126746 - MJA Guideline Digest: Australian clinical guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes (2016)
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This module provides a digest of the Australian clinical guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndrome 2016 by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. These clinical guidelines have been developed to assist in managing patients presenting with chest pain suspected to be caused by an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and those with confirmed ACS.
Relevance to General Practice
The aim of this MJA Guideline Digest: Australian clinical guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes (2016) online module is to provide a clinical guideline to assist the management of patients presenting with chest pain, due to suspected or confirmed ACS.
The development has been informed by reviews of the literature on key topics of chest pain assessment and ACS care, additionally in consultation with local opinion leaders, stakeholder groups and the public. Outlined recommendations focus on the core clinical and system-based components of care associated most with improved clinical outcomes.
- Diagnose and understand risk stratification of ACS
- Recognise acute reperfusion therapy and immediate post-fibrinolysis care for patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
- Utilise risk stratification, informing the use of routine versus selective invasive management for patients with non-ST segment elevation ACS
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge to administer antithrombotic therapies in the acute setting and considerations affecting their long term use
- Implement an individualised secondary prevention plan that includes both pharmacotherapies and cardiac rehabilitation