Resuscitation Quality Improvement for Communities

A collaboration between RQI, An American heart association and Laedral program and Resuscitation Academy

38% — National average survival rate for witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

How does your community compare?

Here are some resources for city managers, business administrators and governing officials to start a conversation about cardiac arrest survival rates in your community.

Where you live should not determine IF you live

What does the data show?


See what’s possible

Learn how communities around the country have demonstrated a successful approach to continuously improving survival from cardiac arrest.

Chain of survival diagram. Detailed description below diagram.
Detailed description of the diagram
Chain of survival diagram:
  • Step 1: Bystander calls for help and starts CPR
  • Step 2: Dispatcher activates resources and coaches quality T-CPR
  • Step 3: First Responders or EMTs provide high-performance CPR and defibrillate
  • Step 4: Paramedics provide advanced life support
  • Step 5: Hospital provides post resuscitation care

Benchmark your community’s performance

Start a dialogue by asking your EMS, fire and public safety teams these six questions about what you’re currently measuring – or not measuring.


Create enormous impact with an inexpensive investment

You can lead your community by working to provide a world where no one dies from sudden cardiac arrest.

The time is now to save more lives. Learn how RQI can help.

The time is now to save more lives. Learn how RQI can help.

The time is now to save more lives. Learn how RQI can help.