Hi Kimberly. No more pot stirring allowed 😃

I am currently revamping my QA policy for my lab using IAC guidelines but have begun the peer review process.  What I did was create a Sonographer peer review worksheet, physician peer review worksheet and used the IAC QA meeting minutes to help lead us.  We just had our first vascular lab QA meeting using this format and it was highly successful. We did two studies (IAC states four annually-minimum- with two cases per testing area)

I am having a little difficulty with the appropriate use guidelines though. Am looking forward to hearing how the rest are going to handle that though. A lot of inappropriate testing is seen....not just in my lab but all over.

Good luck!
Dawn Stirrat

On October 8, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Kimberly Weaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hey guys….I value the opinions of everyone on this forum and I am seeking help. Have any of you changed your QA policy to reflect the new changes per ICAVL standards? Please see email I sent yesterday…


Do I need to stir a pot to get answers? ;)


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Kim Weaver, BS, RDMS, RVT

Vascular Lab Technical Director


From: Kimberly Weaver
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 10:36 AM
To: 'UVM Flownet'
Subject: ICAVL QI policy



I am coming up on my reaccreditation this coming winter. The QA policy has now been revised to QI. I am wondering how different labs are handling this change? I have been eagerly awaiting the new QI policy on the ICAVL website, but only have seen a sample QI meeting minutes. It is a little perplexing as I’m confused as to who reviews technical quality and interpretive quality, etc? How many cases do you review?

Thank you for your help!


Kim Weaver, BS, RDMS, RVT

Vascular Lab Technical Director

Licking Memorial Hospital

Phone: 740.348.4267


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