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East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Welcome to RQI

Let’s Save More Lives Together

Welcome, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for making the commitment to save more lives from cardiac arrest. Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) is being implemented across your system. This innovative program will change and improve how you complete CPR education.


Rethinking CPR education delivery and quality

Nurse practicing CPR

Being part of a movement

Low-dose, high-frequency education is the foundation of the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) programs that measure and verify competence, to help healthcare providers retain life-saving skills.

Low-dose, high-frequency education (quarterly instead of annual training) is proven to sustain knowledge and skills more effectively over time and at a higher level of quality. This leads to high-quality CPR performance and competence, in turn maximising lifesaving outcomes from cardiac arrest.

The page is dedicated to providing all of the supporting scientific evidence around our programs and is continuously updates as new articles are released.

Perfect practice makes perfect

Why Performance in CPR Training Matters

The clinical science is clear: CPR skills decay rapidly, requiring quarterly refreshers to maintain competence. With RQI, staff learn on their own schedule, at the point of care. Simulation stations conveniently located throughout the organisation make it easy to incorporate brief skills refreshers every 90 days into normal workflow. RQI brings quality BLS education straight to staff, enhancing patient care instead of interrupting it. RQI is the only program proven to achieve clinical competence in high-quality CPR.​

How RQI can make perfect practice easier

  1. RQI is delivered through individually accessed stations within your hospital, with robust cleaning guidelines to ensure safety for each user.
  2. RQI can be completed on your own schedule, rather than a specific class time. Simulation stations can be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  3. RQI provides continuity of education when unprecedented situations arise that make traditional face to face education impractical.
  4. RQI supports Resuscitation Council UK 2021 Guidelines and suggestions in the ILCOR CoSTR for use of simulation-based learning, feedback devices, and a spaced learning model.

How it works

How RQI Program Works

Learners begin the RQI program with an Entry Assignment. Once completed, the perpetual curriculum commences. Hands-on skills sessions are completed quarterly and eLearning modules in the forms of eSimulations are assigned once a year. After one cycle of the curriculum, it starts at the first quarter sessions again.

Getting started with RQI

RQI User Tutorial

Learn about the RQI Simulation Station, program details, results and feedback, as well as the cognitive learning portion.

Becoming an RQI SuperUser?

As a SuperUser, your role is to understand the value of high-quality CPR and be an advocate for it and help explain the principles of RQI to learners. You will be a resource person for those who may be struggling and an expert on resources available for RQI at your facility.

To sign up for SuperUser training, please email