by Internet Medical Society
To help healthcare professionals keep up with increasing demand for emergency department care, Health Education Solutions (HES), a leading provider of online healthcare certification courses including HeartCode® ACLS, today released an Emergency Department health education article special section. This collection of informational articles is designed to help emergency department professionals equip themselves with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively care for more patients and prepare themselves for career advancement.
Between 1995 and 2008, emergency room visits increased by 28 percent according to the National Center for Health Statistics. As emergency departments continue to experience larger patient loads, the demand for professionals who understand how to effectively deliver cardiovascular life support interventions will grow as well.
“In order to provide effective lifesaving care to a patient, emergency care workers must have a strong understanding of both life support interventions and current trends that may impact delivery of care,” said Melissa Marks, president of HES. “Health Education Solutions provides resources, information, and certification options to help emergency department nurses, doctors and other professionals keep their skills up to date and their knowledge current.”
The Emergency Department health education article special section offers emergency department data, information and resources to help professionals learn more about effective delivery of care, as well as industry trends and career opportunities. It is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library, accessible via the HES homepage.
To help emergency department professionals equip themselves with essential lifesaving skills, HES offers online advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification and recertification courses. These online, self-paced courses are a convenient option for emergency care professionals who work long hours or have non-traditional schedules.
HES additionally provides online American Heart Association HeartCode ACLS, pediatric advanced life support (PALS), stroke, basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), bloodborne pathogens and first aid training. Courses are intended for healthcare professionals, as well as individuals who want to be prepared to provide care in an emergency.
For professionals preparing for the ACLS and PALS exams, HES offers certification and recertification practice tests and quizzes. Questions included in both the tests and quizzes are similar to those included in the ACLS and PALS certification and recertification exams. The practice quizzes each include five sample questions and are available free of charge. The practice tests, which mirror the actual certification exam and include 50 timed multiple-choice questions, are available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course. Individuals who take the practice tests and quizzes have the opportunity to immediately review incorrectly answered questions to understand where more studying may be needed.
For more information about training options for emergency care professionals, please visit http://www.healthedsolutions.com/articles/health-education-article.