Get With The Guidelines — Stroke and Get With the Guidelines — Heart Failure Overview
Turning Guidelines into Lifelines™
Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke puts the expertise of the American Stroke Association to work for hospital teams, helping to ensure that the care they provide to stroke patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines. Get With The Guidelines® — Heart Failure puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospital teams, helping to ensure that the care they provide to heart failure patients is aligned with the latest scientific guidelines. Most hospitals that implement the Get With The Guidelines — Stroke and Get With The Guidelines — Heart Failure quality improvement programs realize measurable results. It’s a difference that shows in the lives of patients and their families, in the satisfaction felt by caregivers empowered to do their best and in the financial health of participating hospitals.
Improving Quality of Care to Improve Quality of Life
For Get With The Guidelines — Stroke, the goal is simple: to help your hospital improve outcomes in stroke patients. Progress toward that end is born out by studies demonstrating improved provision of care over time for hemorrhagic stroke patients at hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines — Stroke. In fact, one four-year study of 790 participating hospitals showed a 29 percent increase in the percentage of eligible patients who received clot-dissolving drugs within two hours of hospital arrival, a measure that can minimize the extent of damage to the brain and prevent permanent disability.
Hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who use Get With The Guidelines are armed with the patient-specific guideline information and immediate access to clinical decision support through the American Heart Association’s Patient Management Tool™* (PMT), an online, interactive assessment and reporting system. Using the PMT, hospitals can track their program performance and pinpoint areas for improvement.
The Get With The Guidelines® — Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) program is provided by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The GWTG — Stroke program is currently supported in part by a charitable contribution from Bristol-Myers Squib/Sanofi Pharmaceutical Partnership and the American Heart Association Pharmaceutical Roundtable.
The Get With The Guidelines® — Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) program is provided by the American Heart Association. The GWTG — HF program is currently supported in part by Medtronic, Ortho-McNeil, and the American Heart Association Pharmaceutical Roundtable.
*The Patient Management Tool™ system is provided by Outcome, Cambridge, Mass.
Greater Southeast Affiliate Get With The Guidelines Resources
Monthly GWTG Recorded Affiliate Webinars:
Dr. Taylor Cultural Competence 2011 Presentation
Cultural Competence 11-16-11 Audio
Stroke Abstraction Part 1, Disk 1
Stroke Abstraction Part 1, Disk 2
Stroke Abstraction Part 2, Disk 1
Stroke Abstraction Part 2, Disk 2