Pardee Hospital and Henderson County Emergency Medical Service System have joined forces to participate in the statewide RACE CARS project and the national CARES registry, aimed at increasing the chances for survival in sudden cardiac arrest and assessing performance for further improvement.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death among Americans. The average national survival rate is 8 percent, but that rate varies widely by geographic region. In North Carolina, only 1 in 5 victims receive bystander CPR, and only 1 in 20 survive to hospital discharge. RACE CARS (Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation System) coordinates local medical resources to provide the rapid diagnosis and high-quality emergency treatment necessary to improve sudden cardiac arrest rates. Part of this strategy includes reducing disparities in sudden cardiac arrest treatment.
To track the effectiveness of their efforts, Pardee Hospital, Henderson County EMS and other regional hospitals enter data about each cardiac event into the national Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES). The registry helps to determine where ongoing improvements can be made. In addition, the partners plan to collaborate on another important phase in the program: community education about CPR and AED use.
"Our goal is to help Henderson County meet or exceed the national survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest by the spring of 2014," says Robert Kiskaddon, M.D., FACEP, Pardee Hospital's chief medical officer and vice president of Medical Affairs. "Pardee and Henderson County EMS are working to streamline standards and techniques that are proven to be dramatically effective in improving sudden cardiac arrest outcomes. We are pleased to partner with the Henderson County EMS team to help our community reach this crucial goal. Not only will this increase the survival rate but it may increase quality of life after a cardiac arrest event."
RACE CARS standards indicate that a patient with no pulse should be given high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)—lasting for at least 20 minutes—at the scene of the event, ensuring that moving and transporting the patient creates no more than a 10-second pause in resuscitation efforts. Since adopting this new approach, the Henderson County EMS System has seen a marked improvement in cardiac arrest survival. The destination hospital's emergency department meanwhile prepares to provide the rapid, structured interventions that have been shown to improve the short- and long-term prognosis of the sudden cardiac arrest patient, including therapeutic hypothermia, immediate coronary reperfusion and neurologic diagnosis.
RACE CARS is the largest statewide system of emergency cardiovascular care participating as a partner in the HeartRescue Project, a nationwide effort to double out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates in the U.S. in five years. Further information about North Carolina's RACE CARS program can be obtained through the Medtronic Foundation's HeartRescue Project, at www.heartrescueproject.com/index.htm. More information about CARES can be found at www.mycares.net.
Pardee Hospital welcomes Jamie M. Anthony, M.D., to the staff of Pardee Internal Medicine Associates.
Dr. Anthony is board-certified in internal medicine and received her doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She completed her residency training at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., and most recently worked at Premier Internal Medicine, an outpatient practice in Brighton, Mich..
Dr. Anthony's approach to patient care combines up-to-date medical standards with careful listening. "I enjoy getting to know my patients well and learning about their health goals," she says. "Whether they are dealing with an acute or chronic health issue, my job as a physician is to guide my patients in the right direction using the latest, proven standards in care." As a new resident of Hendersonville, Dr. Anthony says she and her husband are enjoying the friendliness and beauty of the area. They recently welcomed a baby to their family.
Pardee Internal Medicine Associates is a group of carefully selected and trained individuals who work as a team to offer courteous, compassionate health care. All physicians at the practice have full admitting privileges at Pardee Hospital. The practice is located at 709 North Justice Street, Ste. A, in Hendersonville.
Dr. Anthony is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (828) 694-7630.
Pardee Hospital and Blue Ridge Community Health Services are partnering in the 11th Annual Bearfootin' Art Walk in downtown Hendersonville. We picked up the bear today and our friends at Blue Ridge are finalizing an artist soon. Look to the blog and Facebook for updates.
Pardee Hospital will celebrate Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring board-certified nurses.
"Pardee nurses prioritize assuring high quality of care to our patients through seeking and maintaining board-certification in their specialty area of practice. We are proud and privileged that 38 percent of Pardee nurses are board-certified in one or more specialty areas, while nationally only 23 percent of registered nurses achieve these designations," said Pat Ashe, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Clinical Services at Pardee Hospital.
