HealthStream, a leading workforce and solution provider in the healthcare industry, recently announced its launch of American Red Cross Resuscitation suite. The new suite comprises of Basic Life Support, Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Life Support (ALS) competency-development curricula. Healthcare professionals who demonstrate proficiency in life-saving resuscitation skills and knowledge will be offered a certificate by the Red Cross Resuscitation Suite. The new suite was developed by education experts and Red Cross Healthcare in partnership with HealthStream. The organization works cordially for the betterment of resuscitation outcomes. Institute of Medicine stated that 200,000 adult cardiac arrests per annum are reported in the U.S. hospitals—and on an average, only 24 percent survive.
The launch of Red Cross Resuscitation Suite provides the healthcare professionals with highly adaptive, updated, competency-development solution. It offers a new standard of resuscitation competency and quality. Each of the three syllabuses (PALS, BLS, and ALS) incorporates a flexible learning approach with pre-assessments, aiding more impactful, personalized learning plans with direct competency development. The methods save time and increase the effectiveness in learning and improve student’s engagement. Furthermore, a series of walkthrough videos and simulations are incorporated in the syllabus using real-life physicians, nurses, and staffs working in an actual hospital to create a more realistic learning experience. The curricula require a skills check to earn the Red Cross official certificate affirming competency of resuscitation skills and knowledge. By using interoperable manikin, the skills check can be completed, or it can be done through a Red Cross-certified instructor. Health stream has partnered with two global manikin companies, Innosonian America, Inc. and Ambu to distribute their manikins. To obtain optimal performance studies show that frequent practice must be done.
The flexibility to set practice intervals, immersive real-life videos, and personalized adaptive learning plans will ensure that clinical staffing is well equipped with tools they need to maintain and develop resuscitation competency and efficient patient outcomes. The rate of preventable cardiac arrest is high, and the situation must be well addressed. Healthcare leaders around the world are open to utilizing a new solution for an old problem. The launch of the new suite will open a pipeline for other innovative advancements in resuscitation competency-solutions to be introduced by HealthStream.