Area9 Lyceum Blog

Coronavirus Cytokine Storm

Posted by Area9 on Jul 15, 2020 10:48:05 AM

 

COVID-19 CYTOKINE STORM – What it means and why we need to learn about it.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with a wide spectrum of disease severity, with up to 20% of patients developing severe disease and progressing to life-threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome. The immune response in coronavirus infections, including SARS-CoV-2, plays a central role in viral elimination. In addition, emerging evidence suggests that immune dysregulation may contribute to the pathophysiology of severe COVID-19, which exhibits overlapping clinical and laboratory features consistent with a “cytokine storm". This a complex clinical presentation which may be responsible for end-organ damage and mortality observed in this disease entity and consists of hyperinflammation combined with the failure of the immune system to counteract infection with antiviral response mechanisms.

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Topics: News & PR, Healthcare Training, Area9 Technology

NURSEED: Addressing Denmark’s Nursing Shortage and Skills Gap: Area9 Lyceum and Partners Launch 21st Century Nursing Education Project

Posted by Area9 on Apr 6, 2020 11:02:55 AM

 

A shortage of experienced, skilled nurses in Denmark is impacting quality care delivery, resulting in negative consequences for patients. To address this problem, Area9 Lyceum and its partner, Thieme, a global supplier of high-quality content and information for medical professionals, are helping to launch NURSEED, a four-year program to implement 21st century nursing education to improve skills and knowledge retention.

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training, Partners

What Organizations Can Learn About—and from—COVID-19

Posted by Ulrik Juul Christensen MD on Mar 19, 2020 2:15:00 PM

 

The outbreak of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has sent shockwaves around the globe in terms of how people live, work, travel, and learn. Amid such disruption, there is a great need to learn about—and from—this disease. In response, we developed a COVID-19 education module, which we are releasing free of charge to any organization that wishes to use it. The purpose is to educate, separate facts from misconceptions, and help organizations keep people safe.

Click here to access the course.

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training

Release of COVID-19 Learning Module

Posted by Area9 on Mar 11, 2020 1:08:37 PM

Adaptive Learning Course Now Available at No Cost to Health Professionals

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Area9 Lyceum has released an adaptive learning module on COVID-19, using AACC Learning Lab for Laboratory Medicine on NEJM Knowledge+.

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training, Area9 Technology

Area9 Supports Helping Children Survive (HCS) Collaborative

Posted by Area9 on Jan 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Area9 Rhapsode™ Adaptive Learning Technology Used for Healthcare Worker Training in Tanzania

Every year, more than 5 million children under the age of five die. According to the United Nations, four out of five of those deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia—and many of them due to causes that are largely preventable and treatable, such as pneumonia, diarrhea, sepsis, and malaria.

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training

Accelerating Pace of Pharma and Med Tech Innovation Drives Demand for Effective, Efficient Adaptive Learning

Posted by Dr. Khurram Jamil, President - Strategic Initiatives on Nov 4, 2019 7:15:00 PM

 

Innovations in pharmaceutical and medical technology—gene therapies, stem-cell treatments, and other cutting-edge therapeutic approaches—demand intensive training, both inside and outside the company. Adaptive learning offers a proven approach.

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Topics: Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training, Reskilling

ANNOUNCING AIRWAY MANAGER™

Posted by Area9 on Apr 9, 2019 9:58:33 AM

FARMINGTON, Connecticut—Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) is excited to introduce Airway Manager: Emergency™, the newest educational experience from the creators of The Difficult Airway Course™.

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Topics: News & PR, Adaptive Learning, Healthcare Training

Gamification in Healthcare Training: Can It Be Successful?

Posted by Area9 on Sep 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Gamification — the use of game-like scenarios for teaching or training purposes — is trending. Supporters cite several advantages to using gamification techniques, including increased learner engagement and enjoyment. For healthcare professionals, among the most time-poor in the world, increased engagement and enjoyment will make training less boring. But does gamification in healthcare training actually work to improve content mastery?

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Topics: Healthcare Training

How to Meet the Needs of Training for Healthcare Professionals

Posted by Area9 on Sep 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In the universal set “healthcare training,” there are many subsets. Professional healthcare subgroups requiring specialized training include:


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Topics: Healthcare Training

How Adaptive Learning Optimizes Healthcare Employee Training

Posted by Area9 on Aug 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The best healthcare employee training should do more than identify your employees’ strengths and target their weak areas. It should diagnose and treat unconscious incompetence — what healthcare employees don’t know they don’t know. 

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Topics: Healthcare Training

Train End Users on Pharmaceutical Products for Better Patient Outcomes

Posted by Area9 on Aug 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How confident are you that your end users are choosing the appropriate treatments for their patients as knowledgeably and as responsibly as they can? If your answer is anywhere along the spectrum of “I’m not sure” to “I’m reasonably confident,” then there’s work to be done. 

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Topics: Healthcare Training

Improve Training For Healthcare Systems

Posted by Area9 on Aug 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Simulation training is indispensable in healthcare because it’s a safe space for learning: there are no life-or-death consequences attached to mistakes in the world of simulated medical emergencies. But simulation training by itself isn’t adequate to keep employees up-to-date in their medical knowledge and skills — you need additional learning tools and an effective training program to optimize your training impact and meet the evolving needs of training for healthcare systems today.

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Topics: Healthcare Training