Implementation of a Low-Dose, High-Frequency Cardiac Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program in a Community Hospital

Dudzik et al. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2019;000:1-9

Importance of Conclusion

Over a 1-year period, the RQI provider course improved learner performance of compression and ventilation skills with an increase in performance scores, a decrease in the number of attempts to pass ventilation and an increase in CPR skills confidence.

Key Points

  • Providers demonstrated an increase of compression scores from a median score of 84% in Q1 to 89% in Q4.
  • For ventilation scores, providers decreased their number of attempts to pass from Q1 to Q4 with the number of attempts decreasing from 2 to 1.
  • Over half of participants (67.4%) agreed or strongly agreed that RQI was their preferred method of BLS training versus the traditional 2-year model.
  • 81.8% of participants provided feedback on what they like about the RQI program, including ands-on practice, real-time feedback, repetition and self-directed learning.
  • Pre- and post-RQI learning, participants responded with an increase in confidence of being able to perform basic life support.

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