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Waukesha, WI, United States, 2010/12/08 - GE Healthcare announced a cost-effective, subscription-based library of online courses for nurses to learn and receive continuing education credit in clinical, leadership and development to help improve patient outcomes and in some cases lower costs. NYSE: GE
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric, announced today a cost-effective, subscription-based library of online courses for nurses to learn and receive continuing education credit in clinical, leadership and development to help improve patient outcomes and in some cases lower costs.
Geared towards general practice registered nurses and those in specialty fields such as obstetrics, telemetry, emergency and critical care, this library of online courses focuses on current and relevant topics for nurses.
“GE is the only medical device manufacturer that offers such a diverse, flexible and open educational program for nurses,” said Jenne Meyer, marketing leader for GE Healthcare’s Education Services. “We continue to hear from nurses about the need for better education on all levels to help them perform better at their jobs, and this flexible, convenient solution is one way GE Healthcare can assist.”
GE’s nursing library of online education is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for nurses to further their education and stay up to date on new therapies, keep their licenses current and ultimately improve the quality of patient care. The library is continuously updated with new courses about topics of interest for nurses. Among the topics the current library contains include:
• Arrhythmia Recognition;
• Assessing Ventilation and Blood Flow with Capnography;
• Critical Thinking and the Use of Evidence-Based Practice;
• Identification and Management of the Patient with Sepsis;
• Investigating Blood and Tissue Donation;
• Competition & Strategy in Healthcare;
• Coping with Life Changes and Transitions in Our Professional Lives;
• Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare;
• Performance Quality & Service;
• Stress Management Proven Techniques for Leaders.
“I take 50-100 courses a year and that allows me to give the best care in a more timely fashion to my patients,” said Kirsten Springer, a registered nurse from Mission Viejo, CA. “I have many patients that are better off because of the time I spend educating myself and making sure that I’m providing the best possible care.”
For more information on the Nursing Library call 1-877-438-4788 or visit gehealthcare.com/nursinglibrary.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare (gehealthcare.com) provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.