On December 20, 2012, Romanian Ministry of Health issued Order no1322/21.12.2012 of the Minister of Health approving the Recommendation for the organization and operation of the Advanced Critical Cardiac Care Units - USTACC.
This official document was created by the Acute Cardiac Care Working Group of the Romanian Society of Cardiology (RO-ACC-WG) in cooperation with the Commission of Cardiology of the Ministry of Health on the grounds of two other documents:
USTACC documents consist of the main body and four Appendices:
The final document is the result of the systematic efforts made by RO-ACC-WG and the Commission of Cardiology during the period 2010-2012 consisting in direct discussions as well as debates occasioned by the scientific gatherings of the Romanian Society of Cardiology which counted with the presence of leading members of the Romanian Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, and colleagues belonging to the ACCA (Prof. Y. Hasin, Prof. M. Heras, Prof. A. Parkhomenko, Prof. M. Tubaro, Prof. C. Vrints, Prof. D. Zahger, Prof. F. Van. de Werf).USTACCs are equivalent to the second degree Intensive Care Units and bound to conclude cooperation protocols with the General Intensive Care Departments within hospitals. All Coronary Care Units existing in Romania are to comply with USTACC standards within one year. The next objective of RO-ACC-WG is upgrading USTACCs to the level of Intensive Critical Cardiac Care Units (USTICC), equivalent to the first degree Intensive Care Units, and creating the subspecialty of Cardiology Intenivist in Romania.On behalf of RO-ACC-WGDr. Dan Deleanu, Dr. Antoniu Petris, Ass. Prof. Dr. Calin Pop, Dr. Gabriel Tatu-ChitoiuOn behalf of Romanian Ministry of HealthAss. Prof. Dr. Raed Arafat, Prof. Dr. Dragos Vinereanu
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