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RQI Programs

RQI Programs

The Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) program is the only data-driven, evidence-based program that verifies skills competence in healthcare workers and provide insights for organizational improvement. RQI satisfies the resuscitation requirements set forth by The Joint Commission and other accrediting agencies.

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Modernized resuscitation training solutions

RQI programs aim to improve patient survival from sudden cardiac arrest. The low-dose, high-frequency method of deliberate quarterly practice with RQI has been proven to increase staff competence in resuscitation skills and knowledge.

Through a partnership between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical, RQI Partners was formed as the service provider for programs that combine the latest resuscitation science and simulation technology, while promoting the maintenance of high-quality CPR skills.

Over 1,453,000 healthcare providers have enrolled in the RQI program since 2018, resulting in millions of learners around the world ready to effectively respond to sudden cardiac arrest both inside and outside hospitals.

RQI is the only solution that protects your resuscitation program investment by offering a subscription-based model which eliminates turnover training costs by allowing you to reuse seats for staff replacement. The digital-first approach lets healthcare providers learn anywhere, anytime, with less time in a classroom and more time spent with patients.


Knowledge

Knowledge

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Knowledge

The RQI Program meets the American Heart Association's (AHA) recommendation for high-quality CPR. Learners verify competence through a low-dose, high-frequency approach that features quarterly refreshers of hands-on skills and cognitive training. RQI 2025 learners can complete healthcare provider BLS, ALS and PALS certifications as well as responder certifications designed for ancillary and support staff.


Skills

Skills

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Skills

The RQI Program features cognitive e-learning assessments every three months, with skills practice at the point of care. Learners complete deliberate, engaged practice at the RQI Simulation Station and receive real-time feedback to master essential skills. Verified competency is critical to our goal of improving survival outcomes and saving lives from cardiac arrest.


Analytics

Analytics

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Analytics

RQI collects and analyzes performance data from learners and presents aggregated results in an intuitive fashion. Administrators can use analytics to understand the current state of the RQI Program and focus on trends and areas for improvement. This data can optimize training efforts and ultimately help save more lives.


Verified Competence

Verified Competence

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Verified Competence

RQI verifies competence by collecting performance data. Research shows that self-reported confidence does not always correlate with demonstrated competence in high-quality CPR skills. RQI learners have improved their overall high-quality CPR scores as well as scores on specific skills. Adult compressions, adult ventilation and infant compressions scores all increased, demonstrating verified competence.


Clinical Data

Clinical Data

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Clinical Data

RQI Partners and the AHA's Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation (GWTG-R) program collect data to improve cardiac arrest outcomes globally. Data captured through the RQI learning platform enhances data in the GWTG-R clinical registry to evaluate trends and improve patient outcomes. This data also supports the development of future resuscitation guidelines.


Impact

Impact

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Impact

CPR skills mastery with RQI promotes staff satisfaction and organizational quality improvement, often while saving money. Training empowers employees to confidently respond to cardiac arrest events by retaining their knowledge and skills over time. Data supports continuous quality improvement, and the digital delivery approach frequently cuts costs compared with instructor-led training.


Knowledge

Knowledge

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Knowledge

The RQI Program meets the American Heart Association's (AHA) recommendation for high-quality CPR. Learners verify competence through a low-dose, high-frequency approach that features quarterly refreshers of hands-on skills and cognitive training. RQI 2025 learners can complete healthcare provider BLS, ALS and PALS certifications as well as responder certifications designed for ancillary and support staff.


Skills

Skills

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Skills

The RQI Program features cognitive e-learning assessments every three months, with skills practice at the point of care. Learners complete deliberate, engaged practice at the RQI Simulation Station and receive real-time feedback to master essential skills. Verified competency is critical to our goal of improving survival outcomes and saving lives from cardiac arrest.


Analytics

Analytics

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Analytics

RQI collects and analyzes performance data from learners and presents aggregated results in an intuitive fashion. Administrators can use analytics to understand the current state of the RQI Program and focus on trends and areas for improvement. This data can optimize training efforts and ultimately help save more lives.


Verified Competence

Verified Competence

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Verified Competence

RQI verifies competence by collecting performance data. Research shows that self-reported confidence does not always correlate with demonstrated competence in high-quality CPR skills. RQI learners have improved their overall high-quality CPR scores as well as scores on specific skills. Adult compressions, adult ventilation and infant compressions scores all increased, demonstrating verified competence.


Clinical Data

Clinical Data

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Clinical Data

RQI Partners and the AHA's Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation (GWTG-R) program collect data to improve cardiac arrest outcomes globally. Data captured through the RQI learning platform enhances data in the GWTG-R clinical registry to evaluate trends and improve patient outcomes. This data also supports the development of future resuscitation guidelines.


Impact

Impact

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Impact

CPR skills mastery with RQI promotes staff satisfaction and organizational quality improvement, often while saving money. Training empowers employees to confidently respond to cardiac arrest events by retaining their knowledge and skills over time. Data supports continuous quality improvement, and the digital delivery approach frequently cuts costs compared with instructor-led training.

ILCOR

10 Steps Identified to Improve In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

To address a growing need to improve standards for responding to in-hospital cardiac arrest, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation has identified 10 steps that can lead to better patient outcomes and survival.

Foundational Programs

RQI Healthcare Provider

ACLS & PALS

RQI curricula offer the highest standard in CPR training. Digital programs combine online learning modules and simulation-based, hands-on skills training. RQI focuses on continued skills mastery with quarterly refresher sessions, a proven way to stave off skills decay.

Typically, in-classroom training averages 4-6 hours every 2 years, removing staff from the patient bedside. RQI requires 48% less training time and is self-administered quarterly.

