Congratulations to all of our staff at Elliot Health System that helped us receive the Get With the Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Plus Award! The Elliot implemented specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.
Each year, more than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed with the goal to save lives of those who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests through consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care.
Thanks to your hard work, Elliot Health System received the award for meeting specific measures in treating adult patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrests in the hospital. To receive this award the hospital complied with the quality measures for one year.
“Shortening the time to effective resuscitation and maximizing post-resuscitation care is critical to patient survival,” Lee H. Schwamm, MD, national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts explains.