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Ensuring Quality Patient Care at Tebow CURE through AHA Courses

Nurse Jaime, one of the basic life support training instructors, teaches the ward nurses how to properly use a resuscitation mask.


In the healthcare world, ensuring the highest quality patient care is paramount. Tebow CURE Children’s Hospital (Tebow CURE) and CURE International, as a network of hospitals operating around the globe, recognize this importance.

That’s why CURE Nurse Consultant Elisha Okaisu conducted a site and monitoring visit to Tebow CURE from July 31 to August 4, 2023, focusing on quality assessment and evaluating the basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) training conducted in the hospital in accordance with the American Heart Association (AHA).

BLS, ACLS, and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) are different levels of training and protocols designed to address specific medical emergencies. BLS teaches basic skills like chest compressions and automated external defibrillator use for immediate help in emergencies. ACLS is for healthcare providers and covers more advanced techniques for cardiac arrest and critical situations in adults. PALS is similar to ACLS but focuses on caring for children and infants.

The AHA, known for its commitment to enhancing healthcare quality through standardized training and guidelines, provides all training.

The monitoring visit ensures the hospital adheres to the AHA’s quality requirements. This involves training instructors so they are well-equipped to teach lifesaving skills, reviewing BLS and ACLS courses to guarantee they meet the AHA’s rigorous standards, and evaluating the management of the program to ensure proper documentation and correct student-instructor and student-mannequin ratios.


Elisha Okaisu is providing evaluations to the instructors, ensuring that the training aligns with the standards established by the American Heart Association (AHA).


A total of 19 medical professionals underwent AHA courses during Elisha’s visit. He offered valuable suggestions, such as recommending the instructors administer additional knowledge assessment questions individually to prevent bias, encouraging interactive reviews of practice tests, and fostering critical thinking among participants.

Elisha emphasized the importance of these trainings for strengthening CURE’s commitment to caring for our patients. “Not many hospitals look at it the way CURE does. This is very important, especially for the quality of patient care and outcomes. These trainings signify an investment, not just an expense, towards elevating patient outcomes and healthcare excellence.”

CURE International’s focus on training and development is exemplified through our investment in the competence and readiness of the medical professionals in our hospitals. By prioritizing these aspects, CURE fulfills our mission: to provide world-class medical care to the most vulnerable children with treatable disabilities.

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