Hospital leaders face a seemingly unattainable goal: creating an integrated approach to patient care, quality benchmarking and training, while simultaneously eliminating disparities in care, and improving physician performance and patient outcomes. The American Heart Association® is here to help hospitals reach that goal.
We strive to be a connective force within America’s disjointed healthcare system. The Association’s strength lies in nearly 100 years of credibility in science, quality and resuscitation excellence:
- Hospital quality programs such as Get With The Guidelines® uses our up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines to give hospitals benchmarks to ensure that care is standardized and delivered consistently, improving care for patients.
- Training excellence through our combined offerings from the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI) and HeartCode® portfolio as well as online or instructor-led emergency care courses provides state-of-the-art education for caregivers.
- Developing solutions for unmet needs means that we are working to fill the gaps of data consistency and transparency between 911 dispatchers, emergency medical services and the emergency room to help the system of care be more efficient and effective – as well as to reduce vulnerability due to errors.
Creating a world where no one dies from cardiac arrest means that we must look together at a deeply integrated solution to create change.
In this case, we look to resuscitation – specifically, resuscitation following in-hospital cardiac arrest. As the worldwide leader in resuscitation science and training, we have evidence-based data collection methods in our Get With The Guidelines system that can help hospitals measure processes and guideline adherence.
So often the driving force for CPR training is to meet employment requirements. What if your hospital implemented training and practice to improve patient outcomes and survival rates, measuring against competency, instead of merely complying?