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  1. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4b3MER1NpQ) Everyone knows getting recertified in the healthcare field can be a hassle. To help ease the stress of recertification this holiday season, Health Education Solutions recently released a fun holiday video, “Twas the Night Before Recertification,” highlighting a holiday story of recertification and offering 15% on ACLS or PALS recertification with code "HES11" (valid for one year). I hope you enjoy this holiday video! Crystal (Health Education Solutions)
  2. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off by an artery in the brain that either ruptures or is blocked, cutting off critical oxygen supply to neurons. Approximately 80 percent of neurons die within three hours of the time that oxygen is cut off; therefore, rapid action is critical to prevent irreversible brain damage. Healthcare professionals working with adult patients have developed a catchphrase—“Time is brain”—recognizing that acute stroke recognition and treatment is of premier importance to preserve brain tissue, limit the amount of disability patients suffer in the l
  3. Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification, today released a new Florida and Arizona Health Trends Special Section to help medical professionals, nurses, first responders and other healthcare workers in these two states learn more about industry data, health trends and training options. This series of articles is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library. “Recent health trends have led to an increased demand for healthcare professionals certified in resus
  4. In 2010, the American Heart Association released new guidelines for first aid and life support courses. With a new set of ACLS modules and ACLS test questions, 2011 certification courses will have some distinct differences from those based on the 2005 guidelines. Does this mean that individuals certified under the 2005 guidelines need to recertify right now? Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C, director of the Union College Physician Assistant program and curriculum developer for Health Education Solutions, explains it here: Do I have to complete the ACLS test questions again? Individuals
  5. Today, online learning options are available in nearly every field of study – and healthcare certification is no exception. Professionals looking to earn pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification or PALS recertification have the option of taking their PALS courses online. Before you decide whether or not you want to sign up for an online course, here are three important facts about online learning. 1. Online PALS courses allow you to work at your own pace. As a healthcare professional, you may not have the average 8 to 5 work day, making it difficult to fit a traditional class
  6. When it comes to saving lives, efficiency is key. In order to make sure that protocols for life-saving procedures are up to date, the American Heart Association evaluates existing guidelines and examines available research every five years in order to determine whether changes need to be made. The most recent updates for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), basic life support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) were announced in late 2010. Updates for ACLS, online PALS certification and BLS certification have been added to Health Educati
  7. If you’re preparing to certify or recertify in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification online, mastering a few simple study skills can bolster your chances of ACLS exam success. Health Education Solutions, the leading online provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, offers these tips to help you make the most out of your ACLS certification course and prepare for the ACLS exam. 1. Use mnemonic devices to remember key algorithms. In ACLS, algorithms are a simple set of procedures that help you solve a treatment problem. Mnemonic devices can help you remember the
  8. It’s correct that if the pad removes an abundance of chest hair, a new pad should be quickly placed in a matter of seconds. It’s true that using the razor takes too much time, and that it takes a large amount of chest hair to truly impede the flow of energy. If placed firmly, generally the pads adhere to the skin and provide the surface contact necessary. The individual with enough chest hair to prevent an adequate defibrillation would be unusual, but is possible. Crystal (HES)
  9. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for first responders and healthcare professionals, recently released an infographic illustrating solutions to some of the most common Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Challenges. Concerned about AED challenges such as water or chest hair? This infographic provides simple steps to overcome these obstacles. Crystal (HES)
  10. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for first responders and healthcare professionals, recently released an infographic depicting the employment outlook for paramedics and EMTs by state through 2016, and average salaries by state for paramedics and EMTs.
  11. Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 19 percent between 2006 and 2016, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help the increasing number of emergency services professionals, or those considering entering the field, learn more about first responder training, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification, pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification, and career opportunities, Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released
  12. Ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. are healthcare related, underscoring the vital need for training and resources to support this expanding industry. To improve the educational experience for this critical population, Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new Careers in Healthcare Special Section. This series of articles, vignettes and important facts about careers in healthcare and continuing healthcare education is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library. Th
  13. Every year, about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 have a recurrent one. Healthcare professionals certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) save many of their lives. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new ACLS Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about ACLS and ACLS certification, available in its online research library. The 10-article special section is free for healthcare providers and others who want to learn more about this i
  14. About nine percent of children who suffer from cardiac arrest outside a hospital and 27 percent of those who experience cardiac arrest in a hospital setting will survive—most of them thanks to a healthcare professional certified in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new PALS Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about PALS and PALS certification, available in its online research library. The 10-article special section is free fo
  15. A sudden cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival falls seven to 10 percent for every minute of delay until defibrillation if CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is not provided, underscoring the need for training in this lifesaving skill set. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals and the general public, today released a new Heartsaver® Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about the American Heart Association's Heartsaver® courses, including CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
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