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:
Mount Sinai
AI DuPont
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
-Performing pediatric studies in community hospitals
-Peer support
-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!