Five benefits of moving to American Red Cross Resuscitation Training

July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021

Since the inception of HealthStream’s partnership with the American Red Cross, over 5,000 health care facilities across the country have embraced this smarter, more flexible choice for resuscitation training. The program is designed to be interactive, available whenever training is convenient, and to deliver a smooth flow of pertinent information for improving life support training. Many people have taken the course, achieving hundreds of thousands of completions on the program. Best of all, learners are saying they love the program and that it's one of the best CPR certification programs they've ever taken. CPR training is critical for achieving better resuscitation outcomes, and healthcare staff have been assigned it for many years. The feedback we've received from our clients indicates that staff experiences a refreshed approach to resuscitation with this change in training.

Five Clear Benefits of Using American Red Cross Resuscitation Training

In addition to the value of a new approach to resuscitation training, adopting this program from the American Red Cross offers multiple benefits. Here are five of the most important:

  1. Adaptive Learning -- Adaptive learning allows organizations to match training to every learner individually, whether a 20+ year caregiving or a new nurse fresh out of school. This program facilitates a personalized learning plan for each user. Learners are pre-assessed on what they know and then get a curriculum focused in the areas needed most, reducing seat time by as much as 50% in some cases. Time that would have been spent in a traditional classroom can be reduced, getting learners back on the floor to care for patients.
  2. Science-based Content -- Inside of the American Red Cross program are real professionals delivering healthcare training in real environments. The training is very high quality and done extremely well. Short snippets of education reinforce critical thinking as well as a team-based approach to high quality CPR. The science is updated according to the standards of ILCOR and available to everyone.
  3. Learning Interval Flexibility -- The science behind resuscitation indicates that more practice is necessary and that the decay of skill is a real thing. With interval technology, additional practice shouldn't cost more. You can decide what areas within your organization and which staff in particular can take that training and practice their physical psychomotor skills. The interval technology allows you to decide how often you want your staff to be practicing and training and still maintains a full two-year certification.
  4. Robust Tools That Support Operationalization – This program allows leaders to manage their teams appropriately—identifying where there are gaps, finding those needing more help and further assignments, as well as those falling short in terms of preparation. HealthStream’s supportive onboarding team is dedicated to not only launching these programs with you, but also the success management that follows. When customers experience obstacles, we offer regular webinars and additional resources like online communities of practice, so that staff and organizational leaders benefit as part of a larger continuum of care.
  5. Money Savings -- With the American Red Cross program, customers are truly saving money, not only in terms of operational expense, but also in capital expenses. This includes diminished time spent in training, which ensures more staff time devoted to care. At the same time this program requires far less in terms of customer resources.

This blog post is part of a series based on the HealthStream webinar, Why Now Is the Right Time to Take Your Resuscitation Education Online, presented by Luther Cale, Vice President of Resuscitation, and John Dymond, Vice President of Sales, Resuscitation. Access the webinar recording, which also includes information about limited time savings on HealthStream resuscitation solutions.