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Mosby’s eLearning and the American Safety & Health Institute Introduce Advanced Cardiac Life Support Blended Learning Solution

April 26, 2011

ATLANTA, Georgia, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– ACLS Blended Learning Solution to Provide Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) Education Through Convenient, Integrated Solution

Mosby’s eLearning, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more
than 1,300 healthcare organizations, and the American Safety & Health
Institute (ASHI) today introduced the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Blended Learning Solution, a training certification solution aimed at
effectively educating healthcare professionals about adult advanced cardiac
life support.

“Healthcare professionals performing advanced cardiac life support should
be educated on the latest, evidence-based practice information,” said Gregory
Ciottone
, MD, FACEP, Health & Safety Institute Medical Director, and
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Harvard
Medical School
. “This course helps healthcare professionals deepen their
understanding and prepares them to effectively intervene with adult patients
requiring advanced cardiac life support.”

Based on the 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with
Treatment Recommendation, the ACLS Blended Learning Solution provides users
with extensive ACLS information through nine online lessons covering all
areas of ACLS, from the foundation of emergency cardiac care to stroke and
special resuscitation situations. The online lessons can be completed at the
learner’s convenience, followed by a face-to-face skills verification session
with an ASHI-authorized instructor. Upon successful course completion and
skills verification, learners become ACLS certified or recertified.

“Healthcare professionals and organizations are now faced with numerous,
complex challenges. We wanted to develop a product that would offer an
alternative, flexible, more cost-effective learning solution for
certification and recertification in advanced cardiac life support, while
complying with The Joint Commission standard for resuscitation training,”
said Linda Honeycutt Dickison, Director, Health Professions eLearning for
Mosby’s eLearning. “We believe that the ACLS Blended Learning Solution will
provide a foundation for advanced cardiac life support education and aid in
promoting safe, optimal patient outcomes.”

Also included in the course is an e-version of Elsevier Mosby’s ACLS
Study Guide, Third Edition by Barbara Aehlert, RN, BSPA which offers access
to selected, critical excerpts from the renowned text. For more on ACLS
Blended Learning Solution, including how to purchase, please visit
http://www.mcstrategies.com/acls or call +1-866-416-6697.

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leader in medical and health information, provides world class information
and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to
improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The
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provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

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Exchange).

About ASHI

The American Safety & Health Institute is a leading provider of basic and
advanced emergency care and resuscitation training programs. A member of the
Health & Safety Institute family of brands, ASHI is an integral part of the
world’s largest privately held emergency care and response training
organization. ASHI training programs have been used to teach and certify
emergency care providers since 1996. For more information, visit:
http://www.hsi.com/ashi/.

    Media Contact
    Tom Reller
    Vice President of Global Relations, Elsevier
    +1-212-462-1912
    T.Reller@Elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier


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