Impact of Technology on Emergency Care is Focus 
of New Special Section

Healthcare Certification Provider Offers Technology-Focused Insights to Healthcare Professionals and First Responders

Lincoln, NE, June 07, 2012 --( To help healthcare professionals keep their finger on the pulse of the impact of new tech on emergency care, Health Education Solutions (HES), a leading provider of online healthcare certification courses, today released a New Technology healthcare special section. This series of educational articles is intended to help healthcare professionals and first responders stay in the know and up to date on trends and issues that affect the emergency care field.

Technology trends, such as tele-medicine, the increasing adoption of health information systems, and use of robotic technology, have increasingly converged on healthcare facilities. As the medical community increasingly adopts new technology, healthcare professionals will need to understand and be willing and able to use these new tools to perform essential functions.

“Staying informed about the technological advances in the field, and educated about the technology trends that influence delivery of care is vital when you are in the business of saving lives,” said Melissa Marks, president of HES. “At Health Education Solutions, we are proud to provide resources and certification options that help emergency healthcare workers and first responders provide lifesaving care.”

The New Technology special section keeps healthcare professionals and first responders up to date on the impact of new technology on emergency care by providing research, data and information about trends in an easy-to-read format. The special section is available in HES’ online research library at

To help healthcare professionals and first responders take advantage of technology to equip themselves with essential lifesaving skills and certifications, HES offers online advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification and recertification courses. These online, self-paced courses are a convenient option for individuals who work long hours or have non-traditional schedules.

HES additionally provides pediatric advanced life support (PALS), basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), stroke, automated external defibrillator (AED), first aid and bloodborne pathogens training. Courses are designed for healthcare professionals who are in need of certification, as well as individuals who want to be prepared to provide care in the event of an emergency.

Healthcare professionals and first responders who are preparing for the ACLS and PALS exams may be interested in HES’ certification and recertification tests and quizzes. Practice tests, which are available for $35, closely mirror the ACLS and PALS exams, are timed and include 50 multiple-choice questions. A portion of the purchase fee can be applied to a purchase of the full certification course. The practice quizzes are available free of charge and each include five sample questions. Individuals who take the practice tests and quizzes have the opportunity to immediately review incorrectly answered questions to understand where more studying may be needed.

Learn more about other topics such as new tech and emergency rooms and emergency room technology at

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.

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Shannon Fern