RQI foundational programs include:
  • Healthcare Provider for Basic Life Support (BLS). Verified competence in basic life support for adults, children and infants.
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS). An extension of RQI Healthcare Provider that verifies competence of advanced life support and skills.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). An extension of RQI Healthcare Provider that verifies competence of pediatric advanced life support and skills.
  • Responder for Hands-Only CPR. A program specially designed for non-clinical healthcare employees not directly involved in patient care.
RQI Healthcare Provider
HeartCode

HeartCode

HeartCode and HeartCode Complete offer on-demand e-learning to meet learners on their own schedules. The programs use true adaptive learning to tailor the pace and training to each participant. HeartCode includes BLS, ALS and PALS and either instructor-led or simulation-based, hands-on skills training.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) prepares healthcare providers and teams with an evidence-based approach to care for newborns in need. RQI Partners is the only organization offering NRP 8th Edition in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Choose from two delivery methods: NRP Instructor-Led and RQI for NRP.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Responder

Additional Programs Offered

  • RQI for Teams: Prehospital
  • RQI Telecommunicator CPR
  • RQI Go Program

Quarterly Education

How quarterly education boosts high-quality CPR

Research has found that CPR skills begin to decay just three months after training. Quarterly refreshers help learners maintain high-quality CPR skills. This keeps healthcare workers ready to respond and save lives. With RQI programs, learners get real-time visual and audio feedback and can complete the training on their schedules.

RQI Analytics

Understand. Focus. Improve.

RQI Analytics examines education performance data from participants and presents aggregate results in an intuitive, easy-to-digest fashion. RQI Analytics are designed to help you understand the current state of your RQI program and to use data to focus on trends and areas for improvement. Analytics for RQI allows you to gain valuable performance insight to further optimize training efforts, enhance your continuous quality improvement measures, and ultimately help save more lives.

Why Quarterly Education Matters

Our programs replace highly variable instructor-led training with consistent on-demand content that is adaptable to the Individual learner. Our solution includes objective, real time visual and audio feedback, reinforced by regular practice intervals to ensure knowledge retention.

The Learner Journey Diagram. Extended description below chart.

Detailed description of the chart

The program entry starts with enrollment, prep assignment and entry assignment. The continuous learning to verify competence and build confidence is our curriculum cycle which is broken into quarterly sessions consisting of eLearning Cognitive Assessment Activities, core skills (course dependent). Baseline skills with debrief in Session 4. Upon successful completion, participants may be eligible to earn CME credits.

The program entry starts with enrollment, prep assignment and entry assignment. The continuous learning to verify competence and build confidence is our curriculum cycle which is broken into quarterly sessions consisting of eLearning Cognitive Assessment Activities, core skills (course dependent). Baseline skills with debrief in Session 4. Upon successful completion, participants may be eligible to earn CME credits.

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Heidi Dixon, RN
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“With RQI, you almost become entirely retrained on CPR because now you’re doing it at the right rate and depth — it’s like a whole new ball game.”
Heidi Dixon, RN
Charge Nurse, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Harrison Medical Center
David Slattery, MD
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“I’ve visibly noticed our ventilation rates decrease and move into very safe zones over time — and this has occurred without prompting or specific focus. RQI has lowered our ventilation rates, and our muscle memory has shifted.”
David Slattery, MD
EMS Medical Director, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
Michael Kurz, MD
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“It’s the idea that my employees get to touch, see and perform high-quality CPR every three months — regardless of their schedule, when they’re working, or which patients they’re treating. Their ability to maintain mastery and proficiency, for me, is what sells this program.”
Michael Kurz, MD, MS, FACEP, FAHA
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, UAB Hospital
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The science behind the quality improvement methodology

Journey to Quality

Journey to Quality

Consistent training puts learners on a journey toward mastery of high-quality CPR skills.

Utstein Formula for Survival

Utstein Formula for Survival

RQI supports each element with evidence-based, adaptive learning available through a digital platform.

area9 The Leader in Adaptive Learning systems

True Adaptive Learning

Powered by Area9 Lyceum, courses adapt, tailoring content to the individual learner’s needs.

American Heart Association 2020 CPR & ECC Guidelines

AHA Guidelines

Learning modules incorporate the latest AHA guidelines to ensure learners always have training in best practices.

Highlights of the 2020 American Heart association Guidelines for CPR & ECC

AHA Reference Library

Stay up to date with access to resources on the latest resuscitation science and international guidelines.

American Heart association Get With the Guidelines Resuscitation

Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation (GWTG®-R) Essentials.

Included with RQI, GWTG-R monitors trends and helps organizations improve outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest.

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I feel like my organization has given us a gift. They’ve invested in our nursing staff to provide this excellent program in RQI. We’re able to get our skills, our knowledge, and be on the cutting edge of the best care possible for our patients.

Will Bean – Emergency Department & Float Nurse Manager
St. Charles Health System in Madras, Oregon

I feel like my organization has given us a gift. They’ve invested in our nursing staff to provide this excellent program in RQI. We’re able to get our skills, our knowledge, and be on the cutting edge of the best care possible for our patients.

Will Bean – Emergency Department & Float Nurse Manager
St. Charles Health System in Madras, Oregon

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Communities

The expectation to provide the right care at the right time is constantly changing for healthcare providers. Digital health investments require both modernization and organizational transformation. RQI Partners’ modernized digital delivery of American Heart Association™ CPR training verifies healthcare providers are prepared to deliver great CPR.

Continuing Education Commitment

RQI programs comprehensively address the competency-based requirements for accreditation as established by The Joint Commission, which are focused on competence, interactive verification of knowledge and skills and promoting a culture of safety.

Continuing Education Commitment