Residency

Ask the expert: What is procedural credentialing?

Residency Program Insider, July 14, 2009

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In general, procedural credentialing is the process of tracking the specific patient care activities residents must perform to complete a rotation and meet RRC or board requirements. Program coordinators must become familiar with the boards of his or her clinical specialty and the ACGME program-specific requirements regarding these activities.

Procedural credentialing may have different meanings depending on whether you manage a surgical or nonsurgical program. There are operative procedures, which residents perform in the operating room, and there are bedside procedures, which are performed at the patient’s bedside. Surgical training programs will track both types of procedural credentialing, and nonsurgical programs will track bedside procedures.

This week’s question and answer come from The Complete Residency Program Management Guide, by Ruth H. Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME.



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