Approximately 1.7 million patients are hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and 600,000 die of an acute myocardial infarction. Although ACS is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, a broad range of clinical strategies can affect outcomes if implemented effectively. In addition, quality improvement (QI) strategies implemented around ACS can improve performance on quality measures.
The ACS PI-CME is a self-directed, web-based activity designed to help you evaluate your practice. Participation is free. Upon completion of the activity, participants will receive 20 CME credits.
The educational interventions will be pragmatic and address the challenges faced by clinicians responsible for managing patient care. They include:
- Etiology and diagnosis of ACS: educating the team on the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic plaque;
- Inpatient treatment of ACS; and
- Transitions of care for ACS patients.
Act today, because spaces are limited for this program. For more information, visit the QI section of SHM’s website.
Brendon Shank is SHM’s associate vice president of communications.ences (CHS) 13-105 10833 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.