LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack and another 470,000 have a recurrent one. Healthcare professionals certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) save many of their lives. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new ACLS Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about ACLS and ACLS certification, available in its online research library. The 10-article special section is free for healthcare providers and others who want to learn more about this important life-saving skill set. "Now more than ever, busy healthcare professionals need easy access to training and resources that will help them respond to medical emergencies," said David King, president of Health Education Solutions. "Whether you're seeking to update your professional skills, need continuing medical education credits or require certification or recertification in ACLS, it's easy to get the vital information you need through Health Education Solutions' research library and online courses." The special section includes information about the ACLS course, as well as stories, how-tos and more. Here are some highlights:
Four Important Things to Know About ACLS Certification
Your ACLS Study Guide: Three Keys to Success
AED Training: Challenges to AED Use
F.A.S.T. Stroke Assessment
Heart Attack Symptoms Differ with Gender and Ethnicity
Health Education Solutions offers a variety of ways for healthcare professionals and others who want to be prepared for a medical emergency to master the skills they need. For example, the online Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recertification and initial certification courses provide training in the key skills necessary to intervene when someone experiences a heart attack or other medical emergency. Initial certification requires completion of an in-person skills test, whereas recertification is 100 percent online. Students have access to the course materials for 12 months after purchase regardless of when they take their exam.