Online Learning Update

December 30, 2011

Online learning systems ‘to help detect medical conditions’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by the Virtual College UK

Medical professionals in America have embraced online learning tools and have launched a new system to help those in the industry detect Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), which affects around ten million US citizens. The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) has announced that it will use its e-learning solution, entitled the Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) comma to encourage doctors and nurses to be more aware of the symptoms of this widely-spread condition. If left untreated, PAD can lead to heart attack, stroke, amputation and death, according to the SVN, which suggested that the new tool would aim to reduce fatalities. Marge Lovell, past chair of the PAD Coalition and president elect of SVN, said: “Creating an interactive platform for online learning will allow healthcare professionals the flexibility to access the course information at any time and will be an avenue to promote awareness, detection and treatment of PAD.”

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