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blogpost 10.20.14

Using HeartCode®, Hospital Improves ROSC Rate by 16% and Saves $400K

This blog post details one of many successes we have identified for customers using our solutions. 

By adopting the American Association HeartCode® program, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas:

  • Increased staff confidence and competence in delivering
    high-quality CPR - ultimately resulting in an improvement in the rate of return
    in spontaneous circulation (ROSC) by 16% over four years
  • Reduced time staff spent in classroom training by nearly 50%
  • Saved an average of $75,000 per year and more than $400,000 in the
    four years of using HeartCode 

For more than sixty years, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas has been dedicated to providing quality health services in a Christian environment.  Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas is a not-for-profit, community-owned healthcare facility with 508 beds and over 700 licensed nurses. It has been a Magnet® designated facility since 2007and it is the only Chest Pain Certified facility in Southeast Texas.

Baptist started using HealthStream in 2005 and adopted HeartCode in 2008. Even though the hospital was content with the classroom method of CPR training, hospital leadership saw the opportunity to improve CPR training with evidence based practice by adopting Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

After adopting HeartCode, Baptist was able to overcome the challenges of adopting a new way of conducting CPR training and successfully implement the program across their facility.  They also improved the quality of CPR and resulted in significant cost savings.

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