Clinical pathways for Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome in Oman: An Oman Heart Association protocol for hospital quality improvement initiative

Mohammed H. El-Deeb, Abdullah M. Al-Riyami, Kadhim J. Sulaiman, Abdullah A. Al-Riyami, Mohamed Al-Mukhaini, Najib Al-Rawahi, Mohamed B. Al-Riyami, Adil B. Al-Riyami, Mansour Sallam, Prashanth Panduranga, Said Abdul Rahman, Said Al-Hinai, Yahia Al-Wahshi, Abdul Malik Al-Kharusi

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Abstract

In 2012, Oman Heart Association (OHA) published its own guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/ non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, the aim was not to be comprehensive but rather simplified and practical in order to reduce the gap between the long comprehensive guidelines and our actual practice. However, we still feel that the busy registrars and residents need simpler and direct clinical pathways or protocol to be used in the emergency departments, coronary care units and in the wards. Clinical pathways are now one of the main tools used to manage the quality in healthcare concerning the standardization of care processes. It has been shown that their implementation reduces the variability in clinical practice and improves outcomes in acute care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-11
Number of pages4
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Non-ST elevation
  • Oman Heart Association
  • Unstable angina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    El-Deeb, M. H., Al-Riyami, A. M., Sulaiman, K. J., Al-Riyami, A. A., Al-Mukhaini, M., Al-Rawahi, N., Al-Riyami, M. B., Al-Riyami, A. B., Sallam, M., Panduranga, P., Rahman, S. A., Al-Hinai, S., Al-Wahshi, Y., & Al-Kharusi, A. M. (2014). Clinical pathways for Non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome in Oman: An Oman Heart Association protocol for hospital quality improvement initiative. Oman Medical Journal, 29(1), 8-11. https://doi.org/10.5001/omj.2014.03