AHA and Laerdal Provide Resuscitation Quality Improvement Mobile Sim Cart
Mobile simulation carts are a great way to add cost-effective training programs in most professional healthcare settings. Laerdal has partnered with the America Heart Association to provide Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) mobile training carts to improve CPR scores, and help save lives.
Many healthcare providers do not perform CPR as a normal part of their daily practice, and some may rarely perform CPR after their bi-annual training. As CPR compression and ventilation skills degrade from lack of use and practice, so does the overall effectiveness of CPR. As the quality of CPR degrades, this can literally become a matter of life and death for your patients.
Fortunately, you don’t have to invest hours every day to improve and maintain your proficiency. Brief and regular practice in CPR – low-dose/high-frequency training – has been shown to lead to better skills. The American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) program is a groundbreaking new approach to maintaining competence in CPR. The RQI program uses realistic eSimulation patient cases and a mobile Simulation Station, for quarterly psychomotor skills activities, to help healthcare providers retain life-saving CPR skills.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.