Bayhealth Kent General in Dover, Del., was awarded the Get With the Guidelines — Resuscitation Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.
According to a news release, the award honors Bayhealth for achieving aggressive goals in improving patient outcomes from in-hospital cardiac arrest.
After Bayhealth received the silver award last year, Angel Dewey, RN, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, a clinical nurse specialist on the ICU, and Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, a clinical nurse specialist on the intermediate care and centralized telemetry units, and their teams implemented a series of process changes that more closely tied Bayhealths interventions during cardiac arrest to the AHAs standard of care. Each quarter, the nurses run a report that compares Bayhealths performance to AHA measures.
“At Bayhealth, we felt strongly that it was vital to benchmark the care we give against the GWTG Resuscitation database, to ensure that we are resuscitating our patients using the best practices available,” Ann Keane, RN, MSN, MA, NEA-BC, CCRN, Bayhealths director of patient care services, said in the release. “The critical care physicians and nurses have committed to providing the best possible resuscitation efforts to our patients and achieving the gold award is evidence of their dedication.”