LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Children’s Hospital staff will soon be better trained in CPR thanks to new technology from the American Heart Association.
Arkansas Children’s is the first hospital in Arkansas to implement the resuscitation quality improvement program.
Right now, CPR course training is required once every two years but this new hands-on simulation station will give staff access to 10-minute sessions every three months.
Not only does it improve staff member’s skill set hospital leaders to believe it also boosts their confidence because they can see how they’re doing in real time.
“You don’t have to wait and wonder how I did. You know while you’re doing it. You can make your corrections. Again the muscle memory comes into play. And once you finish that once every three-month station, you know what you’re doing and you know you could come help save somebody,” says Grace Gephardt.
ACH plans to enroll all staff at its Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas locations over the next several months.