“The need for qualified professionals who are certified in and knowledgeable about emergency care continues to grow,” said Melissa Marks, president of HES. “Health Education Solutions’ primary goal is to offer valuable educational resources to these individuals in order to help them continue to provide lifesaving care.”
As the need for emergency care continues to rise, knowledge of lifesaving algorithms has become increasingly valuable for first responders and healthcare professionals. According to 2011 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency room visits have increased over a 10-year period; from 2000 to 2010, visits among individuals under 18 years increased from 20.3 percent of the population to 22.1 percent of the population visiting an emergency room, from 20.5 percent to 22 percent among individuals ages 18 to 44 years, and from 17.6 percent to 19.2 percent among individuals ages 45 to 64 years. Visits have stayed steady at 23.7 percent among individuals 65 and older.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, car crashes, natural disasters, violence and other emergencies will continue to drive demand for first responders such as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. In addition, growth in the elderly population will create more demand for emergency response to an increasing number of age-related health emergencies such as heart attacks or strokes.
HES provides educational resources and training programs to help healthcare professionals and first responders gain the knowledge and certifications they need to provide emergency care. The certification provider offers an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) training program online, as well as an ACLS recertification program online.
In addition, HES offers online pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification and recertification courses, basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification and first aid training. Courses are designed to enable busy professionals with nontraditional work schedules the flexibility to seek certification at their own pace and in their own time.
Online resources provided by HES include an advanced cardiac life support study guide, advanced cardiovascular life support provider manual, and a variety of articles and infographics focused on emergency care trends, career advancement and training resources. In addition, HES offers a series of practice tests for individuals needing a refresher before seeking recertification.
About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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