Researchers assessed the utility of a pilot teaching-learning experience to further the acquisition of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-phase experience concentrated on reviewing scientific literature; characterizing written local recommendations and shooting a video simulating initial attention to a cardiac arrest in pandemic conditions; and formulating a test to be answered by hospital health professionals. There were 121 subjects in the final sample. Forty-three percent each were doctors or nurses, 4.1% were nursing assistants and 9.9% were other providers. The results indicated that 89.3% of the participants had received earlier training in life support. More than 80% of subjects answered test questions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8 correctly, while questions 3 and 4 were answered correctly by 57.9% and 41.3%, respectively. All participants agreed that the video helped them refresh their life support skills and knowledge. "When on-site training is not possible, distance learning — as in our teaching-learning innovation because of the COVID-19 pandemic — may be a valid option to acquire/refresh cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills," the authors concluded.