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The Truth About Online ACLS Certification

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Oct 18, 2016


Online ACLS certification and recertification courses are a fast and easy option - but not all courses are the same. Here are the questions you should ask before signing up online!   As more and more hospitals and institutions are requiring employees to have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, the demand for certification and renewal classes have grown immensely. Fortunately, many institutions are now allowing their employees to use an online provider to do this rather than an in-person classroom setting. Obtaining ACLS renewal online,.. Read more

A Lesson in Digital Marketing – How to Avoid Failure

Posted by National CPR Association | Healthcare Technology Oct 11, 2016


Marketing in healthcare is similar to marketing in any other industry - staying ahead of the curve. It's not enough to just show up online and expect magic to happen. You need to know how to market yourself in the digital age. Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of GE, who clearly has had her fair share of experience in marketing over the years, once stated, “Know thyself. Know the customer. Innovate." Sadly, many don’t remember that advice when it comes to.. Read more

Why Those in Healthcare Should be Using Twitter Professionally

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Oct 04, 2016


The future is digital – which means the way we connect, educate, and learn is moving online. Twitter can be a powerful tool you can leverage to do all of the above! There are countless reasons why a healthcare professional is well advised to use Twitter, despite years of debate over the pros and cons. While there are justifiable risks to using Twitter and some well known cautionary tales, it has still become the social media platform of choice for a number of medical practices,.. Read more

The Top 10 Blogs for Nurses in 2016

Posted by National CPR Association | nursing Sep 27, 2016


Looking for insight, information, and interesting material to fill your reading list? These top ten blogs for nurses will keep your bookmark section full, fascinating, and fun-filled. The word “blog” didn’t exist until 1999, when a man named Peter Merholz coined it to describe an informative online collection of works. In just 17 years, blogs have gone from the equivalent of online diaries to a media force that rivals print in some cases – one need only to look at Huffington Post. There are blogs.. Read more

The Healthcare Provider’s Guide to a Positive Online Reputation

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Technology Sep 20, 2016


Are you online? The answer is yes – whether you know it or not. If you haven’t been paying attention, you should start now – because your patients are certainly paying attention! You only have one chance to make a first impression. This is truer now in the digital age than it ever was. Unlike bygone eras when the choice to see a patient a second time rested solely in the hands of the physician, with online ratings in play a weak online presentation can.. Read more

Medical Education Online, Part 2

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Sep 17, 2016


Continuing on the topic of online education, we look at the Khan Academy and how it leveraged a simple tutoring concept into an accepted way of modern learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) and the Khan Academy learning models may very well be the future of medical education. The Khan Academy morphed from being originally a small project designed to help tutor several family members, to a vast portal offering better than 5,500 instructional videos and 100,000 study problems. Looking back now, it is apparent.. Read more

Medical Education Online, Part 1

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Sep 09, 2016


Education has far more possibilities and reach today than ever before. Getting certified in a wide range of fields is now possible without ever setting foot in a traditional classroom. The constantly evolving world of technology has created numerous opportunities for online medical education to gain a foothold in the world of medicine. Learning facilities, on and offline, have been rapidly adapting to meet the demand for information in the digital age in a manner that is both easily accessible by a viable economic option.. Read more

The Benefits of Evernote for Health Care Professionals

Posted by National CPR Association | Healthcare Technology Aug 26, 2016


Evernote is possibly the most powerful tool you'll ever use. Find out what makes it so useful, and how to leverage every possible function to your benefit with this handy guide. Staying organized, connected, and up-to-date as a health care professional means taking advantage of every possible technical advance to help you do your job. Of the non-medical apps out there, Evernote stands head and shoulders above the rest as a potential tool for your professional career. Evernote is a simple note taking app that.. Read more

Do You Know How to Handle a Heart Attack?

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Aug 18, 2016


When someone has a heart attack, there is a limited amount of time in which to react. Do you know how to recognize symptoms and what to do if someone is having a heart attack? Become a Heart Helper! In the United States, heart attacks near the top of the list of the most common causes of death. Despite this fact, should a heart attack occur, most people are unprepared to address the situation. Statistics collated and examined by the CDC (Center for Disease Control.. Read more

Finding and Utilizing the Best Mobile Health Apps

Posted by National CPR Association | Healthcare Technology Aug 11, 2016


Mobile technology means having all the information you need right at your fingertips - but how do you know which apps are the best for accuracy and thoroughness? We've done the footwork. According to a recent study by Research2Guidance, the market for mobile health app services will reach $26 billion by 2017. Mobile users and the health care market have collided – hard – and both doctors and patients are getting in on the action. Health care apps are revolutionizing the way professionals are able.. Read more
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