Innovative CPR Training Program

October 28, 2016

Woman’s Leads Louisiana with Innovative CPR Training Program to Improve Patient Care

Woman’s Hospital is the first facility in Louisiana to implement the American Heart Association Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Complete Program. This program uses a mobile simulation station to provide real-time audio/visual feedback and record staff performance through a “low dose, high frequency” method of training. This new technology helps staff keep their skills sharp through quarterly CPR practice and improve patient care.
The RQI Complete Program will be implemented in two phases: RQI Complete and RQI Quarterly, which is where staff receives the ongoing training and performance evaluation.
  1. The RQI Complete phase will allow Woman’s staff to renew their Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certifications.
  2. The RQI Quarterly phase uses realistic patient cases through a mobile cid:image002.png@01D2101F.F33E4260simulation station that provides real-time audio/visual feedback and archives performance data in a learning management system. This data will track and document individual performance, allowing healthcare providers to improve their skill-set and maintain their CPR proficiencies, thus improving the quality of patient care.

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