Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HealthEdSolutions.com Preps Healthcare Professionals for Certification with New PALS and ACLS Practice Questions

Leading Provider of ACLS Certification Releases ACLS and PALS Practice Tests and New Certification Preparation Special Section

Lincoln, NE, January 10, 2012 - Health Education Solutions, a leading provider of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) online certification, has released a series of ACLS and PALS practice tests to help healthcare providers and first responders prepare for their certification or recertification exam.

Available practice materials include:

* ACLS Certification Practice Test
* ACLS Recertification Practice Test
* ACLS Certification Free Practice Quiz
* ACLS Recertification Free Practice Quiz
* PALS Recertification Practice Test
* PALS Certification Practice Test
* PALS Recertification Free Practice Quiz
* PALS Certification Free Practice Quiz

The free ACLS and PALS practice quizzes each offer three, five-question sample tests. Full ACLS and PALS practice tests, both complete with 50 timed, multiple-choice PALS or ACLS practice questions, are available for $35. A full 50-question PALS recertification practice exam and ACLS recertification practice test are also available for $35. A portion of this fee can be applied to the purchase price of the full certification course. Practice tests are available at http://www.healthedsolutions.com/practice-tests.aspx.

“Health Education Solutions’ practice tests are a convenient solution for healthcare professionals and first responders who are preparing for the ACLS and PALS exams,” said Melissa Marks, president of Health Education Solutions. “With ACLS and PALS practice questions that closely mirror those that will be included in the exams, the tests and quizzes offer these busy professionals the opportunity to preview questions and practice skills prior to certification.”

Immediately following the test, the practice tests and quizzes provide test-takers with answers to the questions that were incorrectly answered to help them identify the areas that may need more study time and attention prior to the full certification exam.

Accompanying the ACLS and PALS practice tests and quizzes is a new Practice Tests Special Section, complete with information about ACLS practice questions (2012), studying techniques, comparisons of the test options and advice for test-taking success.

ACLS and PALS courses and practice tests were developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Neb. To meet the needs of healthcare professionals whose employers require American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS certification, Health Education Solutions now offers HeartCode® ACLS courses, the official, self-directed, comprehensive e-learning program from the AHA. Individuals taking this course will receive an official AHA ACLS provider card after they complete part one (cognitive) and parts two and three (practice skills and skills check).

For more information about online ACLS certification, online PALS certification and practice exams, please visit http://www.healthedsolutions.com/articles/acls-practice-questions-2012.

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Shannon Fern
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Ethical investment survey welcomed as 'Great tool' by AAA

Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has commented on the latest survey from IFA Barchester Green Investment, which intends to find the best and worst ethical investments in the UK.

Boston, MA, January 10, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has commented on the latest survey from IFA Barchester Green Investment, which intends to find the best and worst ethical investments in the UK.

“Barchester’s Heroes and Villains survey is a great tool for anyone looking to make an ethical investment in 2012,” commented AAA’s Anthony Johnson. The analysts for the alternative investment advocacy and research group, added, “Here at AAA, we believe that it is possible to make money while making a positive impact on social and environmental issues, particularly by investing in projects working in developing countries.”

The Barchester survey looks to whether certain funds within the ethical and environmental sector are living up to their long-term goals and generating return for investors. The top-ranked fund for 2011 was the Aviva Sustainable Future Managed Fund, which has £310 million of assets under management at the moment.

Other funds to make the Heroes list included the Kames Ethical Equity Fund, Henderson Industries of the Future and the Cheviot Climate Assets. There has been a major increase in interest in ethical funds in recent years, thanks to a general move towards alternatives in response to volatility within the equity markets.

“When people are looking for an alternative fund, they are often drawn towards ethical options as they can also be some of the most profitable for investors,” added Mr Johnson.

AAA supports a range of impact investing options, as well as non-fund based investments, like direct forestry investment through firms like Greenwood Management. This option involves buying up sections of plantation land in countries like Brazil and Canada and making profits as the trees grow and are sold off for timber. The whole process is sustainable and both encourages and demonstrates managed forestry techniques in countries that need to protect their forestry industries for generations to come.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

SAFE International Launches Scarborough Women’s Self Defense for Travellers – Scarborough, ON Self Defense

SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense for travellers in Scarborough, ON.

Scarborough, ON, January 10, 2012 - (Straight Line PR) - Toronto Self Defense, SAFE International Launches Scarborough Women’s Self Defense for Travellers.

SAFE International ™ is one of the leading providers of mobile self defense/personal protection training in North America. SAFE International has taught more than 120,000 clients in the private, corporate and high school environments since 1994. SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense for travellers in Scarborough, ON.

At this time of year, thousands of Canadians and Americans will head south to some of the warmer clients to escape the cold North American winter many of us experience. While the majority will have an amazing time, there are countless stories of women and men of all ages, forgetting that they are in a foreign country in which there are some inherent risks. SAFE International has the history and curriculum to help reduce those risks. SAFE International doesn’t only teach physical self defense concepts, but also how to avoid becoming a victim through Awareness/Avoidance training.

Some of the risks people need to concern themselves with when traveling in regards to women’s travel self defense Scarborough includes what an attacker looks for in a potential victim, what an attacker wants and doesn't want in confrontation, hotel safety, plus taxis and buses. One of the biggest topics that SAFE International explores is how most people are too polite, even when their intuition is telling them the complete opposite. The nightlife in many of these countries provides many opportunities for attacks, date rape or kidnappings. SAFE International covers the most common distraction techniques an attacker will use to gain an advantage. Instruction would then move on to verbal strategies in the event that avoidance is no longer possible.  Rather than just teaching to yell at a potential attacker, SAFE International instructors cover a few verbal strategies based on the aggressor and the scenario. The third step is addressing the physical aspect of Scarborough women’s self defense for travellers.  Physical self defense instruction begins with the advantages of adopting a passive stance rather than an aggressive stance.  SAFE International only teaches gross motor strikes due to the adrenal rush one gets when they are in a highly stressful state such as an attack scenario. They teach a philosophy of "Attack the Attacker" which reverses one from being the Prey, to that of being the Predator. Another philosophy is to attack the head if all avoidance and verbal strategies have failed. Self defense training does not take years, and in fact with just a few hours of women’s self defense instruction for travelers, you can be confident that you have reduced the odds of harm and can have some peace of mind if it is your daughter or son who is traveling.

SAFE International has taught more than 135,000 women since 1994. For more information on self defense instruction for travelers, please email Chris Roberts, CEO, by email at chrisroberts@safeinternational.biz You can also visit the website at www.safeinternational.biz SAFE International can also be reached toll free at 1 800 465 5972.

Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972