MJA Guideline Digest: Australian clinical guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes (2016)
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.
ACS Guideline Digest module overview
ACS Guideline background
Assessment of possible cardiac causes of chest pain
Diagnostic issues, risk stratification and acute management of ACS
Acute reperfusion and invasive management strategies for ACS
Pharmacology for ACS
Discharge management and secondary prevention
Resources The Australian clinical guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndrome as published in the MJA 205 (3) 1 August 2016.
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
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Medical Journal of Australia / Australian Medical Association