Re-Certification of Stroke Centers and Stroke Units

Regulations

The initial certifications of Stroke Centers and Stroke Units date back three/five years (according to the version of the guideline). As required by the regulations, it is necessary to recertify those institutions because otherwise the certificates expire. For that process, the same rules apply as during the initial certification.

 

Re-certification has to be applied for at the SFCNS office six months prior to the expiration of the initial certificate.

 

The re-certification audit takes half a day (as opposed to one day at the first certification). During the audit, compliance with quality criteria for stroke centres and stroke units are checked based on control samples. Other factors that are taken into account are the documents that are available before and during the audit, questioning of the staff and local inspection. The assessment of the audit will be communicated at the on-site final meeting.

 

Based on the written report by the leading auditor and the certificate commission’s application, the SFCNS stroke committee takes a final decision whether re-certification will be granted or not.

 

The audit takes place about four months after the application. Applicants can indicate date preferences, the SFCNS office coordinates with the certification commission and SanaCERT Suisse and decide on the date as well as the composition of the audit team.


In case you have further questions do not hesitate to contact the SFCNS certification office.
The re-certification will be implemented in collaboration with SanaCERT Suisse.

 

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.


 

Application

To start the process of re-certification please use the following form:

 


 

Documents (according to the new Guidelines for Certification Version V from 2021)

 

Guidelines for the certification of Stroke Centers and Stroke Units in German and in French (Version V_18-11-2021)

Annex I :

Annex III & IV:

Annex V :

 


 

Documents (according to the Guidelines for Certification Version III from 2017)

Guidelines for the institution to be audited for the preparation of the audit for the re-certification (Version 2015) in German and in French (same document for Stroke Units and Stroke Centers)

 

  • List of the required documents for the audit (according to the Guidelines Version III from 2017) for Stroke Centers in German and French
  • List of the required documents for the audit (according to the Guidelines Version III from 2017) for Stroke Units in German and French

 

Guidelines for the certification of Stroke Centers and Stroke Units in German and in French (Version III_12-01-2017)

Annex I :

Annex V :

 


 

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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