Goal of the Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard
The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard aims to ensure that a patient with an ACS receives the best treatment from the onset of symptoms through to discharge from hospital. This includes recognition of an ACS, rapid assessment, early management and early initiation of a tailored rehabilitation plan, to maximise the patient’s chances of recovery, and reduce their risk of a future cardiac event.
Scope of the Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard
This clinical care standard relates to the care that patients with a suspected ACS receive from the onset of symptoms to the completion of their treatment in hospital. It includes patients who develop a suspected ACS while in hospital for another condition.
The Quality Statements
The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard includes six quality statements describing the care that a patient with acute coronary syndrome should be offered. The quality statements are linked to a number of indicators to support monitoring of quality improvement. Follow the links below to read each quality statement in full.