Echo Lab Subcommittee


Pilot QI Project 
Reducing preoperative discrepancies and improving diagnostic accuracy prior to CHD surgery
Project led by Shobha Natarajan (CHOP) 
Subcommittee: Aarti Bhat, Pei-Ne Jone, Meryl Cohen

Participating centers are entering data into Redcap database: Tracking error rate, type of error, other imaging modalities used

Pilot sites include:
Seattle
Michigan
CHOP
Stanford
Mount Sinai
UCSF
AI DuPont
Colorado
Atlanta
Kansas City

Sonographer Work Environment
Project led by Joan Lipinski (Atlanta), Hollie Carron (Kansas City)
Survey sent to pediatric sonographers across the country
_154 responses!

Topics covered and discussed for future projects:
-Career advancement opportunities
-Appropriate use criteria for sonographers
-Education: Sonographer, Fellow
-Ergonomics
-Performing pediatric studies in community hospitals
-Peer support
-QI/QA
-Research
-Work/life balance

Next Steps
-Discrepancy pilot for 3 months and then open up to other labs
-Forming a relationship with Cardiac Networks United
-Choosing a project for sonographer collaborative based on survey results
-Possible echo image registry
-Charitha Reddy, Leo Lopez (Stanford)
-Anyone can submit an idea for a project!
-We need a logo!