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RQI for Prehospital Systems

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

Helping Save More Lives

38%— National average survival for witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. We believe more can, and should, be done to improve survival.


Where you live should not determine if you live.

12-fold difference in survival from witnessed cardiac arrest.

Chart showing variability of survival rates in communities ranging from 5.6% to 71.4%


A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Educational Efficiency and local implementation saves lives.

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

Resuscitation Excellence

Effective education saves more lives than new clinical breakthroughs.

Traditional resuscitation courses are falling short. Provider’s skills decay over time and this has an impact on patient safety.