From the Ground Up: Building a Better Interventional Program

Strategies for Cardiology Service Line Directors

Topping the list of must haves when rolling out a new complex PCI program are a solid mission to offer leading edge technology, top down administrative, physician and nursing leadership, a quest for quality and a well-oiled team. And in the case of 194-bed San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., independence was on the list too as this very rural hospital must be self-reliant in caring for emergent patients. Their innate confidence fueled by ongoing training and protocols has served the heart team well and their advice is solid for care providers in urban, suburban and rural settings seeking to offer quality care while maintaining a healthy bottom line.

Learning Objectives

• How to set up a program
• Tactics for building the team
• How to develop protocols and flowsheets
• How to train your staff
• How to make the economics work
• Defining and achieving quality outcomes


Target Audience

• Cardiology Service Line Directors
• Chiefs of Cardiology
• Cardiologists and Interventional
• Cardiologists
• Cardiovascular Administrators
• Hospital and Health System Administrators


Barbara Charles, BSN, RN, CCCC
Cardiology Service Line Director
  Charles Wilkins, MD
Chief of Cardiology
Rebekah French, RN, BSN, RCIS
Staff Educator
  Tammie Herrera, RT(R), RCIS
Cath Lab Supervisor
Sheila Gebel, RN
Director Healthcare Solutions and Program Development
  Moderated by
Mary C. Tierney
Chief Content Editor
Cardiovascular Business/TriMed Media Group

Series: Strategies for Cardiology Service Line Directors

Episode 1: From the Ground Up: Building a Better Interventional Program
Featuring Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
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