June 17, 2022
Lakeview Regional Nationally Recognized for its commitment to improving cardiac arrest survival rates
Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has received the American Heart Association's Silver Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation quality achievement award. This award recognizes Lakeview's commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve survival rates.
"Lakeview Regional is committed to improving patient care by adhering to the latest resuscitation guidelines," said Dr. Jacques Guillot, chief medical officer. "Get With The Guidelines makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work daily, which studies show can help more cardiac arrest patients survive. The goal is to ensure more people on the Northshore can experience longer, healthier lives."
According to the American Heart Association, more than 300,000 adults and children experience an in-hospital cardiac arrest. Survival from cardiac arrest largely depends on timely medical emergency team response and effective CPR.
The Get With The Guidelines–Resuscitation program was developed to help save the lives of patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrests by consistently following the most up-to-date research-based guidelines for treatment as outlined by the American Heart Association. Guidelines include following protocols for patient safety, medical emergency team response, effective and timely resuscitation (CPR), and post-resuscitation care. Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines.
Lakeview Regional earned the award for meeting specific measures in treating adult patients who experienced cardiac arrest in the hospital during the calendar year 2021.
"We are pleased to recognize Lakeview Regional for its commitment to following these guidelines," said Tia Raymond, M.D., national chairperson of the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Group and a pediatric cardiac intensivist at Medical City Children's Hospital, in Dallas. "Hospitals that participate in Get With The Guidelines often see improved patient outcomes and survival rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities."