Liko Launches On-Line Learning

May 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Franklin, Mass. – May 22, 2007 – Liko North America, a leading global supplier of safe patient handling equipment, accessories, and services, has announced the launch of their new learning technology, Online Learning. Online Learning is designed to manage risk, instill competency and retention, reduce the cost of training, as well as enhance practical clinical skills. At launch, courses cover safety, lifting, and service of patient handling equipment. Liko learning modules can accept SCORM compliant content and can match the customer’s learning management system (LMS) options.

Training of healthcare workers is a complex undertaking due to the variety of shifts, rotating and part-time staff, personnel turnover, and inability to attend in-service sessions. Many experts believe that Online Learning optimizes staff training times and retention, better fits daily work conditions, simplifies record-keeping, and enables a greater number of staff to complete assigned courses.

Blended courses enhance effectiveness
A variety of so-called “blended” courses have been created to allow participants the opportunity to study theory at their own pace while on line, then to benefit from more clinically focused, instructor-led hands-on sessions once their course-work has been completed. Typical courses integrate the best practices of distance learning (i.e., online interaction and feedback) with the best practices of classroom learning (i.e., hands-on experience and live demonstrations). Furthermore, healthcare staff can customize their individual learning objectives in conjunction with their individual functions and career pathing objectives.

"With the rapid adoption of safe lifting and repositioning practices across the entire healthcare industry, it is important that individual institutions empower their personnel with the tools and knowledge to get the most out of their equipment," said Brian Wright, Liko’s vice president of marketing and education. "Liko offers an extensive set of training courses, services, and educational support materials to ensure that caregivers understand and adopt best practices and contemporary lifting methods. These online learning modules are designed to provide a new paradigm of structured, high level learning standards. We are encouraging all new and existing customers to rely on Liko On-Line Learning because it can help them get up to speed quickly and efficiently."

Liko is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high efficiency patient lifting and repositioning devices for hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, rehabilitative, and home care applications. For additional information about Online Learning courses, please call Liko’s Clinical Education Department at 888-545-6671 or send an e-mail to