was designed to reduce the deadly risks and consequences of heart disease by
improved use of secondary prevention treatments. Through this focused hospital
based program, it has been demonstrated that the treatment gap for secondary
prevention can be reduced and patient survival after discharge improved. The
methods and tools used to implement CHAMP are available on this web site. By
applying a similar program in your hospital setting, you can improve the care of
your cardiovascular patients and save lives.
This web site describes the design, rationale, and results of CHAMP. It provides all the tools you need to implement a hospital based atherosclerosis treatment program. Included are the UCLA CHAMP Clinical Practice Guideline, UCLA LDL Treatment to Goal Guideline, UCLA Cardiac Preprinted Admission Orders, CHAMP Care Maps, Cardiac Discharge Orders, Patient Tracking Forms, Patient Education Materials, and Key Scientific References. There are downloadable slide sets. Links to other useful web sites are also provided.
the tools you need to start a similar program in your hospital are available on
this web site. Applying this program at your hospital will improve treatment
rates, reduce the risk of recurrent hospitalization, and save lives
Assess your current treatment intervention rates. If you provide care at one of the 1500 National Registry of Myocardial Infarction Hospitals, this data is already available for your hospital. Regional, Statewide, and National Data from this registry and other data sources demonstrates that significant treatment gaps exist and there is substantial opportunities to improve.
time you see one of your patients with atherosclerosis, whether in the hospital
or the outpatient office setting, make sure they are receiving each of the four
cardiovascular survival medications, unless contraindicated or not tolerated
(aspirin, beta blocker, ACE inhibitors, statin) and have achieved LDL < 100
mg/dl and BP target levels.
advantage of hospitalization as a “teachable moment”. Patients are more
likely to follow guidance and be compliant with mediations immediately after
they have had an event.
a team within your hospital to improve implementation of secondary prevention
treatments for atherosclerosis and improve adherence to national guidelines.
This team can apply quality improvement measures such as preprinted admission
orders, care maps, discharge protocols and monitor your hospitals progress with
data monitoring tools. The tools utilized at UCLA for the CHAMP Program are all
available for your use from this web site.
For further information please contact: Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D.
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