Releases State-Specific Resource Section for ACLS Certification; Texas and Ohio Health Trends Featured

Leading Provider of ACLS Certification Releases Free Online Resources for Texas and Ohio Paramedics and EMTs

Lincoln, NE, October 08, 2011 --( Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) online certification, today released a new Texas and Ohio Health Trends Special Section to help healthcare professionals in TX and OH learn more about industry data, health trends and training options. This series of articles is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library.

“In Health Education Solutions’ online courses for PALS and ACLS certification, Texas and Ohio healthcare professionals—as well as those from across the nation—can learn valuable skills and advance their careers with convenient online certification courses and industry-focused resources,” said Melissa Marks, President of Health Education Solutions.

Texas employs the second highest number of emergency medical technicians and paramedics in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ohio’s growing senior population is above the national average, leading to a higher demand for healthcare services. In both of these states, the need for healthcare professionals who understand and can practice proper resuscitation techniques is at an all-time high.

The resource section is free and available for individuals seeking information about ACLS classes or PALS certification, Ohio and Texas healthcare professionals or anyone who simply wants to be prepared to provide care in an emergency situation.

The certification provider has also released ACLS practice tests to help healthcare providers and first responders prepare for the ACLS certification or recertification exam. The free ACLS practice quiz offers three five-question sample tests. A full ACLS certification practice test and an ACLS recertification practice exam, both complete with 50 timed multiple-choice questions, are available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course. Practice tests are available at

For more information about PALS recertification and initial PALS certification, ACLS certification, Texas and Ohio health trends, and practice exams, please visit

Health Education Solutions has also recently launched a “Healthcare Heroes Contest.” The contest, hosted on Health Education Solutions’ Facebook page, offers contest entrants from any state the opportunity to win a free certification or recertification course offered by Health Education Solutions, up to a $170 value.

To enter the contest, Facebook users must submit a photo and 500-character limit caption describing their own hero story or the story of another hero dedicated to changing and saving lives. Entrants can submit their hero story by visiting the contest tab on Health Education Solutions’ Facebook page (, clicking the “Contest” tab and clicking the “Add New Entry” link.

Contest submissions will be judged by the number of votes received through October 17. The submission with the greatest number of user-generated votes by October 17 will be chosen as the contest winner.

*No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Enter the Health Education Solutions Healthcare Heroes Contest by “Liking” the Health Education Solutions’ Facebook page at, clicking the “Contest” tab, and clicking “add new entry” to submit a picture (max 500 characters) caption that describes your healthcare hero story or a healthcare hero in your life. The contest will accept entries between Monday, September 19, 2011, and Monday, October 17, 2011. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and at least 18 years of age at time of entry. You may only enter once. On Monday, October 24, 2011, one (1) winner will be determined by receiving the highest number of “votes.” One (1) grand prize winner will receive a free course selected from the Health Education Solutions Course Catalog. Total prize value: up to $170. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries completed; method of entry does not affect chance of winning. Official Rules available here. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering you understand that you are providing your information to Health Education Solutions and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be treated in accordance with Health Education Solutions’ Privacy Policy.

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.

Shannon Fern

Health Education Solutions
Shannon Fern