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Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) Accreditation

Pediatric Heart Care

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) Accreditation

American Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology: ICAEL accreditationAmerican Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).

Designed to serve laboratories as an educational tool, ICAEL accreditation involves two steps. First, laboratories conduct a self-evaluationthat requires detailed information on all aspects of laboratory operation as well as the submission of case studies for review. Once the self-evaluation is completed, the documents and case studies are reviewed by the ICAEL Board of Directors.

Review is based on ICAEL Standards, an extensive document defining the minimal requirements for echocardiography laboratories to provide high-quality care. The Standards are used by laboratories as both a guideline and the foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.

Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Accreditation status signifies that American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes its commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.

The pediatric cardiology staff at American Family Children's Hospital specializes in the care of children and young adults with heart-related conditions. Each team member has expertise in the diagnosis and management of heart disease in the pediatric population. Our physicians, nurses and echocardiogram sonographers provide seamless, individualized treatment and education concerning your child's health.