Published on: 05/15/2017
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been recognized by the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Recognition Awards for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. The hospital received a Gold Achievement Award for the pediatric category and a Silver Achievement Award in the neonatal category.
More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, 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.