Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) in Canada

Implementing spaced learning and directive feedback for “perfect practice”

A self-guided, fully digital cognitive and skills CPR-learning solution

Many healthcare providers do not perform CPR as a normal part of their daily practice, and some may rarely perform CPR after completing their training course. As CPR compression and ventilation skills degrade from lack of use and practice, so does the overall effectiveness of CPR. As the quality of CPR degrades, this can literally become a matter of life and death for patients. Fortunately, you don’t have to invest hours every day to improve and maintain your proficiency. Brief and regular practice in CPR – low-dose/high-frequency education – has been shown to lead to better skills.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) programs, supported and endorsed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, offer:

  • a high-reliability platform for simulation-based mastery learning that measures and verifies competence,
  • low-dose, high-frequency quality improvement sessions to prevent skill decay,
  • standardized skills assessment featuring real-time, audiovisual corrective feedback and performance summaries for high-quality CPR skills,
  • smart adaptive eLearning and self-directed skills assessment that support safely distanced education,
  • self-paced learning that can be completed at the point of care and as the providers’ schedules allow,
  • and co-branded AHA and Heart and Stroke eCertifications for Healthcare Provider (BLS), ALS, and PALS.
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Typical Skill Decay With Traditional-Training Once a Year Chart

“Traditional Basic Life Support training has been the standard for decades, but studies show CPR skills can decay within three to six months following this instruction. The design of the RQI programs bring consistency and frequency to resuscitation education, which are key to improving health care providers’ ability to deliver high-quality CPR when responding to cardiac arrest events. Ensuring every patient has the best chance of survival every time means eradicating ‘skills decay’ and building ‘skills mastery’.”

*Adam Cheng, Director, Research and Development, KidSIM Simulation Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary

“HeartCode has been a lifesaver for us. It allows us the flexibility for staffing to meet both our managers’ and associates’ schedules.”
Deb Torman, MBA, MEd, AT, ATC, EMT-P
Canada-South Bruce Grey Health Centre
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“The one major impact that RQI has had on my facilities is compliance. We had a very low compliance rate and now in just 1 year we are over 90% which has never happened in my 12 years in this position. I have the staff who are coming back on their own to complete their next quarter.”
Lesley Lambe, Education Consultant in Learning and Development at Eastern Health
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The time is now to save more lives. Learn how RQI can help.