NetLearning Expands Courseware Offerings from the American Heart Association

Entire catalog of eLearning courses from the American Heart Association now available to NetLearning customers

Clifton Park, NY, January 30, 2012 – NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of online courses and eLearning software for healthcare workers and hospital administrators, today announced an expanded relationship with the American Heart Association (AHA), the leader in emergency cardiovascular care resources, to distribute additional course offerings. With the addition of these courses, NetLearning customers now have access to AHA’s entire catalog of eLearning courses through the award-winning  NetLearning learning management system (LMS) and the new NetLearning Connect!.

“We are excited to offer our customers even more lifesaving cardiac courses from the American Heart Association,” said Will Passano, vice president, NetLearning. “We now distribute all of the courses that AHA has to offer, 15 in total. Between the advanced technology of the NetLearning LMS, and the proven courseware solutions produced by AHA, cardiac training will now be both efficient and easy to access. All AHA courses are completed online, at the professionals own pace, fitting in perfectly with the busy lifestyle of today’s healthcare workers.”

Courses provided by the AHA strive to prepare healthcare providers to effectively respond to life-threatening cardiac events. A variety of options are available, including courses in the areas of advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), basic life support (BLS), pediatrics and stroke. Among the courses available are the popular HeartCode® BLS Part 1 and HeartCode® ACLS Part 1, which are web-based, instructional courses that allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Through eSimulation technology, students apply the knowledge learned to patient cases and see the results of their decision in real-time.

The NetLearning LMS is one of the most advanced systems available in the healthcare industry today. Built in .NET/Microsoft SQL Server architecture, it was designed and refined by healthcare professionals in the field to ensure maximum efficiency when managing, tracking and reporting on staff development, training and compliance. Unlike other systems, NetLearning’s LMS platform offers integration with HR systems, sending information on grades and course completion dates to automate payroll, scheduling, merit raises and other performance initiatives as determined by the administrator.  Additionally, through the new NetLearning Connect!, a link between any SCORM 1.2-conformant LMS and NetLearning’s catalog of healthcare e-learning courseware, any given hospital will have the ability to utilize NetLearning courseware through the LMS of its choice.

For more information on these courses, or any other products offered through NetLearning, please visit www.netlearning.cengage.com.

About NetLearning and Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning, is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the health care industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities. For more information about NetLearning, please visit www.netlearning.cengage.com.

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