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Health Education Solutions Preps EMTs And Paramedics For Rapid Employment Growth In New First Responder Special Section

LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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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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SOURCE Health Education Solutions

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