ASHP joins Cardiac Care Alliance

June 26, 2006

ASHP has joined the Alliance for Cardiac Care Excellence (ACE), a coalition of healthcare organizations committed to improving care for cardiac patients through the use of nationally accepted standards. The coalition will focus on implementing seven quality measures, including the administration of aspirin to patients arriving at the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack, the prescribing of beta-blockers to heart attack patients at discharge, and the use of ACE inhibitors to treat left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

ASHP joins Cardiac Care Alliance

ASHP has joined the Alliance for Cardiac Care Excellence (ACE), a coalition of healthcare organizations committed to improving care for cardiac patients through the use of nationally accepted standards. The coalition will focus on implementing seven quality measures, including the administration of aspirin to patients arriving at the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack, the prescribing of beta-blockers to heart attack patients at discharge, and the use of ACE inhibitors to treat left ventricular systolic dysfunction. ASHP will use programming at its national continuing education meetings, promote the availability of relevant guidance documents, and create Web-based resources to help its members take a leadership role in ensuring that patients hospitalized for treatment of heart attack and heart failure receive appropriate care.

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