Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Proposes Changes to Standards
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Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) periodically updates the standards for accreditation. As part of the process, the IAC is accepting comments as they relate to the proposed changes to the accreditation standards. You can access these proposed changes and submit your comments directly to the IAC.

Proposed areas open for comment are as follows:

Adult Echocardiography Standards Effective December 1, 2017

IAC – Adult Echocardiography Accreditation

  • Changes concerning medical director and medical staff training and experience pathways.
  • Changes to CME requirement for medical director and medical staff.
  • Required training and experience changes for technical staff.
  • Requirements for credentialing of technical staff, specifically new program graduates and sonographers who are cross-training (provisional staff).
  • Changes to the required Quality Improvement (QI) measures.

Pediatric Echocardiography Standards Effective December 1, 2017

IAC – Pediatric Echocardiography Accreditation

  • Changes to CME requirement for medical director.
  • Required training and experience changes for technical staff.
  • Requirements for credentialing of technical staff, specifically new program graduates and sonographers who are cross-training (provisional staff).

Vascular Testing, open until June 15, 2016 Comment period now closed (final comments under review)

Requirements for credentialing of technical staff, as well as new program graduates and sonographers who are cross-training (provisional staff).

  • Arteriovenous fistula (AFV)/dialysis access grafts protocol additional assessment requirement.
  • Vein diameter measurement changes.

As a sonographer, I truly believe this an excellent opportunity to have our voices “heard.” Let us know what you think about the proposed changes to the accreditation standards.

Tom Watson, Senior Clinical Strategist

Tom Watson joined MD Buyline in 1986 and has over 40 years of experience in the field of cardiovascular medicine.