Aug 31, 2010

Health Education Solutions Launches Stroke Special Section Online for Healthcare Professionals

Leading Provider of Continuing Healthcare Education Helps Individuals Improve Knowledge of Life-Saving Skills

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug 31, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. Healthcare professionals trained in stroke recognition and care save many of their lives. Health Education Solutions, the leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals, today released a new Stroke Special Section, a series of articles, vignettes and important facts about the American Heart Association's stroke certification courses, available in its online research library. The 10-article special section is free for healthcare providers, first responders and individuals who simply want to be prepared to provide emergency care.

"Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Now more than ever, it's vital for healthcare professionals to have the knowledge, training, and resources to recognize a stroke and understand the steps to take to maximize survival," said David King, president of Health Education Solutions. "Whether you're seeking to update your professional skills or just want to be prepared for a medical emergency, Health Education Solutions' research library and online courses make vital information easily accessible."

The special section includes information and stories about stroke and other related topics. Here are some highlights:

  • Recognizing the Signs of Stroke
  • Trends in Stroke
  • Common Stroke Risk Factors
  • Differentiating Stroke from Mimics
  • The Seven D's of Stroke Survival

Health Education Solutions provides the cognitive portions of each American Heart Association (AHA) course, including Acute Stroke, Stroke Prehospital Care and Stroke Hospital-based Care, entirely online. The courses' web-based, self-paced modules offer a flexible training option for busy healthcare professionals seeking to learn lifesaving skills. Following the online course, students are required to meet with an American Heart Association instructor to complete a hands-on skills practice session and test.

Other courses offered through the American Heart Association Enterprise Program include Heartsaver(R) First Aid Online Part 1, Heartsaver(R) CPR and AED Online Part 1, Heartsaver(R) First Aid Online with CPR & AED Part 1 and Heartsaver(R) Bloodborne Pathogens online courses.

Health Education Solutions also offers online certification and recertification for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS). ACLS and PALS courses follow the American Heart Association guidelines and were developed in partnership with Union College.

For more information or to access the online research library, please visit

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. Health Education Solutions also offers online BLS, Heartsaver(R) and stroke courses from the American Heart Association, the world leader in emergency cardiovascular care resources.

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