Silverchair Learning Systems Releases New About Series of Courses

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New series of courses addresses the care and prevention of diseases that most often lead to rehospitalization.

Rehospitalization is incredibly expensive for senior care facilities

Silverchair Learning Systems, the leader in online training for senior care, will launch a new series of courses, the About Series, on November 1, 2010. The About Series is written for nurses by nurses, and focuses on the disease processes that most often trigger rehospitalization.

“Rehospitalization is incredibly expensive for senior care facilities,” says Mike Mutka, President and COO of Silverchair Learning Systems. “Our hope is to help educate nursing staff on how to prevent, recognize, and treat the diseases that most often trigger rehospitalization, so that it can be avoided as much as possible.”

The diseases addressed in the About Series are those most often seen in senior care, including heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and renal disease. If these diseases are not managed effectively, senior care organizations experience a higher likelihood of rehospitalization; for instance, 27% of heart-failure patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The courses in the About Series are written expressly to help manage diseases after initial hospitalization and prevent common causes of rehospitalization.

The About Series will debut with the following courses: About Diabetes; About COPD; About Stroke; About Heart Disease; About Renal Disease; and About HIV/AIDS. About Mental Impairment will be added in late November of 2010 and two more courses—About Wound Care: Identification and Assessment and About Wound Care: Care and Treatment—will debut in early 2011.

About Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning Systems works with senior care leaders who want to improve the training process in their organizations. Silverchair offers a user-friendly online training solution that improves compliance and eliminates record keeping headaches, while saving time and money. We make online training successful with easy set-up, ease of use, simple tracking, and educationally-rich yet fun courses. Using this system provides peace of mind and confidence.

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