Published on: 08/31/2021
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation Quality Gold Achievement Award in the neonate and infant category for a second year in a row, due to its commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, and ultimately helping to improve patient survival rates.
More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. Survival from cardiac arrest is largely dependent on timely medical emergency team response and effective CPR.
The Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation program was developed to help save lives of patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests by 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.
“Nicklaus Children’s is honored to again be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to ensuring that our medical personnel has the proper knowledge and training so that our patients have the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac arrest,” said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received the award for meeting specific measures in treating neonate and infant patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. It is the only freestanding children’s hospital in the region.
“We are pleased to recognize Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their commitment in following these guidelines,” said Tia Raymond, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Group. “Shortening the time to effective resuscitation and maximizing post-resuscitation care is critical to patient survival.”