Apex Innovations Launches Heart Failure Online Course

Streamlined content helps healthcare organizations get accredited and stay accredited!

Lafayette, LA, February 7, 2018
Apex Innovations, the company that delivers high-quality, evidence-based continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of a new online continuing education course, Heart Failure – FocusedTM. This amazingly interactive program is a spin-off of the Transitions® Heart Failure Competency Series, also offered by Apex Innovations. As compared to Transitions, Heart Failure - Focused includes only essential information and is less time intensive!
"Heart failure remains the fastest growing cardiovascular disorder in the United States and the most common reason for hospitalization among older adults," said Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, FAEN, Senior Vice President, Product Development at Apex Innovations. According to Tryniszewski, "The data is staggering:
• About 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure.
• One in 9 deaths in 2009 included heart failure as contributing cause.
• Heart failure costs the nation an estimated $30.7 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat heart failure, and missed days of work.1,2"
Designed for direct care nurses and other healthcare practitioners, Heart Failure – Focused delivers the required education that healthcare organizations need to meet annual accreditation and certification requirements.
According to the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, as part of achieving certification and accreditation and implementing an effective, multidisciplinary heart failure program, healthcare organizations must implement educational programs for nurses and other clinicians to help them recognize early signs or symptoms of worsening heart failure, prevent complications, optimize heart failure therapies, evaluate effectiveness of the current plan of care, facilitate communication among multiple care providers, and provide patient education.
"The content in this course was intentionally written to provide this essential education and to help healthcare organizations achieve optimal outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure and to reduce readmissions," said Marianne Bourgeois, BSN, RN, President and Founder, Apex Innovations.
About Apex Innovations
Apex Innovations is an international leader in highly interactive, accredited, online education for healthcare professionals and was founded in 2003 by Marianne Bourgeois. With a corporate office in Lafayette, LA, Apex Innovations designs, manufactures, and provides unique tools, software, competencies, resources, and accredited educational programs for individuals, universities, organizations, and corporations around the world.
Media Contact
Brian White
Senior Vice President
+1 866-294-4599 x114
brian@apexinnovations.com
www.apexinnovations.com
------------------------------------
1 Mozzafarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, et al. on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016;133:e38-e360.
2 Heidenreich PA, Trogdon JG, Khavjou OA, Butler J, Dracup K, Ezekowitz MD, et al. Forecasting the future of cardiovascular disease in the United States: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011;123(8):933–44.

Sepsis Alliance to Offer Apex Innovations Sepsis Course

Online course offering provides essential information for early recognition and management of sepsis

Lafayette, LA, December 14, 2017
Sepsis Alliance, the leading nonprofit patient advocacy organization in North America dedicated to saving lives and reducing suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency, and Apex Innovations, the company that delivers high-quality, evidence-based continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, today announced that the Apex Sepsis: A Systemic ResponseTM online course will be offered through the Sepsis Alliance web site.
Sepsis: A Systemic Response is a 4-Level comprehensive web-based program that uses 3-D animations and amazing interactive graphics to deliver relevant sepsis education to nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The overarching goal of this program is to help healthcare organizations promote optimal patient outcomes by ensuring that their clinicians are sepsis-knowledgeable and sepsis-competent.
'Apex Innovations is proud to work with Sepsis Alliance to offer this exceptional continuing education program that aligns with their goal of saving lives and reducing suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency,' said Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, FAEN, Senior Vice President, Product Development.'
'This partnership allows us to further disseminate essential information to those who need it,' Tryniszewski said. 'In addition to healthcare professionals, Level I of the course is also appropriate for non-professionals and focuses on early recognition and response.'
According to Thomas Heymann, President and Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance, 'By offering Sepsis: A Systemic Response, we are meeting one of our organizational goals to train and educate health providers across the continuum of care on sepsis prevention and early recognition and treatment.'
About Sepsis Alliance
Sepsis Alliance is the leading nonprofit patient advocacy organization in North America. Sepsis Alliance’s mission is to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. The organization hosts national and community events, distributes educational information, and promoted training and education on sepsis prevention and early recognition and treatment. Sepsis Alliance also supports sepsis survivors and family members with information about sepsis and Post Sepsis Syndrome, as well as a Faces of Sepsis community forum. The sepsis.org website received more than 1.5 million visits each year. Sepsis Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a GuideStar Gold Rated Charity. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org.
About Apex Innovations
Apex Innovations is an international leader in highly interactive, accredited, online education for healthcare professionals and was founded in 2003 by Marianne Bourgeois. With a corporate office in Lafayette, LA, Apex Innovations designs, manufactures, and provides unique tools, software, competencies, resources, and accredited educational programs for individuals, universities, organizations, and corporations around the world.
Media Contact
Brian White
Senior Vice President
+1 866-294-4599 x114
brian@apexinnovations.com
www.apexinnovations.com

Apex Innovations Launches Cutting-Edge Sepsis Educational Program

Online competency series provides essential information for early recognition and management of sepsis

Lafayette, LA, October 1, 2017
Apex Innovations, the company that delivers high-quality, evidence-based continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of Sepsis: A Systemic ResponseTM, a web-based competency series. This comprehensive program uses 3-D animations and exceptional, interactive graphics to deliver exciting, relevant sepsis education to nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. The overarching goal of this program is to help healthcare organizations promote optimal patient outcomes by ensuring that their clinicians are sepsis-knowledgeable and sepsis-competent.
Sepsis: A Systemic Response offers four levels of content, including related anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Content complexity ranges from basic for all hospital staff to ensure they are sepsis-knowledgeable to more in-depth content for clinicians at all levels who are responsible for the safe, competent care for patients at risk for and diagnosed with sepsis or septic shock.
'Apex Innovations is proud to offer this exceptional web-based education to healthcare professionals,' said Cindy Tryniszewski, MSN, RN, FAEN, Senior Vice President, Product Development.
'Healthcare organizations are keenly aware of the overall impact and costs associated with sepsis,' Tryniszewski said. 'Delayed recognition and treatment has led to sepsis being one of the most expensive in-patient costs in U.S. hospitals, costing billions of dollars each year. To complicate matters further, the survival rate for patients with sepsis drops 3% to 4% for every hour without appropriate treatment.'
According to Marianne Bourgeois, BSN, RN, Founder and President of Apex Innovations, 'With Sepsis: A Systemic Response, healthcare organizations can integrate this education into their overall sepsis program to help ensure that clinicians recognize the early signs and symptoms of sepsis and intervene swiftly and competently.'
This new product adds to Apex Innovations' growing line of online continuing education programs, including essential courses for healthcare organizations that are accredited as chest pain and stroke centers or are seeking sepsis certification.
About Apex Innovations
Apex Innovations is an international leader in highly interactive, accredited, online education for healthcare professionals and was founded in 2003 by Marianne Bourgeois. With a corporate office in Lafayette, LA, Apex Innovations designs, manufactures, and provides unique tools, software, competencies, resources, and accredited educational programs for individuals, universities, organizations, and corporations around the world.
Media Contact
Brian White
Senior Vice President
+1 866-294-4599 x114
brian@apexinnovations.com
www.apexinnovations.com
Copyright 2002 - 2018 Apex Innovations, LLC, All Rights Reserved