How do you build new privileges for new procedures offered by the device manufacturers?

Basudhaa Dasgupta, CEO, has worked with multiple healthcare systems and helped develop new privilege sets based on 21st century Fellowship training in various specialties and/or any new FDA approved devices.

Below is an example of building a new privilege set for clinicians trained on Watchman.

Over 1/3 of people with AFib feel trapped between the fear of having a stroke and fear of the risks associated with blood thinners. In fact, more than 4 in 5 people with AFib taking a blood thinner (83%) say they would be willing to try a different treatment to help reduce their risk of stroke.

As a permanent implant, WATCHMAN doesn’t come with the same bleeding risks associated with the long-term use of blood thinners. This makes it an important option for people with a history or risk of serious bleeding on blood thinners.

Who can perform this procedure – Qualifications and requirements in the Privilege Request Form?

The procedure must be performed by an interventional cardiologist(s), electrophysiologst(s) or cardiovascular surgeon (s) that meet the following criteria:

  • Has received training prescribed by the manufacturer on the safe and effective use of the device prior to performing LAAC; and

  • Has performed ≥ 25 interventional cardiac procedures that involve transeptal puncture through an intact septum; and

  • Continues to perform ≥ 25 interventional cardiac procedures that involve transeptal puncture through an intact septum, of which at least 12 are LAAC, over a two-year period.

Background information submitted to Credentials Committee for review, evaluation and feasibility prior to offering these privileges within their healthcare organizations. This information was taken from different sources and is not the full report submitted to Credentials committee and MEC at different healthcare systems.