The shift to earlier recognition of change in patient condition and prompt interventions via RRTs has contributed to a significant decrease in the overall mortality and CRT rates at PAH – as well as an increase in survival to discharge.
Patrick has expanded the role of the RRT to assist the Cath Lab and ED in meeting the
“door-to-balloon” goal of 90 minutes. Some of his other accomplishments include the implementation of best practices such as hypothermia guidelines and intraosseous (direct to bone marrow) access.
Patrick’s expanded responsibilities will include assuming responsibility for the PAH Mortality Review Committee, standardization and coordination of RRT &/or CRT response extending to the Penn Medicine Washington Square and Tuttleman Center at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse facilities – as well as identifying and implementing other mortality prevention strategies in collaboration with UPHS entities.