How to Implement Get With The Guidelines-HF

Updated:Aug 9,2011

Here are the basic steps to get going:

  1. Contact your local Get With The Guidelines representative.
  2. Assemble your multidisciplinary team.
  3. As a team, review your hospital’s standing orders and processes.
  4. View a demonstration and sign up to use the Patient Management ToolTM*.
  5. Determine roles and processes for entering patient data.
  6. Enter 30 records into the PMT to assess your treatment rates. This will become your baseline.
  7. Identify areas for improvement.
  8. Refine processes and protocols to ensure they are in line with the guidelines.
  9. Brainstorm with your team to find ways to improve your hospital’s treatment rates.
  10. Test your ideas. Remember that changes do not have to be large. Sometimes it works best to start small and build on success.
  11. Repeat steps 8 and 9 until your team is happy with your treatment rates and your hospital is eligible for recognition.
  12. Celebrate your successes and spread the word!