SOURCE: 360training

March 21, 2007 12:50 ET

Action Safety Education and 360training Introduce Online First Aid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Action Safety Education and 360training today announced the release of a cooperatively developed First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation online learning program.

In a partnership that brings together two industry leaders in online safety and health training, Action Safety Education's First Aid and CPR training programs will join 360training's expansive e-learning library of industry recognized safety courses spanning construction, environmental, health and risk management.

The partnership results in the release of a suite of four core e-learning programs featuring:

--  First Aid
--  Adult CPR and AED
--  CPR and AED for Adult, Child, and Infant Victims
Online Flash-based courses will be offered via 360training's VU.360 learning management system platform that services over 800 compliance and continuing education training institutions worldwide available on a pay-per-view or bulk purchase basis.

"The First Aid Course meets the OSHA guidelines for first aid training in the workplace when combined with the Action Safety Education's hands-on skills classes," said Nan Bowman, COO of Action Safety Education. "It is designed to teach the general principles of caring for an injured or ill person before emergency services arrives in the workplace, at home and in the community. Students will have 30 days to complete the online course to be eligible for the skills class and will have access the online course material for 1 year," added Bowman.

The Adult CPR and AED course will be offered in a blended learning format that meets the OSHA guidelines for CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) training in the workplace when combined with the Action Safety Education's hands-on skills class. Students will need to complete the online portion of the course with in 30 days to eligible for the hands-on skill portion of the course.

"Our partnership with Action Safety to jump-start our First Aid, CPR and AED training hits squarely at home with work places of all types and gives our customers resource for quality training that is highly productive and cost-effective," said Jeff Leiken, Senior Vice President for 360training.

In addition to the upcoming release of the CPR and First Aid for Adults and AED courses, the two companies plan to release a CPR and First Aid for Infants and Children as well as CPR/First Aid Train-the-Trainer course later in the year.

"Workplace safety is everyone's responsibility and even small companies have minimum training and planning requirements. Our mission is to create a low-stress learning environment in which participants acquire the skills to act quickly and effectively during an emergency," said Nan Bowman of Action Safety.

About 360training

360training services over 1500 e-learning partners who together have trained more than 3 million users worldwide. Their integrated strategy of technology, content and service helps organizations and professionals in a wide range of industries best manage career, compliance and certification needs. Ranked as the 6th fastest growing tech company in the 2006 Deloitte and Touche Fast 50, 360training's customers include industry leaders Guaranty Bank, IBC, CB Richard Ellis, Centex Homes, Duke Energy and more. For more information, visit

About Action Safety

Action Safety was started in October 2004 by Dr. Eric DeVos to provide training over the Internet in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillator, first aid and Occupational Safety and Health Training.