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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:15pm

Nominees announced for 2nd District Court vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY – The 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission has selected nominees for a vacancy on the 2nd District Court.  The vacancy results from the retirement of Judge W. Brent West, effective Dec. 29, 2017.  The 2nd Judicial District includes Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties.  

The nominees for the vacancy are: Catherine Conklin, commissioner, Second District Court; Michael Edwards, owner/attorney, Michael S. Edwards, Attorney at Law, PLLC; Gregory Moesinger, shareholder, Kirton McConkie; Camille Neider, owner/attorney, Hutchison Neider; Reuben Renstrom, judge, South Ogden Justice Court, South Weber Justice Court, Harrisville Justice Court, Riverdale Justice Court, Woods Cross Justice Court.

Written comments can be submitted to the 2nd District Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Mark Johnson at judicialvacancies@utah.gov or Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, P.O. Box 142330, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2330.  The deadline for written comments is noon Oct. 20, 2017. The Nominating Commission may request further information or conduct an investigation of the nominees after reviewing public comments.  After the public comment period, the names will be sent to Gov. Gary R. Herbert, who will have 30 days to make an appointment. Gov. Herbert’s appointee is subject to confirmation by the Utah Senate.


SOUTH DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Implements American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI®) Program to increase patient survival New dynamic training solution maximizes providers’ time and skills to improve patient care Bountiful, Utah, October 11, 2017 — More than 200,000 in-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually and the survival rate from adult in-hospital cardiac arrest is only 25 percent. CPR may seem to be a basic skill for healthcare providers but research has shown that psychomotor skills related to resuscitation can decay within just three to six months – far before the two-year standard when basic and advanced life support skills are currently evaluated. SOUTH DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (SDCH) knows the importance of high-quality CPR in saving more lives. That’s why it implemented the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program (AHA RQI Program) to help staff maintain skill competency and achieve better patient outcomes through regular, low-dose/high-frequency high-quality CPR training. As the first facility in Utah to sign an agreement for this program, SDCH started the process in December 2016 with months of training and preparations to officially implement RQI and introduce it to staff in May 2017. The Hospital is now in its 3rd quarter and has had 100% participation in completion of initial RQI training and will start the rotation of routine maintenance of CPR competency. “This innovative approach to CPR education assists in our commitment to improving patient outcomes and ensures that our employees receive the most efficient and life-saving training available,” said SDCH President & CEO, David A. Bland. The program came to the attention of SDCH when our in-house clinical instructor, Brian Cook, attended the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in 2015. “Brian could see that the RQI program would be the future of training for our organization,” added Mr. Bland. RQI is the latest evolution of dynamic CPR training bringing the learning technology and simulation stations directly to the provider. The subscription-based training program provides the same cognitive and skills modules as a traditional CPR training program, but delivers it quarterly rather than every two years to ensure resuscitation skills remain high. SDCH Medical Campus Nonprofit Specialty Care Services Specialty Hospital of Utah ~ Orchard Cove Orthopaedic Rehabilitation ~ Barton Creek Assisted Living ~ South Davis Home Health & Hospice ~ SDCH Foundation 401 South 400 East ~ Bountiful, Utah 84010 ~ 801-295-2361 ~ FAX 801.295.1398 ~ www.sdch.com “The American Heart Association created RQI to teach healthcare providers high-quality CPR in a more effective, concise and convenient way that drives them to practice and retain these skills with confidence,” said Russell Griffin, American Heart Association RQI Program director “We are so glad SOUTH DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL decided to implement RQI and make high-quality CPR a priority in order to improve patient care and help save more lives,” said Griffin. RQI is intended to improve Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) skills, while making training more convenient for healthcare providers. Students can take the cognitive components of testing online and then test their psychomotor skills with realtime feedback by performing CPR at mobile Simulation Stations equipped with adult and infant manikins. Stations can be placed in on hospital floors, meaning healthcare providers reduce time away from their patients because they aren’t taking time off from work to learn the training and be tested in a classroom course. At each RQI Station, a tablet connects the student to training material and provides helpful audiovisual feedback for compressions and ventilations, monitors the quality of performance, and provides reinforcement or suggestions for improvement. The 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC and the 2013 CPR Quality Consensus Statement state that high-quality CPR should be recognized as the foundation for all other resuscitative efforts because it increases patient survival. The AHA RQI program helps provide better CPR. Learn more about the problem of rapid skills decay and the solution that RQI offers at www.heart.org/RQI. About Hospital South Davis Community Hospital (SDCH) is a nonprofit specialty care organization providing highly skilled and post-acute care services since 1977. The SDCH health care campus of services includes Long Term Acute Care (LTAC), Skilled Nursing Care, Pediatric Specialty Care, Advanced Respiratory Therapy, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Assisted Living, Hospice, and Home Health care.

SDCH Medical Campus Nonprofit Specialty Care Services Specialty Hospital of Utah ~ Orchard Cove Orthopaedic Rehabilitation ~ Barton Creek Assisted Living ~ South Davis Home Health & Hospice ~ SDCH Foundation 401 South 400 East ~ Bountiful, Utah 84010 ~ 801-295-2361 ~ FAX 801.295.1398 ~ www.sdch.com