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Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

6 Steps to Meeting New IAC QI Measures

So over the past year we saw a lot of changes regarding the IAC accreditation quality improvement requirements across all modalities. Finally, as the dust settled we were left with a standardized program across the board. We expected the new QI to be difficult and time consuming so it took a...
Written by Judith Buckland

Smart Strategies for Accreditation Success

This is the final blog in our 6-part Accreditation Hack Series. It’s been great sharing our time saving hacks and our tips to streamline the accreditation process. By now you may have noticed one thing... here at CardioServ we love what we do! We are passionate about improving the quality of...
Written by Judith Buckland

Sonographers – The Pain Factor

I wanted to share my epiphany with you regarding sonographers scanning in pain... Before starting CardioServ, an Accreditation Consulting business in 2007, I used to scan full-time in adult and pediatric echo. I too, like most other techs, had constant and nagging neck pain. Once I stopped the...
Written by Judith Buckland

TEE Probe Leak Test

TEE PROBE LEAK TEST BECOMES MANDATORY DECEMBER 31, 2015...ARE YOU READY? Back in July 2013, one of the revisions to the IAC Standards and Guidelines included “the structural and electrical integrity of the transducer must be checked between each use, using an ultrasound transducer leakage...
Written by Judith Buckland

Echo and Vascular Accreditation Update 2015

Will you be accrediting or reaccrediting with IAC soon? The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has released updates to adult echo and vascular testing accreditation to become effective February 2016. Included are changes in credentialing and quality improvement that you will want to know...

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