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American Heart Association Enhances eLearning for Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)

eart Association to enhance its eLearning programs for emergency cardiovascular care training," said William W. Hammill, M.D., Director of Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Services for Martha Jefferson Hospital, and chair, American Heart Association ECC First Aid Task Force. "Now, healthcare providers will not only have access to traditional instructor-led classroom courses to complete their training requirements, but they will also have a greater array of options to complete certain courses when their schedules allow, without being tied to a specific classroom at a specific time. The convenience and cost savings associated with eLearning programs will make them an invaluable component of a full spectrum of educational and training options."

The eLearning course lineup includes the following options:

Stand-alone online courses

* Basic ECG Rhythm Recognition, called Learn Rhythm - Adult, which covers

basic heart rhythms, arrhythmias and rhythm recognition, and which is

an excellent educational tool for healthcare workers holding Basic Life

Support certification who seek to take Advanced Life Support (course

available soon online)

* Stroke Prehospital Care Online, which will cover risk factors,

diagnosis, assessment and management of potential strokes

Blended courses

* The AHA Healthcare Provider Course, HeartCode(TM) BLS Anywhere (course

available soon online)

* BLS Healthcare Provider (HCP) Online Renewal

* Heartsaver(R) First Aid Online

* Heartsaver(R) First Aid Online With CPR and AED Renewal

The American Heart Association's ECC eLearning initiative corresponds with research by the American Society for Training and Development that shows the use of technology-based training delivery methods increased by nearly five-fold between 1999 and 2005. In addition, research by the healthcare compliance company HCPro, Inc. indicated that education and human

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