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).


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.


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).


RQI will initially only affect ResidentsFellows, and Medical Students.


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Examples of Certificates (Med Students Only)

Examples of acceptable and non-acceptable resuscitation certificates.

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