The American Heart Association Honors Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with Resuscitation Gold Plus Award

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The American Heart Association (AHA) recently recognized Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as a leader in newborn, infant, and pediatric cardiac resuscitation. CHOP received the “Get With The Guidelines” Resuscitation Gold Plus Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the AHA for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program was developed by the AHA to save the lives of those who experienced in-hospital cardiac arrests. The program utilizes the most up-to-date and research-based guidelines for treatment. Each year, more than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac.

Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE “CHOP is dedicated to helping our patients have the best possible outcome,” said Robert Sutton, MD, MSCE, Clinical Director of the CHOP Center for Pediatric Resuscitation. “Implementing the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program will help us accomplish this by making it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis.”

Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation builds on the work of the AHA’s National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, originally launched in 1999, and has collected in-hospital cardiac arrest data from more than 500 hospitals. Data from the registry and the quality program give participating hospitals feedback on their resuscitation practice and patient outcomes. The data also help improve research-based guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation.

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