Recently, members of DCEMS and other agencies participated in a super-user training for the RQI Partners, LLC system (a modernized, resuscitation training system), hosted by Harlem Township Division of Fire. Thanks to funding from the Delaware County Ohio Prehospital Care Board, all member EMS agencies will now have access to this.

Other agencies involved in the training included City of Delaware, Ohio – Government Fire Department, Liberty Township/Powell Fire Department, Concord Township Fire Department, BSTG Fire District, Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio Fire Department and Genoa Township Fire Department. What makes RQI unique is that it focuses on small chunks of frequent training on cardiac care skills included in the Basic, Advanced Cardiac, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses. Providers used to recertify on these courses once every two years, but now will practice their skills once every three months! This method has shown to be incredibly beneficial to the care delivered by prehospital providers and the patients we are called to serve. This is one way we are collaborating so that should they need it, the residents and visitors of Delaware County receive the best in prehospital care.

– Photos courtesy of Delaware County EMS