Faulkner Hospital has received certification as a qualified participant in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation program. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program aims to help hospital teams save more lives threatened by cardiopulmonary emergencies by consistently following the most up-to-date scientific guidelines for treating patients who suffer a cardiac arrest in the hospital.
Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation helps Faulkner Hospital’s staff develop and implement protocols that can reduce disability and death from cardiac and respiratory emergencies. It provides an evidence-based, quality improvement program of patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective resuscitation and post-emergency care.
Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation builds on the work of the American Heart Association’s National Registry of CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (NRCPR), originally launched in 1999 as a database of in-hospital resuscitation events from more than 500 hospitals. The data from the registry and now the quality program gives participating hospitals feedback on their resuscitation practice and patient outcomes and has been used to develop new evidence-based guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation.
Faulkner Hospital joins other hospitals across the country in putting that data to work in everyday practice to save lives. As a participant in the Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program, the hospital has:
- Implemented standing orders and/or protocols that are in accordance with the Get With The Guidelines performance measures.
- Submitted baseline data from at least 30 patients (or the equivalent of the past 12 months of discharges, whichever is smaller) to the Get With The Guidelines database.
“Faulkner Hospital is dedicated to helping our patients have the best possible outcome and implementing the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation program will help us accomplish this by making it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis,” says Chief Operating Officer Dr. Michael Gustafson.
Faulkner Hospital is a 150 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in southwest Boston. Founded in 1900, Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care, as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services.
About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.