Get With The Guidelines® - Resuscitation Clinical Tools

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.

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. 


2015 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report - Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act

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.

  1. Establish a national cardiac arrest registry
  2. Foster a culture of action through public awareness and training
  3. Enhance the capabilities and performance of EMS systems
  4. Set national accreditation standards related to cardiac arrest for hospitals and health care systems
  5. Adopt continuous quality improvement programs
  6. Accelerate research on pathophysiology, new therapies, and translation of science for cardiac arrest
  7. Accelerate research on the evaluation  and adoption of cardiac arrest therapies
  8. Create a national cardiac arrest collaborative

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*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 protected].