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Relias Learning Offers Free Online Training for Hospice Volunteers

CARY, NC, August 4, 2014 – Relias Learning, the leader in SaaS-based training and compliance solutions for the health and human services markets, is further investing in the hospice and palliative care industry and expanding its value by offering free training for all hospice volunteers. This new offering for will allow Relias customers to provide free hospice-specific training to all volunteers to help prepare them for working with patients and families.

“Hospice volunteers are integral to our customers’ success, donating their time and talents to help others. The Relias team is pleased to help our hospice customers maximize the benefit of volunteers by defraying the costs and challenges typically associated with volunteer training,” says Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias Learning. “Our acquisition of the Hospice Education Network was a major step for Relias to meet the needs of the hospice and palliative care industry and we are very excited to provide this free service to our customers.”

Medicare requires hospice organizations to have at least 5 percent of direct patient care hours provided by trained volunteers. With limited staff resources and the ongoing need to train new volunteers, it is difficult for hospices to provide the required training in a timely and cost effective manner. Relias is making it easier to onboard and train volunteers, from both a financial and efficiency standpoint.

Access to 12 free volunteer training courses is available to all Relias hospice clients. These classes include basic topics such as “Hospice 101: Orienting to Hospice Care,” and “I Don’t Know What to Say,” to mandatory topics such as “Infection Control,” “Safety in the Home,” and “HIPAA Training for Hospice Staff and Volunteers.” With unlimited access, volunteers can enroll in these courses immediately, enabling a faster, more efficient orientation process.

“Relias offers everything from basic safety courses, to classes on ethics for palliative professionals and volunteers, to lessons on the symptoms of dying,” says Triandiflou. “As the healthcare landscape continues to change, we will continue to invest in new content and new solutions to meet all of our customers compliance, education and training needs.

For more information on Relias Learning and the company’s free volunteer hospice training courses, please visit www.reliaslearning.com. 

About Relias

Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for 12,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. 

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