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Navroz Masani

Introduction Developing and implementing a quality assurance (QA) program for echocardiography is a challenge. Since many aspects of echocardiography are subjective or qualitative, meaningful assessment of ‘quality’ can be difficult

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Thomas E Ingram, Steph Baker, Jane Allen, Sarah Ritzmann, Nina Bual, Laura Duffy, Chris Ellis, Karina Bunting, Noel Black, Marcus Peck, Sandeep S Hothi, Vishal Sharma, Keith Pearce, Richard P Steeds, Navroz Masani, and the British Society of Echocardiography Clinical Standards and Departmental Accreditation Committees

inter-study variability of echocardiography is often significant ( 4 ). This variation and the overall accuracy of studies and their accompanying reports can potentially be improved by a robust quality assurance (QA) process within echocardiographic

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Brian Campbell, Shaun Robinson, and Bushra Rana

Reflective log Multi-source feedback or feedback from appraisal/1-1 Individual and department quality assurance (QA) or audit Creation of and evidence of adherence to departmental/national SOPs and guidelines Description of team

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Sarah Ritzmann, Stephanie Baker, Marcus Peck, Tom E Ingram, Jane Allen, Laura Duffy, Richard P Steeds, Andrew Houghton, Andrew Elkington, Nina Bual, Robert Huggett, Keith Pearce, Stavros Apostolakis, Khalatabari Afshin, and the British Society of Echocardiography Departmental Accreditation and Clinical Standards Committees with input from the Intensive Care Society

’, ‘healthcare scientist lead’ and ‘quality assurance lead’. 1.3. The medical lead must be trained in clinical cardiology, specialist echocardiography and be registered with the GMC. They must hold individual BSE/EACVI accreditation and set up a system for

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Keith Pearce and John Chambers

quality assurance including audits as performed by Ntoskas et al . ( 2 ). It is not clear why a physiologist/scientist should not be at least as able as a cardiologist to undertake this training. This misapprehension may arise from a difference in

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Michael Roshen, Sophia John, Selda Ahmet, Rajiv Amersey, Sandy Gupta, and George Collins

the numbers are similar to comparable patient and sonographer surveys ( 3 , 10 , 11 , 13 ). This may be because quality assurance exercises like this can be ‘ difficult … time consuming … and sometimes contentious ’, as mentioned in the BSE

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Tan Suwatanaviroj, Weimin He, Edith Pituskin, Ian Paterson, Jonathan Choy, and Harald Becher

initiation or to evaluate cardiotoxicity of anticancer drugs. The patients were asked to give written consent to use their anonymized recordings as part of a quality assurance program. Almost 80% of patients studied had breast cancer and were monitored

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Rakhee Hindocha, David Garry, Nadia Short, Tom E Ingram, Richard P Steeds, Claire L Colebourn, Keith Pearce, Vishal Sharma, and the Accreditation and Education Committees of the British Society of Echocardiography

-of-care echocardiography has been reasonable, the utility of this in clinical practice has been limited, in part, by the lack of integration with echocardiographic departments, a lack of image sharing and archiving, robust quality assurance process and ongoing training and

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Toby C Thomas and Claire L Colebourn

optimum standards in staffing and training, organisation and equipment and the performance and reporting of studies, but they must also demonstrate a willingness to engage in quality assurance (16) . Quality indicators can be used more actively than

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J D R Thomson and S A Qureshi

contrast a published survey of experienced implanters within the CCISC consortium (a US-based quality-assurance data submission group), El-Said and Moore found that in the opinion of over two-thirds of respondents, undersized devices which do not straddle