Updates Include Standards Related to Percutaneous and TCAR Procedures
AUGUST 15, 2022 | As an accreditation organization, IAC Carotid Stenting is committed to maintaining a program that balances the changing needs of both the carotid stenting community and the general public by influencing the quality of patient care provided. The IAC Standards for Carotid Stenting Accreditation are the most important component of that commitment. Composed by physicians, physicists and technologists from the IAC sponsoring organizations, the Standards are reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors and revised as needed.
As a component of the accreditation process, the IAC Carotid Stenting Board of Directors preliminarily approved the proposed Standards which were posted to the website for a public comment period from May 12-July 12, 2022.
The majority of the changes are centered around the addition of Standards for percutaneous access and transcarotid revascularization (TCAR) procedures. Therefore, these Standards are effective immediately.
Key Revisions to the Standards
Key modifications or additions are shown in the current Standards in highlighting and include:
- Medical Staff Required Training and Experience (Applicable Standard 1.2.1A)
- Medical Physicist Required Training and Experience (Applicable Standard 1.9.1A)
- Medical Physicist Continuing Education (CE) Requirements (Applicable Standard 1.9.2A)
- Medical Physicist Responsibilities (Applicable Standard 1.9.3A)
- Equipment and Instrumentation (Applicable Standards 220.127.116.11A, 2.4.3A)
- Procedure Overview (Applicable Standard 1.1B)
- Procedure Requirements (Applicable Standards 1.2B, 1.3B)
- Procedure Volumes (Applicable Standards 1.5B)
Standards that are highlighted are content changes that were made as part of the August 15, 2022 revision. Facilities applying for accreditation after August 15, 2022 must comply with these new highlighted Standards.
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