University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Let’s save more lives together

Welcome University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Thank you for making the commitment to save more lives from cardiac arrest by adopting the digital resuscitation portfolio of American Heart Association programs.

These innovative programs will change and improve how you complete CPR training.

A message from Brian Eigel, PhD
Chief Operating Officer of RQI Partners

Leaders in Resuscitation Excellence, Your Partners In Innovation

American Heart Association programs are the Gold Standard for quality and efficacy you can rely pm to protect your staff and patients, and ensure your mission to provide the highest quality of care.

Widely recognized as the leader in resuscitation science and education, the AHA sets the standard for resuscitation quality and cardiac care in the United States. AHA is the only US organization that is part of ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) and the source for CPR Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines in North America.

Through AHA programs such as HeartCode® and Resuscitation Quality Improvement®, you can deliver this unparalleled legacy of resuscitation science, technology and educational quality. It’s not just about legacy, though – it’s about innovation. AHA innovation goes beyond the limits of today’s training programs to transform organizations to resuscitation excellence and save more lives.

These innovative programs will change and improve how you complete CPR training.

THE DIGITAL PORTFOLIO:

The American Heart Association digital resuscitation portfolio is the preferred solution to uniquely and efficiently deliver safe and effective CPR quality improvement.

Our digital programs – deeply rooted in the latest science – lead healthcare organizations on an immediate journey to high-quality and verified CPR competence to maximize lifesaving outcomes.

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THE TIME FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS NOW

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Cost
Savings

Maximize Cost Improvement and protect your investment. RQI solutions often result in cost savings, especially for organizations currently using traditional instructor-led training models.

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Staff
Satisfaction

Employees in healthcare want to make a difference in patients’ lives. RQI solutions help employees feel prepared and empowered to respond in a life-threatening cardiac arrest event.

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Competence & Quality Improvement

Learners using RQI solutions retain CPR knowledge and skills more effectively over time.

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What is RQI?

RQI stands for Resuscitation Quality Improvement.

This program created American Heart Association is a groundbreaking new approach to maintaining competence in CPR. The RQI Program uses True Adaptive learning in a Simulation Station for quarterly psychomotor skills activities, to help healthcare providers retain life-saving CPR skills.

How does RQI work?

RQI learners are assigned a course or courses: RQI Healthcare Provider (includes BLS), RQI ALS, RQI PALS. Learners have a slightly longer introductory session to each course in the initial quarter. Each subsequent quarter features shorter low-dose, high-frequency training with eLearning and skills practice.

RQI eCredentials, representing the gold standard of verified competence in high-quality CPR, are issued with ongoing course completion. Learners can also download a free, traditional two-year American Heart Association eCard. CE/CME credits can be claimed at the completion of all four quarters (0.75 credits for RQI Provider; 1.75 credits for RQI ALS and RQI PALS, respectively).

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RQI FAQs

RQI FAQs

Why is RQI better than other resuscitation education?

  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.
  3. RQI provides continuity of training when unprecedented situations arise and other methods of training, such as the classroom, may compromise learner safety.
  4. RQI is integrated seamlessly with American Heart Association science.
  5. Low-dose, high-frequency training (quarterly training instead of once every two years) 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 maximizing lifesaving outcomes from cardiac arrest.

There are many other reasons why RQI is the ideal program for resuscitation education. Please contact your RQI administrator for more information.

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Lifesaving education outside the hospital campus

The RQI-P GO simulation station has been created to enable healthcare systems to provide the RQI program to learners who may not have access to a primary location with traditional Simulation Stations.

Digital Innovation: The new RQI® for NRP®

The American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program will now be offered within the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® principles of mastery learning, including quarterly, self-directed learning, providing an RQI for NRP e-credential that verifies competence in neonatal resuscitation.

Developed with leading experts in neonatal resuscitation science and education, the RQI Neonatal Resuscitation Program efficiently and safely delivers effective and individual education and skills refreshers in brief quarterly sessions that achieve and verify competence and confidence for NRP Essential providers in treating a low-frequency, high-acuity neonatal resuscitation event.

As members of the RQI Community, RQI for NRP hospitals achieve the full benefits of the RQI digital resuscitation platform—the operational efficiencies that lower costs, seamless program updates including all disciplines of BLS, ALS, PALS and NRP, and a continuous system of support focused on achieving a program of resuscitation excellence to help save more babies’ lives.

RQI for NRP will be available for assignments in June, 2021.

Why is digital resuscitation education superior to traditional education models?

The digital portfolio includes a low-dose, high-frequency approach to mastery learning and practice that provides repetition for the consolidation of knowledge and skill into long-term memory vs a one-time massed training.

The RQI® digital portfolio of American Heart Association programs provide safe, distanced, and self-directed resuscitation education, ensuring continuity of education and quality improvement for high-quality CPR.

Education Resilience

Free-standing skill stations placed throughout the healthcare facility, deliver RQI low-dose, high-frequency digital resuscitation education. Stations provide self-directed, real-time feedback to coach the learner to perfection. This quarterly skills requirement take only 10 – 15 minutes.

Find out how to your staff can start saving more lives today

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