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Following the publication of the Coronary Heart Disease National Service Framework in March 2000 the Ambulance Service Association National Clinical Effectiveness Programme commissioned a clinical audit database to collect all the data requirements of the NSF.

This will be available FREE to all UK ambulance services. Click here for details.

 

 

CORONARY HEART DISEASE NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK
PREHOSITAL CLINICAL AUDIT DATABASE

The ASANCEP has been working with Tenax Health Systems Limited to produce a clinical audit database specific to the CHD NSF.

Click HERE for Draft Data Collection Forms and Data Input Screen.

Below is an overview of the ASA/Tenax Health Systems CHD Clinical Audit Database

  • It will cover all the information required of the clinical audits within the NSF
  • Be flexible enough to audit local coronary information outside the requirements of the NSF
  • It will be compatible with existing data collection

Main reports generated by the clinical audit database:

  • % Category A calls to emergency services attended within 8 minutes of a call for professional help by a trained individual with a defibrillator
  • % of patients eligible for thrombolysis arriving at hospital within 30 minutes of call for professional help
  • number and % of patients eligible for thrombolysis receiving it within 20 minutes of arrival at hospital
  • number and % of patients eligible for thrombolysis receiving it within 60 minutes of call for professional help (call to needle time)
  • number and % of adult patients with out-of-hospital, non-traumatic cardiac arrest who reach hospital alive and survive to leave hospital
  • number and % of patients with suspected AMI, given at least 300 mg aspirin within 60 minutes of call for professional help

The database will enable all ambulance services to meet the NSF milestone of having clinical audit not more than 12 months old by April 2002.