Why 2021 is the best time to move resuscitation training online

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

CPR training is critical for achieving better resuscitation outcomes, and healthcare staff have been assigned it for many years. Though HealthStream’s partnership with the American Red Cross is only a few years old, over 5,000 health care facilities across the country already have embraced this smarter, more flexible choice for resuscitation training. In addition to training that is available whenever convenient for learners, the interactive content delivers a smooth flow of pertinent information for improving life support. With many people taking the course on a regular basis, hundreds of thousands of completions have been achieved on the program. Learners continually share that they love the program and that it's one of the best CPR certification programs they've ever taken. Feedback from clients reveals how staff experiences a refreshed approach to resuscitation with this change in training.

What makes 2021 the best time to move your resuscitation training online to the American Red Cross

Earlier blogs in this series focused on the wide-ranging advantages of online resuscitation training. In an abridged version, the benefits of an online program are:

  1. Precise and Objective Feedback about Resuscitation Procedures – More precise feedback than an instructor, as well as much more objective feedback for such metrics as ventilation volumes, hand placement, and compression rates.
  2. More Consistent and Standardized Clinical Resuscitation Instruction Online Resuscitation training occurs same way every time, so that every person on your staff is prepared in the same way to save lives.
  3. Far Greater Flexibility for Resuscitation Training – An online resuscitation training course can be taken anytime and anywhere, eliminating many of the barriers to getting employees trained.
  4. Data and tools to power improved outcomes – Organizations can access and aggregate training results and make conclusions about improving individual learners’ preparation and competency.
  5. Savings -- Online resuscitation training and self-guided manikin testing is the least cost option and requires the least staff time away from patients.

The American Red Cross resuscitation program also offers multiple benefits. Here are five of the most important:

  1. Adaptive Learning -- Adaptive learning allows organizations to match personalized training to every learner individually, whether a 20+ year caregiving or a new nurse fresh out of school.
  2. Science-based Content -- The American Red Cross program reinforces critical thinking as well as a team-based approach to high quality CPR, grounded in ILCOR standards.
  3. Learning Interval Flexibility -- The interval technology allows providers to decide how often they want staff to be practicing to maintain skill competency.
  4. Robust Tools That Support Operationalization – Leaders can 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.
  5. Money savings -- Customers save, not only in terms of operational expense, but also in capital expense. This includes less time spent in training, which ensures more staff time devoted to care.

Further savings for a limited time on American Red Cross Resuscitation Training

Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, customers have been telling HealthStream they need to cut upfront costs in every way possible. Having heard healthcare organizations’ serious concerns, HealthStream is eliminating or reducing a lot of the upfront costs it takes to get started and switch to this online resuscitation program from the American Red Cross. Not only is HealthStream waiving the fees for training and onboarding, but no charges will be made to an organization until the program is implemented and actively running.

McKinsey & Company recently said the coming months of 2021 might be the best opportunity in memory for healthcare companies to pursue exponential innovation, which could create an additional $400 billion in value by 2025. Now is the time to claim the large amounts that could be saved through productivity gains. Moving resuscitation education online is an innovation and productivity gain that healthcare organizations can easily achieve today.

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.