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Golisano Code Prep - Pediatrics

Pediatric Intensive Care supervisor, Misty Teeter, takes her job seriously at Golisano Children's Hospital. "We want to make sure we're here to save lives because we're here to make lives better." It's why she and her team thought it was important to make sure all nurses at Golisano Children's Hospital have regular training on life-saving skills. "You start to kind of forget things if you don't practice. So that's our goal with this code prep is to practice, to keep drilling, to get them comfortable with what they need to do when a child goes into cardiac arrest," she said. Nurses took guidelines from the American Heart Association and modified the standards to meet the needs of pediatric patients. Code prep encourages nurses to practice life-saving drills every three months. "If you're the first person to walk into a room and you assess your patient, and you notice your patient is not doing so great, whether they are pulseless or not breathing, you know right then you are rescuer number one. Rescuer number's job is to quickly assess, identify fast what this patient needs, if they are in cardiac arrest, then you yell for help, and you immediately start CPR," explained Teeter. Studies show early intervention leads to better outcomes. "In a cardiac arrest, that family is depending on you to act to save their child, so that's our goal to make sure all of our nurses have the tools and feel empowered to act," she said. A modified program designed to empower nurses and save lives. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org