Chest Pain Program Certification

Certification of your Chest Pain Program (CPP) validates that your facilities and services meet or exceed standards of care in the complex specialty of chest pain.

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DNV GL Healthcare introduces a certification for Chest Pain Programs (CPP), part of our dedication to helping hospitals improve quality and patient safety. Chest Pain Program certification requirements are aligned with our NIAHO® Hospital Accreditation Program and with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. 

Certification of Your Chest Pain Program:

  • Validates that your facilities and services meet or exceed standards of care
  • Provides leadership with the confidence that the focused effort towards process improvement in chest pain services will:
    • Ensure safe and efficient care for all patients experiencing chest pain, and
    • Identify and minimize risk to the CPP and host organization
  • Certification inspires pride and confidence among staff, patients, and the entire community

CPP Survey Process:

The CPP survey process audits an organization’s CPP in the following areas:
  • Quality management system
  • Program management
  • Staffing management
  • Infection prevention & control
  • CPP service delivery
  • The CPP's multidisciplinary approach to patient care

CPP Survey Components:

  • CPPs are certified for a three year period subject to an annual survey to verify continuing compliance with CPP requirements
  • Annual announced surveys are coordinated with the Applicant Organization
  • CPP survey agenda and document request list are provided in advance to assist the organization with survey planning
  • DNV GL client drop box provides ready access to the DNV GL CPP team for questions or additional information

What Makes the DNV GL Healthcare Chest Pain Program Certification Unique?

  • DNV GL provides the only onsite audit and subsequent certification of Chest Pain Programs
  • DNV GL surveys with:
    • A qualified DNV GL surveyor with specific background, training, and current experience in the delivery of chest pain services
  • Survey activity incorporates program data review on an annual basis to validate process improvement outcomes
  • DNV GL’s Chest Pain Program Certification allows flexibility in program design, delivery, and monitoring/measuring of CPP processes.

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