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American Heart Association Enhances eLearning for Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
Date:9/14/2007

resource leaders at 34 of the nation's largest multi-facility healthcare systems viewed online instruction as an extremely effective, convenient and time-efficient training method. The reasons for such a positive view are that eLearning helps overcome many barriers that prevent people from completing required training, such as inflexible schedules, difficulty in attending training sessions or unease in traditional classroom environments.

The new ECC eLearning modules fulfill a wide range of learning needs, including preparing for success in a traditional classroom course, updating professional skills and preparing for a medical emergency, following through on a commitment to ongoing training, and earning CE credit or achieving certification. While the first eLearning courses are primarily targeted to healthcare providers who need to keep their skills current, ultimately there will be more courses directed toward the general public, reflecting the American Heart Association's commitment to teach lifesaving skills to a greater number of people.

"Being able to reach so many more people through these expanded eLearning programs will be a critical factor in meeting the American Heart Association's goal of training 20 million people in emergency cardiovascular care by 2010," said Dr. Hammill. "Combining the research-based nature of our courses with the convenience and flexibility of eLearning can help improve outcomes for patients, which ultimately is the goal of our emergency cardiovascular care training."

For more information about ECC eLearning, including specific courses and pricing, visit http://www.onlineaha.org, or call 800-AHA-USA1.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to reducing disability and death from diseases of the heart and stroke. These diseases,
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