Offers Career and Certification Resources to Medical ICU Professionals

Leading Provider of Online Healthcare Certification Highlights Industry Trends and Training Options for ICU, Hospital and Critical Care Professionals

Lincoln, NE, April 05, 2012 --( To address increasing industry demand for critical care professionals, Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) online certifications, today released a Medical Intensive Care Unit (Medical ICU) special section. This collection of informational articles is designed to help the growing ranks of professionals who provide care in ICU, medical, hospital and critical care settings prepare for certification success and career advancement.

“For professionals who work in intensive care settings, proper training in life support procedures is vital to providing daily patient care,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “In addition to providing essential certification courses in convenient online formats, Health Education Solutions offers resources and tools to help intensive care and critical care professionals stay informed and educated about industry trends and best practices.”

Between 1991 and 2004, the number of critical care patients over the age of 85 increased from 4.1 percent to 6.9 percent, according to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. However, the Society indicates that this increasing demand also creates a shortfall in the number of professionals specializing in critical care. These circumstances highlight the growing need for training and certification programs targeted to the ICU, medical, hospital and critical care communities.

The Medical ICU special section provides professionals employed in ICU, medical, hospital and critical care settings with resources, information and data to help them learn more about critical care trends, technology and career opportunities. This series of articles is available in Health Education Solutions’ online research library at The research library additionally offers a variety of resources for healthcare professionals employed in other areas of the medical field.

Health Education Solutions offers online ACLS, PALS, stroke, basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), bloodborne pathogens and first aid training for ICU, medical, hospital and critical care professionals, as well as individuals who simply want to be prepared for an emergency. Courses, which are self-paced, are a convenient solution for busy healthcare professionals with non-traditional schedules.

To help critical care professionals prepare for their ACLS and PALS certification exams, Health Education Solutions additionally offers ACLS and PALS practice tests and free practice quizzes. Full-length, timed 50-question practice tests are available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course. Five-question sample quizzes are available for free. The practice tests and quizzes immediately provide users with a recap of questions that were incorrectly answered to help test-takers identify the areas that may need more study time and attention prior to the full certification exam.

For more information about online training options for ICU, medical, hospital and critical care professionals, 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.


Shannon Fern
Health Education Solutions
Shannon Fern