When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve.
That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement, out comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for even better care.
Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association's suite of healthcare quality improvement programs that help to ensure consistent application of the most recent scientific guidelines for heart disease and stroke treatment at more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide as well as in outpatient settings. This suite includes Get With The Guidelines – Stroke, Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure, Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation and Get With The Guidelines – AFib.
Each year, more than half a million Americans experience ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), out-of-hospital cardiac arrest or both. The majority of these patients fail to receive appropriate treatment for their life-threatening conditions within recommended timeframes. Mission: Lifeline was created by the American Heart Association as a response to missed opportunities for prompt, appropriate STEMI treatment. Recently, Mission: Lifeline expanded to recognize EMS teams across the nation for their vital role in providing timely treatment for STEMI patients with the Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award.
For more information or to become involved in Quality and Systems Improvement activities, please contact one of Ohio’s QSI Directors:
Abby Loechler, MPH
QSI Director – Northern and Central Ohio
Lory Sheeran Winland, MPA
QSI Director – Central and Southern Ohio