Clinical Tools for Quality Improvement
Get With The Guidelines®- Resuscitation is much more than a data registry. It's a comprehensive program for supporting quality in-hospital resuscitation, including a library of tools and resources to help improve processes and maximize effectiveness.
- Resuscitation Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Neonate CPA Data Collection Form (PDF)
- CPA Resuscitation Data Collection Form (PDF)
- PCAC Resuscitation Data Collection Form (PDF)
- ARC Data Collection Form (PDF)
- MET Data Collection Form (PDF)
- MET Event Record #1 – fill in the blanks (PDF)
- MET Event Record #2 – Checkbox (PDF)
- Admit/Discharge Data Collection Form (PDF)
- Adult Pediatric Neonatal Code Blue Team Debriefing Form (document)
- Adult Pediatric Code Blue Documentation Form (document)
- Neo Codesheet Horizontal (PDF)
- Neo Codesheet Guidelines (PDF)
- Quality of Resus Form (PDF)
Hot Debriefing Form Examples
A Hot Debriefing is held immediately or within a few minutes following the conclusion of an event. The primary purpose to provide an opportunity for responders to quickly review actions and interventions taken during the event. Hot debriefing is a key element you can introduce to your Cardiac Arrest Team program to promote continuous quality improvements in patient care. Below you will find research which supports post-event debriefing along with examples of hot debriefing forms you can adapt for use in your hospital.
The IOM brings an authoritative and unbiased look at the nation’s critical health threats; AHA and other sponsors wanted the IOM to clearly outline the calls to action and recommendations that organizations, institutions and individuals can make to meaningfully improve outcomes for cardiac arrest. Below is a brief outline of the report’s priorities and the AHA's response to the report.
What does the report say?
The Institute of Medicine report outlines eight ways to improve survival from cardiac arrest.
- Establish a national cardiac arrest registry
- Foster a culture of action through public awareness and training
- Enhance the capabilities and performance of EMS systems
- Set national accreditation standards related to cardiac arrest for hospitals and health care systems
- Adopt continuous quality improvement programs
- Accelerate research on pathophysiology, new therapies, and translation of science for cardiac arrest
- Accelerate research on the evaluation and adoption of cardiac arrest therapies
- Create a national cardiac arrest collaborative
- AHA Special Report published in Circulation
- Top Things to Know (PDF)
- Strategies for Improving Survival after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the US: 2013 Consensus Recommendations
- CPR Quality: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation Outcomes Both Inside and Outside the Hospital
- Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome
- AHA IOM Cardiac Arrest Tools
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- Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- European Society of Cardiology
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Utstein Guidelines
- Therapeutic Hypothermia
*For more information on The Joint Commission guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation, please contact The Joint Commission Department of Standards at 630.792.5900 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.