Cardiac Arrest System Assessment

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

More people can survive cardiac arrest when the Chain of Survival is optimized. Weaknesses in any link reduces the chance of survival.

Measure to Improve

The Resuscitation Academy Cardiac Arrest System Assessment uncovers and prioritizes the most impactful opportunities to improve survival.

In collaboration with the Resuscitation Academy, we bring expertise in resuscitation science, technology and implementation to assist communities improve outcomes.

We’re making it easy for EMS systems to take the first step in improving cardiac arrest outcomes.

Survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) may be improved when best practices are implemented.

Knowing where, and how, to begin isn’t always clear.

The Cardiac Arrest System Assessment offers tools and services that help communities prioritize Chain of Survival improvement efforts.


Gain Critical insights into the steps to increasing survival

We’re committed to providing the best possible service to our citizens and to those who visit our city too. Improving cardiac arrest survival is complex. We recently invested in additional training and are implementing a cardiac arrest registry. The missing puzzle pieces became clearer to us after participating in the Resuscitation Academy Cardiac Arrest System Assessment.”

Rhoda Mae Kerr, MPA, CFO, EFO, City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Chief

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Case Study

We believe EMS systems can significantly improve survival from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). Before starting any resuscitation performance improvement initiative, measure your system’s current capabilities using our assessment.

From the moment a person collapses, everything in the pre-hospital realm must happen perfectly to save that person’s life.

Are you ready to take a stand to double survival of OHCA?

It only takes a few steps to get started.

Step 1


Step 2


  • Gather the information
  • Connect with others
  • Enter the data

Step 3


  • Receive results
  • Find opportunities
  • Create roadmap

Communities that measure their performance, outperform communities that don’t

For most U.S. communities, survival rates for VF witnessed cardiac arrests are dismal—averaging less than 10%. The Cardiac Arrest System Assessment uncovers and prioritizes the most impactful opportunities to improve survival.

Results driven
by data

From historic performance metrics to weighted scorecard benchmarking, RQI’s Cardiac Arrest System Assessment uses a data-driven approach to measure current success rates and set goals for a new standard of care.

Designed to create sustainable improvement

Best practices for implementing a sustainable quality improvement initiative, including data tracking, funding/grants, leadership support and activating community champions.

Brings together stakeholders for important conversations

With all stakeholders involved in a focused, metrics-driven discussion, your agency can make strides toward prioritizing improvement opportunities.

We’re devoted to our mission of protecting the people of Hilton Head Island and leading by example. We’ve worked hard over the past decade to bring our cardiac arrest survival rate to 50%. Although this is one of the highest survival rates in the nation, we won’t stop there. We know even more people can be saved. The Resuscitation Academy Cardiac Arrest System Assessment helped us identify our next steps on this journey.”

Chief Tadlock, Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Case Study

Gain further insights through our Consultative Services Program

From interviews and data collection by veteran Resuscitation Academy consultants to best practices for implementing a sustainable quality improvement initiative, the Cardiac Arrest System Assessment brings together all stakeholders for a focused discussion, then delivers insights and actionable recommendations to drive real change.



Collect detailed system data



Compare to current standard & similar systems



Identify strengths & opportunities



Create model for sustainable quality improvement

Grant Assistance

Need grant funding help?

We recognize the considerable amount of research and planning required in locating and applying for grant opportunities. This free grants assistance page is a resource for our customers in finding grants that fit the needs of your training programs.

These websites below can help you with:

  • Writing grant proposals
  • Helpful resources and research
  • Grant writing templates to help with your grant narrative
  • Researching grants specific to your region, project, or organization
  • Interpreting the grant process and understanding the terminology
  • Locating grant information from foundations and government agencies


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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.