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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Earns National Recognition For Efforts To Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival In Neonates And Infants

August 31, 2021 GMT
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MIAMI, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation Quality Gold Achievement Award in the neonate and infant category for a second year in a row, due to its commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, and ultimately helping to improve patient survival rates.

More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. Survival from cardiac arrest is largely dependent on timely medical emergency team response and effective CPR.

The Get With The Guidelines – Resuscitation program was developed to help save lives of patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests by consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR) and post-resuscitation care.

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“Nicklaus Children’s is honored to again be recognized by the American Heart Association for our dedication to ensuring that our medical personnel has the proper knowledge and training so that our patients have the best possible chance of survival after a cardiac arrest,” said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received the award for meeting specific measures in treating neonate and infant patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. It is the only freestanding children’s hospital in the region.

“We are pleased to recognize Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their commitment in following these guidelines,” said Tia Raymond, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Group. “Shortening the time to effective resuscitation and maximizing post-resuscitation care is critical to patient survival.”

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org

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About Get With The Guidelines
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 9 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.

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