First Certification

To start a first certification process please download the following documents and send the application form to the SFCNS certification office.

The certification process will be implemented in collaboration with sanaCERT suisse.

Process timeline

Application form (German and French)

Concept (Version 20.03.2013)

 

Important information:

Beginning January 1, 2022, there will be a new version of the Stroke Unit and Stroke Center Certification Regulations. Accordingly, new quality criteria for the certification of stroke units and stroke centers have been developed, which will also be valid as of January 1, 2022. The documents can be downloaded below.


 

Documents required for the process

Guidelines in German for Certification (Version V_18-11-2021) Guidelines in French (Version V_18-11-2021)* --valid as of 01.01.2022

Guidelines in German for Certification (Version III_ 12-01-2017) Guidelines in French (Version III_12-01-2017)


Annex I :

Criteria in German to be fulfilled by Stroke Centers (Version 18-11-2021) --valid as of 01.01.2022

Criteria in German to be fulfilled by Stroke Centers (Version 29-09-2016) Criteria in French (Version 29-09-2016)*

 

Criteria in German to be fulfilled by Stroke Units (Version 18-11-2021) --valid as of 01.01.2022

Criteria in German to be fulfilled by Stroke Units (Version 28-09-2012) Criteria in French (Version 28-09-2012)*

 

Clarifications for Peers (Version 30.10.2014)

 

*The Criteria and Guidelines Version 18-11-2021 are being translated and will be published in French and Italian (Stroke Centers) as soon as possible.


Annex II :

Criteria checklist in German for Stroke Centers (Version 28-09-2012) Criteria Checklist in French

Criteria checklist in German for Stroke Units (Version 28-09-2012) Criteria Checklist in French


Annex III & IV:

List of required documents for the audit in German for Stroke Centers List of documents in French
List of required documents for the audit in German for Stroke Units List of documents in French

Annex V :

Costs

Model contract in German for Stroke Centers     Model contract in French

Model contract in German for Stroke Units     Model contract in French

 


 

Contact

SFCNS Certifications Office
Anna Schmidt, Lead Certifications
Theresa Stiefvater, Office Manager Certifications
c/o IMK Institute for medicine and communication Ltd.
Münsterberg 1
CH-4001 Basel
Phone +41 (0) 61 561 53 53
certification-sfcns@imk.ch
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