THE AHA SKILLS SESSION – IS IT GOING TO BE A TEST? OR MORE OF A LEARNING SESSION?

Code One’s BEACON Individual Skills Appointments are part test and part learning. They’re blended and delivered in a compact and convenient one-on-one session. Learners are tested on required skills to ensure they can perform high-quality CPR. All of our BEACON programs have a skills validation component. The only exception is BEACON Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens.

Skills testing is done in a low-stress environment with instant feedback to encourage on-the-fly correction and multiple attempts to get each skill right.

The BLS skills test, for example, is conducted using computerized manikins. They provide immediate feedback to the learner on a variety of elements. 


Some examples of what the manikin will announce are:

  • When chest compressions are too fast or too slow
  • When compressions are not deep enough
  • If you’re not allowing full recoil
  • When hand placement is off
  • If you’re performing the skill well. 

These instructions allow the learner to make real-time corrections during the test. They are graded on overall performance.  Learners are provided multiple attempts on each skill if they are not successful.

Our goal during BEACON Individual Skills Appointments is for skills performance to be objectively validated. We want to ensure the learner feels comfortable and confident in the knowledge they need to put their training into action.

This is accomplished using RQI1Stop technology. On top of that, we have a live instructor present throughout the session. They connect virtually and are able to guide the learner through their skill session, review key points, and answer questions.

Validated Skills Improve Patient Outcomes

Evidence has demonstrated time and time again that high-quality CPR serves as the foundation for successful resuscitation.  Using new technology such as RQI1Stop, Code One is able to verify that learners who are issued a CPR card possess the skills to perform high-quality CPR in real life situations.

Learn more about how our BEACON courses work.

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