Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Recognition Criteria

Updated:Mar 22,2016


Effective January 1, 2016, the American Heart Association will implement an automated award process for Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation program

What does that mean for the hospitals?

  • Hospital no longer will have submit an on-line paper version of their award application
  • Data will be transferred quarterly via Quintiles to AHA, the data will be aggregated by hospital, and award eligibility will be determined
  • Time of compliance will be on the calendar year (January to December) for all award levels
  • Hospitals will be notified in May if they qualify for award

What is the hospital responsibility under the new automated award process?

  • Hospitals must have all prior year (calendar year) data entered into the PMT by March 31.
  • Complete Quality Improvement Programs Permission Form (document) and return to your local QSI director (Only necessary to complete if not done so in past or you have name change request) 
  • Hospital will be notified by local QSI staff in May if they qualify for award

Don’t miss out on these recognition opportunities.  We thank you for your continued dedication to improving patient care, if you have any questions please contact your local representative or email GWTGAwards@heart.org

Award Level

Hospitals that participate actively and consistently in Get With The Guidelines®--Resuscitation are eligible for public recognition.  Participating in GWTG-S is the first level of recognition.  It acknowledges program participation and entry of baseline data into the Patient Management ToolTM. View the Get With The guidelines Participating Hospital award permission for (document).

Achievement Awards

These awards recognize hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the four Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Recognition Measures. The different levels reflect the amount of time for which the hospital demonstrates performance.

  • Bronze recognizes performance of 1 calendar quarter.
  • Silver recognizes performance of 1 calendar year (January 1st to December 31st).
  • Gold recognizes performance of 2 consecutive calendar years (January 1st to December 31st).

The Recognition Measures include:

Adult or Pediatric

  • CPA: Time to first chest compressions <= 1 min in adult or pediatric patients and newborn/neonates >= 10 min old: Percent of events in adult or pediatric patients where time to first chest compressions <= 1 minute of event recognition.
  • CPA: Device confirmation of correct endotracheal tube placement: Percent of adult or pediatric events with an endotracheal tube placement which was confirmed to be correct.
  • CPA: Time to first shock <= 2 min for VF/pulseless VT first documented rhythm: Percent of events in adult or pediatric patients with VF/pulseless VT first documented rhythm in whom time to first shock <= 2 minutes of event recognition.
  • CPA: Percent pulseless cardiac events monitored or witnessed: Percent of events in adult or Pediatric patients who were monitored or witnessed at the time of arrest.

Newborn/Neonate

  • CPA: Time to first chest compressions <= 1 min in adult and pediatric patients and newborn/neonates >= 10 min old: Percent of events in newborn/neonates >= 10 minutes old where time to first chest compressions <= 1 minute of event recognition.
  • CPA: Time to first chest compressions <= 2 min for newborn/neonates < 10 min old: Percent of events in newborn/ neonates < 10 minutes old with time to first chest compressions <= 2 minutes of event recognition.
  • CPA: Time to invasive airway <= 2 min in newborn/neonates from onset of cardiac event: Percent of newborn/neonatal events with an invasive airway inserted within 2 minutes of event recognition.
  • CPA: Device confirmation of correct endotracheal tube placement: Percent of events with an endotracheal tube placement which was confirmed to be correct.

Please note: Recognition criteria are subject to change based on program enhancements

* The Patient Management ToolTM is powered by Outcome, A Quintiles Company, Cambridge, Mass
 


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