Health Scholars is partnering with CareerCert, which will expand Health Scholar’s online training to include VR to help emergency and healthcare departments receive consistent, accessible, experience-based ACLS training that can save lives in their community.

While ACLS certifications last for two years, ACLS skills can deteriorate within a matter of months if not constantly practiced and refreshed[1]. According to the American Heart Association, to improve outcomes for cardiac arrest, the current “approach to resuscitation training should be replaced or supplemented with a spaced practice” that allows emergency and healthcare providers to receive tailored feedback and technology-enhanced training to refresh critical knowledge and skills.

To connect emergency and healthcare departments with this vital training, CareerCert now offers Health Scholars’ ACLS virtual reality training as part of their online training solutions. Emergency and healthcare professionals can easily access a wide range of online training options designed to improve patient outcomes, including virtual reality, interactive mobile learning, virtual instructor-led training, scenario-based education, multimedia online courses, and 3D learning.

“Health Scholars’ virtual reality training prevents ACLS skills decay by enabling learners to physically engage in code situations at an appropriate frequency,” says Daniel Katz, an ACLS instructor and anesthesiologist. “It’s realistic, clinically accurate, and can be completed at the convenience of the learner.”

“With average adult survival rates of 26% for in-hospital cardiac arrest and up to 11% for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, continuous improvement to cardiac arrest response and training is an obligation to patients,” says President of Health Scholars Brian Gillett, MD. “First responders and healthcare providers are on the front lines of patient safety and deserve effective, experience-based training and skills assessments.”

To connect emergency and healthcare departments with this vital training, CareerCert now offers Health Scholars’ ACLS virtual reality training as part of their online training solutions. Emergency and healthcare professionals can easily access a wide range of online training options designed to improve patient outcomes, including virtual reality, interactive mobile learning, virtual instructor-led training, scenario-based education, multimedia online courses, and 3D learning.

“In order to keep up with the rapid acceleration of medical knowledge, first responders and healthcare providers need innovative, comprehensive training that fits their schedules and helps them provide the best care possible,” Scott Jensen, Senior Vice President at CareerCert says. “Virtual reality is one key factor in providing quality training that makes an impact.”

[1] American Heart Association. Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2018;138.