The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard aims to ensure that a patient with an acute coronary syndrome receives optimal treatment from the onset of symptoms through to the completion of their treatment in hospital. This includes recognition of an acute coronary syndrome, rapid assessment, early management and early initiation of a tailored rehabilitation plan.
The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard provides advice to clinicians, consumers and health services on key components of care including:
The Commission undertook a public consultation on the draft Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard from 18 December 2013 to 14 March 2014. Sixty eight submissions were received from organisations, individuals and consumer groups. Meetings with key stakeholders and clinical networks also took place.
The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard is supported by a topic working group comprised of consumers, clinicians, researchers and health organisations.
All members of the Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group are required to disclose financial, personal and professional interests that could, or could be perceived to influence a decision made, or advice given to the Commission. Disclosures are updated prior to each meeting and managed in line with the Commission’s Policy on Disclosure of Interests.