The Essentials of Pediatric Critical Care Orientation Course Now Available Through NetLearning

Interactive course developed by the Child Health Corporation of America now accessible via the convenient, user-friendly NetLearning Learning Management System

Clifton Park, NY, November 22, 2011 –NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of online courses and e-learning software for healthcare workers and hospital administrators, today announced an agreement with the Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) to offer their Essentials of Pediatric Critical Care Orientation (EPCCO) course to customers in the pediatric field via NetLearning’s award-winning  learning management system (LMS).

Featuring a versatile, interactive approach to learning, CHCA’s EPCCO contains over 30 course topics, bundled by body systems into eight modules, each including case scenarios and practice activities, among other features. Each module focuses on the pediatric-specific knowledge and competencies necessary for clinicians to effectively and confidently care for critically ill children. Combined with application-focused learning activities, the EPCCO program provides the adaptability desired by educators as well as the flexibility for learners to set their own pace while learning foundational content.

“We are excited to be working with CHCA to make their EPCCO course available to NetLearning customers,” said Will Passano, vice president, NetLearning. “NetLearning customers will now be able to access this useful and interactive course through the convenience and reliability of our industry-renowned LMS. Pediatric healthcare workers will now have the ability to access this valuable course anytime, anywhere, with the ease of self-paced, individual study to help further their professional pediatric education, despite their busy schedule.”

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.

For more information on this new partnership, or any of the products offered through NetLearning, please visit www.netlearning.cengage.com or www.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.

About the Child Health Corporation of America
Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA) is an alliance of 43 children’s hospitals in North America headquartered in Shawnee Mission, KS. CHCA hospital executive and clinical leaders share data, knowledge and buying power to reduce costs and improve clinical and operational performance in children’s hospitals. Last April, CHCA, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) announced their merger into a single organization governed by a common board of trustees. The merger brings together the talents, resources and expertise of the staff of the three organizations and 223 children’s hospitals and related institutions. The new organization is led by President and CEO Mark Wietecha. For more information, visit: www.chca.com.# # #

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