Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Recognition Criteria

Updated:Aug 15,2013
Levels of Hospital Recognition
Participating Get With The Guidelines® Hospital
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 application and award permission form.

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.
 
To qualify for an Achievement Award, a hospital must:
  • Achieve Participating Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Hospital status.
  • Demonstrate compliance in the four Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Recognition Measures in at least 85 percent of all eligible patients within the applicable patient population (adult, pediatric or newborn/neonate). Individual awards will be given for each eligible patient population within a hospital.  This must be documented in a written application, signed by a hospital representative and include the names of the hospital staff collecting the data.
  • Complete application templates for the Bronze, Silver or Gold awards.
  • Have the application signed by the hospital's vice president or senior director of quality improvement initiatives.
  • Submit the signed application form indicating that all criteria have been met.

Please note:
  • Baseline data is not to be included in the demonstrated time frame of adherence.
  • Application forms will likely be the basis for poster or oral best practice presentations at local, regional or national Get With The Guidelines events, including CME/CE/CPHQ activities, celebrations and other appropriate meetings.
  • Recognition criteria are subject to change based on program enhancements.
  • Recognition Measures are used to evaluate and recognize success. These measures are consistent with those measures used by several organizations. However, all of the measures in Get With The Guidelines are important in the care of patients.
* The Patient Management ToolTM system provided by Outcome, Cambridge, Mass.
 

 

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