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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. 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 resuscitation techniques,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “In Health Education Solutions’ online courses for PALS and ACLS certification, Florida and Arizona healthcare professionals – as well as those from across the nation – can learn valuable skills and advance their careers with industry-focused resources and convenient online certification courses.” Florida (FL) loses more children under age 5 to drowning than any other state, according to the Florida Department of Public Health. In Arizona (AZ), more than 65 percent of adults are overweight or obese, putting the population at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. These health trends underscore the need for healthcare professionals in these states to be skilled in lifesaving care. The resource section is free and available for individuals seeking information about ACLS and PALS certification, Arizona and Florida healthcare professionals and anyone who simply wants to be prepared to provide care in an emergency situation. Highlights include: PALS Certification: AZ Pediatric Health Trends Every Nurse Should Know About Recent Health Trends and ACLS Certification: FL Health Education Solutions offers ACLS, PALS and basic life support (BLS) certification and recertification courses for first responders and healthcare professionals, as well as first aid courses, CPR certification and automated external defibrillator (AED) training for individuals seeking lifesaving skills. Health Education Solutions’ ACLS, PALS and BLS courses incorporate the most up-to-date first aid and life support guidelines and are available in convenient online formats. The ACLS certification and PALS certification courses were developed in partnership with Union College. For more information about ACLS certification, Florida and Arizona health trends and other healthcare certifications, please visit http://www.healthedsolutions.com/articles/acls-pals-florida-arizona.
  3. 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 steps to saving a life. Here are a few examples from the ACLS course: • If a patient displays bradycardia (an unusually low heart rate) remember “Pacing Always Ends Danger:” TCP (transcutaneous pacing), atropine, epinephrine, dopamine. Just remember, these are options for treatment of various forms of bradycardia, and not an ordered list. Usually atropine and epinephrine are tried first, then depending on the situation dopamine may be used and pacing is last. If the situation is acutely life-threatening, sometimes temporary pacing is indicated. • If a patient experiences cardioversion (an unusually rapid heart rate) remember “Oh Say It Isn’t So:” O2 saturation monitor, suctioning equipment, IV line, intubation equipment, sedation and possibly analgesics. Mnemonic devices trigger faster recall, which is vital in emergency situations. The six H’s and five T’s are the most common mnemonic devices in ACLS – required learning for your ACLS exam. The six H’s • Hypovolemia • Hypoxia • Hydrogen ion – Acidosis • Hyper- or Hypokalemia • Hypoglycemia • Hypothermia The five T’s • Toxins • Tamponade – cardiac • Tension pneumothorax • Thrombosis – coronary or pulmonary • Trauma 2. Know your pharmaceuticals. When performing ACLS, intravenous (IV) drugs are sometimes needed, and it’s important to know which drugs are pertinent in which situations. • Adenosine: An anti-arrhythmia drug often used for stable supraventricular tachycardia. • Amiodarone: Used when a patient is in v-fib (when the heart does not empty and contractions are mild quivers that cannot sustain life) or v-tach (when the heart is pumping too fast). • Atropine: Treats bradycardia (low heart rate) by blocking the vagus nerve. • Epinephrine: Increases cardiac output by momentarily decreasing blood flow to the limbs, which increases the blood output from the heart. • Lidocaine: Used to treat a ventricular arrhythmia (irregular heart rate) often preventing the heart from providing oxygenated blood to the body. New ACLS guidelines also recommend procainamide here. • Magnesium Sulfate: An anti-arrhythmia drug used for torsades de pointes, a peculiar and rare ventricular arrhythmia. It is otherwise seldom used unless a person is low in magnesium, or in other non-cardiac clinical conditions. • Procainamide: An anti-arrhythmia drug used to counteract a variety of arrhythmias. • Vasopressin: Administered to increase cardiac output and improve circulation to vital organs. Health Education Solutions offers an ACLS Pharmacology Guide, available free to all ACLS students for use when preparing for the ACLS exam. 3. It all comes back to CPR. In 2010, guidelines for CPR transitioned the A-B-C (Airway-Breathing-Circulation) approach to a new C-A-B (Circulation-Airway-Breathing) approach. The emphasis is on quickly initiating chest compressions in individuals with life-threatening loss of heart function so that blood flow is maintained. It primarily applies to single rescuer CPR. In the hospital setting and with teams, management of circulation and respirations are achieved simultaneously. While memory aids and mnemonics are helpful when mastering ACLS material, the best preparation tool is confidence. It’s important to use course materials as an ACLS study guide to prepare effectively and thoroughly for the exam. 
 Health Education Solutions is the leading provider of online ACLS certification and recertification for healthcare professionals and first responders. ACLS and PALS courses, which now incorporate 2010 patient care recommendations, were developed in partnership with Union College. Read more about how the 2010 guidelines impact ACLS online training. For more information, click here: Your ACLS Study Guide
  4. 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 a new First Responder Special Section. This series of articles, infographics, vignettes and important facts about first responder certification is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library. “As growing numbers of people join the ranks of this lifesaving profession, training and continuing education will become increasingly important,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “Whether you’re just entering the emergency care field or looking to update your professional skills, Health Education Solutions’ research library and online healthcare certification courses can help you stay equipped and informed.” The special section is free for first responders, healthcare providers and individuals who simply want to be prepared to provide emergency care. Highlights include: • Employment Outlook for Paramedics and EMTs • Five Things You Should Know About Emergency First Response • CECBEMS Approval Identifies Legitimate Learning Opportunities • Solutions to Automated External Defibrillator Challenges Health Education Solutions offers PALS, ACLS and basic life support (BLS) training for first responders and healthcare professionals, as well as first aid courses and CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training for individuals seeking to learn lifesaving skills. PALS and ACLS online courses were developed in partnership with Union College. For more information, please visit www.healthedsolutions.com.
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