Best Practices Committee
Chair: Janet Wu
Chair-elect: Shishir Kore
Past Chair: Jennifer Nowaczyk
Our mission is to serve as a framework for MCS Coordinator-driven care that is most current, evidence based, and compliant with regulatory standards. These directives represent consensus of the MCS community that are intended for multiple, diverse programs in achieving optimal patient outcomes. Our vision is to develop best practices and clinical pearls in the care of MCS patients through interdisciplinary collaboration. Our secondary mission is to serve as resource to new programs and novice MCS clinicians.
- Continuously add valuable content/documents to website
- Launch EMS/Field Guide App
- Publish the project of Ventricular Assist Device Patients without Caregivers
- Publish the project of MCS Program Staffing Structure
- Publish the project of Frailty Exam
To access ICCAC Best Practices Approved Documents and other MCS references check out Documents under Membership Content or click
Want to Join Best Practice?
2. Leadership & Members:
How Leadership is Determined: Interested members can submit a short biography or curriculum
vitae with a letter of interest. Recommended to serve for (1) year on Best Practice
Committee. Recommended to have been an active ICCAC member for (1) year. The
leadership position is a 2-year commitment (one year as Chair-elect; second year as
Leadership Length of Service: 2 years
Succession Plan (including how to replace if/when chair leaves early): If the Committee
Chair is unable to fulfill his/her role or needs to step down the co-chair will step into the
position of Best Practice Committee Chair. The notification of an available position will
be sent to all active ICCAC members. Interested members can submit a short biography
or curriculum vitae with a letter of interest. Recommended to serve for (1) year on Best
Practice Committee. Recommended to have been an active ICCAC member for (1) year.
The leadership position is a 2-year commitment. If the co-chair is unable to fulfil his/her
position the same process will be rolled out to invite an active member of the Best
Practice Committee to fulfil this role.
Best Practice Committee Membership:
o Committee will have at least 5 active ICCAC members.
o Industry representation may be on the committee.
o Team/topic leaders cannot be industry member
o Ancillary ICCAC members may be on committee for projects requiring that
o Recruitment achieved through the MCS Collaboration board, newsletter article,
word of mouth via colleagues and communication from Board of Directors/
Committee Membership Requirements:
o Attendance on (1) call per month
o Expected 75% attendance
o Chair/Chair-elect will monitor attendance & notify member with <75 %
attendance to respond within 15 days with their intention to be removed or
stay. Chair will remove if no response.
o Participation in at least (1) project per year
3. Scope & Objectives
The Best Practice Committee is responsible for identifying MCS practice issues of
concern or in need of guidance. The Best Practice Committee will select projects and
assemble team of interested members to work on said project(s). Final results will be
shared with the BODs for approval and will then be shared with ICCAC membership via
a document/ paper; poster; PowerPoint or other communication method.
Best Practice statements (documents) posted on ICCAC website of selected topics.
Recommendations will include the evidence (or lack thereof) in support of selected
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