Ebola has already infected about 9,000 people and taken the lives of about 4,500. The size of this devastating Ebola outbreak, combined with our highly mobile, global population, means that healthcare workers that were never educated on treating Ebola virus patients have an urgent and critical training need. The US National Nurses Union recently said that 85% of its members have not received any Ebola related training. Only 4 out of 2,200 US hospitals have been training staff on infectious diseases for years. Additionally, the recommended procedures around Ebola detection and protection are rapidly changing. The CDC recently modified its guidelines on personal protective equipment for people working with Ebola patients.
Since our online training platform is specifically designed to support rapid course creation, editing and distribution, we've decided make it available now, at no cost, to the people tackling this vital challenge.
It’s a straightforward offer. If you are an organization or association that employs or represents healthcare professionals that work with potential or existing Ebola patients:
Since 85% of our trainers get their first course launched within a day and over 93% of learners complete courses they start, we’re hoping to help a significant number of organizations create an Ebola training course today. Just start a free 14 day trial. Then email us at email@example.com with the email address you used as your user name on that trial. We’ll set you up for free service until April 30, 2015.
Donna Wells is the CEO of the leading online training platform, Mindflash.com. She was previously CMO of Mint.com, the online personal finance service.