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Programme Area: Improving Acute Coronary Syndromes Care
Improving ACS Care - Learning Session 1 - Visit the link to see photographs, presentations and read information about the event on Tuesday 20th September.
Faculty Lead: Dr Phillip Thomas
Programme Manager: Marc Thomas
There is a large practice gap between optimal and actual patterns of care for patients with ACS in hospitals around the world. STEMI is a highly treatable condition for which many advances in treatment have occurred over the past several decades including intravenously administered thrombolysis and more recently primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), formerly called primary angioplasty.
ACS represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with cardiovascular disease, but evidence-based therapies shown to improve outcomes for ACS are often underused in clinically eligible patients. Systematic reviews of quality-improvement studies have shown that multifaceted approaches using targeted educational interventions, creation of quality standards, and regular performance feedback are needed to ensure sustained improvements in care.
Approaches to quality improvement are thus being redirected within this 1000 Lives Plus programme to focus on multidisciplinary collaborations designed to improve the entire process of care for patients with ACS.
Schedule of Learning Sessions
Improvement Guide ('How to' Guide)
Recommended Resources/Useful Publications
1000 Lives Plus Resources
A list of 1000 Lives Plus resources can be found here.
Last updated: 23/09/2011