The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:
Amanda Adams – Progressive Care Nurse
Irene Agnaonao - Medical-Surgical Nursing
Jody Andrews – Certified Emergency Nurse
Pat Ashe - Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives
Debbie Austin - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Margaret Austin - Adult Critical Care Nurse
Deborah Ballard - Home Care Coding Specialist-D
Renee Barnett – Adult Critical Care Nurse
Bridget Barron - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Denise Barron – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Sarah Bentley - Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Shelby Blackwell - Adult Critical Care Nurse, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners
Lucy Bloomingdale - Adult Critical Care Nurse
Lynn Blythe - Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing
Gwendolyn Bradley - Inpatient Obstetric Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing
Heather Bradley - Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Lee A. Bray - Gerontological Nursing
Donna Brown - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Cardiac Medicine Certification
Cathe Burleson - Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Jeanette A. Burrell - Medical-Surgical Nursing
Katherine Cantrell - Oncology Certified Nurse
Marcia Cage - Certified IRB Manager, Oncology Certified Nurse
Deb Cagle - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Cardiac Medicine Certification
Kristy Capps –Certified Breast Patient Navigator in Breast Imaging and Cancer Care
Elizabeth Chovan - Accredited Case Manager, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Michael R. Clarke - Adult Critical Care Nursing
Elizabeth Clements - Adult Critical Care Nurse, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Laura Collins – Cardiac-Vascular Nursing
Susan Coppin – Certified Case Manager
April Cox – Adult Critical Care Nurse
David Crist – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Cheryl Davis – Oncology Certified Nurse
Eileen deCarle –PeriOperative Nursing
Linda Dukes – Certified Case Manager
Noreen Elshaw – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Nancy Farley – Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Janice Farmer – Medical-Surgical Nursing, Oncology Certified Nurse
Jane Ford –PeriOperative Nursing
Judy Fortune – Gerontological Nursing
Susan Fritts – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality
Kendra Galloway – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Tony Galloway – Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Flight Nurse, Emergency Medical Services
Gail Garren – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality
Julie Gebhardt – Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Progressive Care Nurse
Cynthia Hagat – Gerontological Nursing
Eva Hardesty – Informatics Nursing
Bonnie Hartel – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Erica Hathcock – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Jennifer Hensley – Certified Addictions Nurse
Peggy Hill – Progressive Care Nursing
Jennifer Hipp – Oncology Certified Nurse
Kristina Hornsby – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Tiffany Hoyle – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Cathy Jenkins – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Karen Johnson – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Lori Johnson – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Margaret Ann Johnson – Certified Professional Healthcare-Quality
Tangela Justice – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Abigail Karroubi – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Nancy Keenan – Adult Critical Care Nursing, Certified Case Manager
Cathy E. Kitchen – Orthopedic Nurse Certified
Gail Lance – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Jennifer Langdon – Certified Emergency Nurse
Christy Ledbetter – Accredited Case Manager
Maria LeMaster – Progressive Care Certified Nurse
Beth Long – Certified in Healthcare Compliance
Nina Lovern – Certified Diabetes Educator, General Nursing Practice
Susan Lyda – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Cheryl Mack – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Russell Marcus – Certified Emergency Nurse
Debbie Mathis – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Joyce Maybin – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Judy McClure –PeriOperative Nursing
Haley McEntire – Certified Wound Care Nurse
Deana McGuinn – Oncology Certified Nurse
Mirjam McHargue – Critical Care Nurse, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Susan McKenney – Advanced Diabetes Management Nurse Practitioner
Patricia Mills – Certified Nurse Manager Leader, Medical-Surgical Nursing
April Monnich – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Heidi Morgan –Medical-Surgical Nursing, Orthopedic Nurse Certified
Karen Morris – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Ashley Murphy – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Leann Noakes – Certified Clinical Research Professional
Sherrin Nolle – Progressive Care Nurse
Christy Parkhill – Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Beverly Phillips – Adult Cardiac Medicine, Progressive Care Nurse
Alberto Latino Rodriguez – Adult Critical Care Nurse
Deborah Rhodes – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Teresa Rogers – Gerontological Nursing
Milissa Roper – Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse, Gerontological Nursing
Rennay Rudolph – Accredited Case Manager
Betty Sain – Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Gayle Sams – Critical Care Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, Certified Nurse Manager Leader
Kathryn Sanford – Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Melanie Shelton – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Alesha Simuel – Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Kelly Silver – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
Jean Sitton – Accredited Case Manager, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Rebecca Sparks – Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
Bonnie Stanley – Certified Case Manager, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Brian Taylor – Certified Emergency Nurse
Kimberly Telles – Gerontological Nursing
Angela Templeton –Medical-Surgical Nursing, Progressive Care Nurse
Krista Theriot – PeriOperative Nursing
Marche Tucker – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Cynthia Van Deusen – Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Louise Vaughn – Gerontological Nursing, Medical-Surgical Nursing
Donna Wadewitz – Medical-Surgical Nursing
Karen Waisman – Gerontological Nursing
Janet Walczak – Adult Critical Care Nursing
Connie Webb – Adult Critical Care Nursing
Victor Weisbeker – PeriOperative Nursing
Barbara West – Oncology Certified Nurse
Jennifer White – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Ragena White – Oncology Certified Nurse
Darlene Young – PeriOperative Nursing
Board-certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. A registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice. However, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.
Pardee Hospital encourages national board-certification for nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, perioperative, gerontology, oncology, research, obstetrics, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others.
Please join Pardee Hospital and the nation's national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done.
Lynde Mickey, MSN, and Christy Parkhill, BSN, recently served as Nurse of the Day at the North Carolina General Assembly.
As Nurse of the Day, Lynde and Christy were on site for medical assistance that may be needed for legislators and staff. They were also introduced on the floor for legislators to acknowledge them for their service and were invited to watch the remainder of the assembly.