Evidence-based Clinical Care: Acute Myocardial Infarction Clinical Pathway

The course will discuss a standardized approach to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) documentation, as well as a common definition and classification system, to harmonize levels of care for AMI clinical pathways across Baptist Health South Florida. Inpatient code rescue and chest pain protocols will also be reviewed.

Note to Physicians: Be sure to bookmark this course to access all protocols, pathways, policies and procedures at your convenience via your CME Portal account. All power plans are available in Cerner. All EBCC deliverables will be available on the EBCC website.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Emergency Department Physicians, Hospitalists, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Cardiovascular Technicians, Healthcare Administrators/Leaders and HIM/Medical Record Coders.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the necessity of Baptist Health’s standardization of treatment options for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) based on current evidence-based practices.
  • Implement current AMI clinical pathways and power plans consistently in the acute care settings.
  • Adhere to the definition of AMI and universal classification of myocardial infarction (MI) – developed by a national consensus of experts – in an effort to improve medical record clinical documentation and coding.
  • Utilize the Chest Pain Code Rescue protocol effectively.
  • Identify alternative treatment options for AMI patients when PCI is not an appropriate intervention.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Kristian Thygesen, Joseph S. Alpert, Allan S. Jaffe…et al. Expert Consensus Document JACC Vol. 60, No. x, 2012 
  • Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Chiuve SE, Cushman M, Das SR, Deo R, de Ferranti SD, Floyd J, Fornage M, Gillespie C, Isasi CR, Jimenez MC, Jordan LC, Judd SE, Lackland D, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth L, Liu S, Longenecker CT, Mackey RH, Matsushita K, Mozaffarian D, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, Neumar RW, Palaniappan L, Pandey DK, Thiagarajan RR, Reeves MJ, Ritchey M, Rodriguez CJ, Roth GA, Rosamond WD, Sasson C, Towfighi A, Tsao CW, Turner MB, Virani SS, Voeks JH, Willey JZ, Wilkins JT, Wu JHY, Alger HM, Wong SS, Muntner P; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2017 update: a report from the American Heart Association [published online ahead of print January 25, 2017]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000485
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
08/01/2018
Course expires: 
08/01/2020

Percy Aitken, M.D.
Medical Director of Cardiology
Doctors Hospital
Coral Gables, Florida

Percy Aitken, M.D., has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/01/2018
Course expires: 
08/01/2020
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