2010 ECC Guidelines Released!
To download the new guidelines and other helpful tools, visit the American Heart Association's website.
HeartCode™ PALS Part 1 Now Available From ECC's Distributors!
View the full AHA announcement here.
We are pleased to announce that the American Heart Association’s self-directed PALS program, the HeartCode™ PALS Part 1 CD (Product #80-1524) is now available through ECC’s Distributors: Channing Bete, Laerdal, and WorldPoint.
HeartCode PALS Part 1 offers healthcare providers a CD-based, self-directed learning option that delivers training needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. The full course combines the interactive, CD-based cognitive portion featuring eSimulation, with PALS skills training. Part 1 includes interactive patient cases that test the user’s ability to apply the PALS algorithms to effect treatment. During the hands-on portion of the course (Parts 2 and 3), users have the opportunity to practice their skills, then complete a skills test with an AHA PALS Instructor.
Continuing Education Offered!
HeartCode PALS Part 1 is a continuing education activity for nurses and EMS personnel.
Learn more today at Americanheart.org/heartcodepals.
American Heart Association Defines 'Ideal' Cardiovascular Health, Sets New Goal to Focus on Improving Health Factors and Lifestyle Behaviors
DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2010 - For the first time, the American Heart Association has defined "ideal cardiovascular health," identifying seven health factors and lifestyle behaviors that support heart health.
The association created the definition as part of its effort to achieve its new national goal: By 2020, improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. The novel focus of the new goal will be preventing heart disease and stroke, most notably by helping people identify and adopt healthier lifestyle choices. This will be the first time the American Heart Association has adopted better health as a principal goal.
For more information, read the full press release here.
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