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Why RQI?

Verified CPR competence is the new standard of care. The RQI 2025 programs can train your organization to deliver high-quality CPR to your patients and at a lower cost than traditional programs.

The RQI 2025 programs follow a low-dose, high-frequency model with quarterly skills refreshers. The program provides mastery learning via deliberate practice, implemented through quality improvement sessions that measure and verify competence.

We share a common mission of saving lives and improving the health of communities. RQI minimizes skills decay with verified competence to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.

Every year, more than 200,000 cardiac arrests occur in U.S. hospitals. However, only 25% of patients survive, with a three-fold variation across hospitals. Administering high-quality CPR is critical to improving outcomes and is the last chance for survival from cardiac arrest.

Studies show that the conventional two-year basic life support training cycle is not optimal for achieving the mastery learning of high-quality CPR skills needed to save more lives. Skills begin to decay in as few as three months after training. Quarterly skills refreshers promote ongoing skill mastery, so healthcare professionals are prepared to save lives during a cardiac arrest emergency.

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The RQI 2025 portfolio includes six programs. Learners receive an eCredential for completion of each program. RQI satisfies requirements for providers and accreditation requirements for hospitals. Programs available include:

  • RQI Healthcare Provider
  • RQI for NRP
  • RQI Responder, geared for ancillary and support staff at RQI hospitals
  • RQI for Teams: Prehospital

RQI eCredentials

RQI 2025 programs provide the learner with an eCredential that verifies the learner has demonstrated competence in the gold standard of high-quality CPR mastery by the American Heart Association with quarterly verified competence.

RQI Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS)

RQI Healthcare Provider BLS verifies competence in basic life support for adult, child and infant patients. Learners demonstrate knowledge via eLearning cognitive assessment activities and perform CPR skills on the RQI Simulation Station. Successful participation results in RQI verified eCredential and CME/CE credit.

The program uses True Adaptive learning & the RQI Simulation Station to teach, reinforce and drive mastery of knowledge & skill of the AHA 2020 Guidelines for BLS and EMS. The program consists of an online & hands-on session completed every quarter to verify high-quality CPR competence.

Basic Life Support
Advanced Life Support

RQI Healthcare Advanced Life Support (ALS)

RQI Healthcare ALS verifies competence in advanced life support for adult patients. This program is an extension of RQI Healthcare Provider. Learners demonstrate knowledge via eLearning cognitive assessment activities; core skills in the Provider program are not repeated in ALS. Successful participation results in RQI verified eCredential and CME/CE credit.

RQI Healthcare Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

RQI Healthcare PALS verifies competence in pediatric advanced life support for infants and children. This program is an extension of RQI Healthcare Provider. Learners demonstrate knowledge via eLearning cognitive assessment activities; core skills in the Provider program are not repeated in PALS. Successful participation results in RQI verified eCredential and CME/CE credit.

Pediatric Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program

RQI for NRP®

The American Academy of Pediatrics internationally recognized Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) is now available as a digital program within the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI®) program. This exciting new offering provides NRP providers and instructors improved lifesaving skills with a low-dose, high-frequency education model. Click here for more about the program.

RQI Responder

A wholly new program for hospital employees not directly involved in patient care. RQI Responder verifies competence in Hands-Only CPR, preparing non-clinical support staff to respond effectively and efficiently to a cardiac arrest. Successful participation twice per year results in an RQI eCredential, but does not provide CME/CE credit.

Prehospital Team
RQI for Teams Prehospital

RQI for Teams: Prehospital

RQI for Teams: Prehospital is the only commercial solution that presents the Resuscitation Academy’s HPCPR process. Through a cognitive, cloud-based learning platform, learners have the unique ability to learn from the Seattle-King County Medic One faculty and subject matter experts on their tried-and-true strategies to maximize performance and minimize gaps during cardiac arrest. With a state-of-the-art high-fidelity CPR training system designed to provide real-time feedback and advanced video debriefing technology, learners are provided the tools and resources to master their skills.

Curricula Design

Learners are enrolled in RQI programs along one of two pathways based on their foundational knowledge: RQI Healthcare Provider Entry or Healthcare Provider Prep. Determining the pathway to begin RQI is at the discretion of the organization’s policy and/or RQI Administrator. Upon successful pathway completion, the learner will begin the RQI Healthcare Provider Perpetual Curriculum on the first day of the following quarter. Learners will then verify competence of their high-quality CPR skills and cognitive knowledge quarterly.

RQI 2025 Healthcare Provider Entry

Designed for learners that have an existing foundation of basic life support knowledge and are ready to enter a low-dose, high-frequency learning environment. Experienced providers can demonstrate their resuscitation knowledge by taking an entry exam and verifying competence in their high-quality CPR skills.

Delivered as a 20-question exam through the Rhapsode platform. Providers must score at least 75% to complete the course. The exam can be taken multiple times but must be completed in one sitting.

RQI 2025 Healthcare Provider Prep

Designed for learners that need to build a foundation of basic life support knowledge before entering a low-dose, high-frequency program. The online, self-directed course will provide learners the ability to learn, apply and validate their clinical knowledge via e-learning, probes and cognitive assessment activities. The learner will also be required to demonstrate high-quality skills competency.

Delivered as a True Adaptive online course on the Rhapsode platform. Learners must achieve 100% on all learning objectives to complete the course. This assignment can be completed in multiple sittings if needed.

The Learner Journey

To transform resuscitation practices, RQI embeds the proven elements of mastery learning cited in the AHA’s Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest and 2020 Education Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

The RQI curricula consists of both skills assessments and cognitive assessments delivered in a low-dose, high-frequency format to achieve mastery learning. Using a unique blend of cognitive learning and applied skills practice, our mastery learning model delivers content via True Adaptive learning and deliberate practice. Online, scenario-based cognitive assessments are administered on a fixed schedule and paired with psychomotor skills assessments completed at the RQI Simulation Station.

Compliance with core skills and cognitive assessment activities will result in active AHA eCredential status. This status updates quarterly with the successful completion of all assigned activities. Delivering knowledge and skills practice quarterly rather than on a traditional two-year training cycle mitigates skills decay, which translates into saving more lives.

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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.

RQI Analytics

RQI Analytics examines training performance data from participants in the Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program and presents data insights in an intuitive, easy-to-use dashboard. RQI Analytics allows administrators to track compliance and find ways to continue improving CPR skills for better outcomes across the organization.

RQI Analytics