Baptist Health Paducah honored with resuscitation recognition award
For the fourth time, Baptist Health Paducah has earned a national achievement award for the prompt treatment of patients who experience cardiac arrest in the hospital.
For the fourth time, Baptist Health Paducah has earned a national achievement award for the prompt treatment of patients who experience cardiac arrest in the hospital
Baptist Health received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for implementing specific quality improvement measures to treat patients who suffer from in-hospital cardiac arrest. The hospital also received quality awards in 2012-14.
The hospital received the award for meeting specific measures in treating patients who suffer in-hospital cardiac arrests in the hospital. To receive this award a hospital must comply with the quality measures for one year.
“Baptist Health Paducah is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for the patients we are privileged to serve,” said William A. Brown, hospital president. “The cardiac staff’s early recognition and response, honored by this award, are among the reasons we are the heart hospital preferred 3 to 1.”
Team leader Elisha Richardson, RN, cardiac cath lab manager, credits Baptist Health’s team of nurses and hospitalists, on staff 24 hours a day, for ensuring cardiac arrest patients get timely CPR, defibrillation and other appropriate treatment within minutes.
More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. The Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation program aims to help hospital teams save more lives threatened by cardiopulmonary emergencies by consistently following the most up-to-date scientific guidelines for treating patients who suffer a cardiac arrest in the hospital.