Registry Spotlight: GWTG – Resuscitation


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This month’s registry spotlight is on Get With the Guidelines – Resuscitation Registry.  

Registry Partners’ Cardiac Service Line assists facilities and institutions nationwide with their GWTG-Resuscitation data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate data collection and submission. 

Read on to learn more about the GWTG-Resuscitation Registry.

What is the Purpose of the GWTG-Resuscitation Registry?

The GWTG-Resuscitation Registry’s mission is to save more lives by preventing in-hospital cardiac arrest and optimizing outcomes through benchmarking, quality improvement, knowledge translation, and research. They achieve this by facilitating efficient capture, analysis, and reporting of data that supports implementation of current guidelines, creation, and dissemination of new knowledge, and development of next-generation, evidence-based practice in resuscitation science.

What are the Benefits of Participating in the GWTG-Resuscitation Registry?

According to its website, GWTG-Resuscitation has many benefits for facility participants, including:

  • Performance benchmarking and feedback across all patient populations for continuous quality improvement
  • Access to the most up-to-date research and scientific publications
  • Professional education opportunities, including abstractor training, certification, workshops, and webinars
  • Field staff support for quality improvement
  • National and local public recognition in U.S. News & World Report
  • Web-based data collection

What tools are used in the Data Collection process for the GWTG-Resuscitation Registry

Data collection is completed by utilizing a variety of clinical tools and resources in conjunction with the hospital’s Electronic Health Record (HER). The American Heart Association’s Patient Management Tool (PMT) is an online, interactive assessment and reporting system, powered by IQVIA. It assists in meeting data submission requirements while tracking and reporting performance at your institution. There are 8 data collection forms to assist in data abstraction. In addition, GWTG-R is the first program to require all data abstractors to pass a certification exam through the American Heart Association prior to using the Patient Management Tool. This assures all data is responsibly abstracted by all hospitals enrolled for the highest quality possible. Abstractor exam training materials can be found on the registry website.

The PMT functions Include:

  • Risk-adjusted survival reporting
  • Data collection and reporting
  • Real-time data checks to identify potential entry errors prior to submission
  • Real-time reporting to eliminate delays in performance feedback
  • Real-time benchmarking by hospital size, region, and other variables
  • Patient-level reporting to help spot individual problems
  • Raw-data downloads for additional analysis
  • Physician tracking to help in evaluating performance by physician groups or individual physicians
  • Point-of-care tools, including referral notes, patient letters, and patient education

The GWTG-Resuscitation Registry includes an online enrollment process to join by accessing the following link

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