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Highlighting Four Courses that Support Heart Health and Knowledge for American Heart Month

By Elizabeth Andreas posted 02-11-2022 09:35 AM

  
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Highlighting Four Courses that Support Heart Health and Knowledge for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month.

By Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN, CNE | February 11, 2021

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and largely preventable?1In fact, cardiovascular disease cases can be reduced by 90% through healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking.2

In support of American Heart Month, Medline University is highlighting four of our courses that support heart health and knowledge. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is critical for all clinicians. These courses are offered thanks to our partnership with National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS).

1. ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course

The first course is ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, which will prepare you to respond to life-threatening emergencies in the adult population with advanced interventions. If you complete this course, you will receive a promotional code with instructions to take the NCHPS ACLS certification exam for FREE! To learn more about this course, click here. To take the course, click here.

2. BLS: Basic Life Support Course

The second course we are highlighting for American Heart Month is BLS: Basic Life Support. Learn how to perform life support techniques including chest compressions, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use for defibrillation and more! Thanks to our partnership with NHCPS, when you complete this course, you will receive a promotional code with instructions to take the NCHPS BLS certification exam for FREE! To learn more about this course, click here. To take the course, click here.

3. PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course

The third course we are highlighting for American Heart Month is PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Learn how to respond to life-threatening emergencies in the pediatric population with advanced interventions! This PALS course is based on the latest guidelines which focus on doing several tasks simultaneously with a group process that enables efficiency and minimization of error. Thanks to our partnership with NHCPS, when you complete this course, you will receive a promotional code with instructions to take the NCHPS PALS certification exam for FREE!  To learn more about this course, click here. To take the course, click here.

4. CPR, AED & First Aid Course

The final course we are featuring for American Heart Month is CPR, AED & First Aid Course. This course will prepare you to perform CPR, First Aid and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in accordance with the latest guidelines. Thanks to our partnership with NHCPS, when you complete this course, you will receive a promotional code with instructions to take the NCHPS CPR certification exam for FREE! To learn more about this course, click here. To take the course, click here.



References:
  1. American Heart Month. (2022, February 4). National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH). https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/education/american-heart-month
  2. Cleveland Clinic (2021). Ninety percent of heart disease is preventable through healthier diet, regular exercise, and not smoking. Retrieved February 11, 2021. https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/2021/09/29/90-percent-of-heart-disease-is-preventable-through-healthier-diet-regular-exercise-and-not-smoking/

 

About the author:

Brenda Kozak, MSN, RN, CNE has over 18 years of clinical nursing experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She has a Master’s degree in nursing with a focus on education, and has teaching experience in clinical and academic settings. Brenda currently is a certified nurse educator pursuing her doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) from the Northern Illinois University.

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