Resuscitation Quality Improvement

Over the coming months, IU Health will fully transition to Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) for this training. Historically, caregivers have been required to attend classroom training for American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Pediatric Life Support (PALS).

WHAT IS RQI?

RQI is a new program from American Heart Association for BLS, ACLS, and PALS training. This innovative, new approach to life support training eliminates the need to attend instructor-led classes. There are two main components of RQI completed on a quarterly basis:
  • A core skills competency portion (approximately 5 to 7 minutes that team members will complete at RQI Stations conveniently located at or near the workplace), and
  • An “eSim” (interactive, web-based training) that may be completed (In about 20 minutes) at any computer.

WHY RQI?

RQI provides quarterly exposure to simulation scenarios and skills practice, which prevents the natural decline in skills and knowledge that occurs with bi-annual classroom sessions. A two-year pilot of this program for staff at IU Health Methodist Hospital had positive outcomes on skills quality, eliminating scheduling challenges, improving compliance and increasing team member satisfaction.

RQI training has already been implemented at IU Health Methodist, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

In 2020, IU Health will implement RQI for residents and fellows who are required to fulfill requirements for American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

WHO IS AFFECTED?

RQI will initially only affect Residents and Fellows. Medical Students will continue to go to courses and sign up via the calendar below. There is a plan in place to migrate Medical Students onto the RQI Platform in 2020, but it will likely not be until later in the year.

WHEN WILL RQI BE IMPLEMENTED?

RQI Go Live is 1/20/2020. Once assigned, learners using RQI will be required to maintain quarterly completion of skills and online modules to maintain AHA e-credentials.



Additional Resources

Questions

Phone | 317.962.2222

Email | docs@iuhealth.org

 

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RQI Informational Videos

The videos below are some informational videos about RQI:

How RQI Works

RQI ACLS & PALS

RQI ACLS & PALS for Internet Explorer

RQI Care & Mainenance

RQI BLS Simulation

RQI Start Instructions

Examples of Certificates (Med Students Only)

Examples of acceptable and non-acceptable resuscitation certificates.

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Medical Student Course Calendar

IUSM current, and incoming Medical Students are eligible to utilize IU Health's no cost AHA BLS resuscitation training. The training is provided through the Emergency Training Institute at IU Health Methodist Hospital.  Classes are provided on a first come first serve basis and seating is limited for advanced certification courses. 

The calendar below is a list of all course offerings currently available at IU Health. Medical students can register for BLS only courses using the calendar below*. Courses may be added, changed or removed based on volume and resource availability.  Courses are typically published 6 weeks prior to start of new month.

IMPORTANTStudents must arrive prior to the beginning of class.  Attendees that arrive late may be turned away in accordance with the American Heart Association (AHA) Training Guidelines no one is permitted to enter the classroom after approximately 5 minutes after the course scheduled start time.  Walk in's are not accepted.

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