Team.
    July 14, 2014

    Leverage Risk Prediction Models to Reduce Peri-procedural Bleeding Complications for PCI

    You may not agree with the philosophy or format – but the AUC have become a metric that is being scrutinized in this era of healthcare reform. Do you know the three most common clinical scenarios that result in an elective/non-acute PCI case being deemed INAPPROPRIATE? The majority occurs in patients with: 1- to 2-vessel non-LAD disease, mild or no angina, low-risk non-invasive ischemia findings, and lack of an optimal medical anti-anginal regimen.
    April 01, 2014

    Be Sure You Have the AUC for Diagnostic Cath COVERED!

    Increasing scrutiny of utilization patterns and rationale for diagnostic catheterization procedures dictates an increasing need for familiarity with the 2012 ACC/AHA/SCAI appropriate use criteria and aids of practical benefit. To help, we offer "Seven Tips on AUC for Diagnostic Catheterization" – the latest SCAI-QIT, which highlights important considerations for ensuring that your institution's NCDR diagnostic catheterization appropriateness profile is optimized.
    March 01, 2014

    Benchmark Yourself!

    Take advantage of the NCDR Physician Dashboard to obtain personal data through the CathPCI Registry, available via Cardiosource.
    January 01, 2014

    Prevent Contrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN): Protecting the Kidneys Starts Before the Procedure!

    Patients who develop CIN are at an increased risk of death or myocardial infarction.