CLINICAL PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT (CPI) SUB-COMMITTEE DESCRIPTION & ROSTER

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL: LEADERSHIP
SCA will be a recognized resource for healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

MISSION
Clinical Practice Improvement Sub-Committee uses an evidence-based approach, combined with the best research on best practices.  The sub-committee is committed to providing cardiovascular anesthesiologists with easy to use resources for implementing clinical practice guidelines.

PURPOSE
The sub-committee develops clinical practice guidelines through various entities and in collaboration with other organizations and also considers for endorsement guidelines developed by external organizations.

The sub-committee facilitates communication between guideline developers and users and promote appropriate interpretation and application of guidelines by cardiovascular anesthesiologists.

There are three Working Groups that also support the work of CPI – Neurocognitive/cerebral Protection, Atrial Fibrillation, and Blood Conservation.

PARENT COMMITTEE
The sub-committee reports to the Quality & Safety Leadership Committee.

MEETING
The sub-committee meets at least once per year.

COMPOSITION
The sub-committee is composed of the Chair, Parent Committee (QSL) Chair, and other Society members. A Board Liaison may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

TERM
Sub-committee members serve for a term of two years for any number of terms, but not more than three terms consecutively.

2021-2022 SUB-COMMITTEE ROSTER

Wanda M. Popescu, MD – Chair
Bruce A. Bollen, MD – Parent Committee Chair
Tara R. Brakke, MD FASE – SCA Board Liaison

Timur Dubovoy, MD
Anna Dubovoy, MD
William A. Edwards, MD
Meghann M Fitzgerald, MD
Michael Grant, MD – Liaison, Chair-ERATS
Joseph M. Hendrix, MD

Philip Kalarickal, MD
Hong Liu, MD – Liaison, Chair-AKI
Frederick Lombard, MD – Liaison, Chair-Neuro Protection
Aaron Mancuso, MD
Jennie Yee Ngai, MD – Liaison, Chair-Atrial Fibrillation
Lindsay Raleigh, MD
Jacob Raphael, MD – Liaison, Chair-Blood Management
Nanette M. Schwann, MD
Emily G Teeter, MD – Liaison, Chair-ERATS