From the "Academia Salud" platform, users can access online courses from any device at any time and free of charge.
The platform's content focuses on the care and main treatments for COVID-19 patients.
The courses are available to the entire medical community at: www.academiasalud.com.ar
Buenos Aires, 18 June 2020
With a view to supporting health professionals during the pandemic, Santander Argentina and Swiss Medical Group developed "Academia Salud", an online training platform for health workers. The tool contains courses on the care and main treatments for coronavirus, and helps users to develop soft skills. More than 1,500 professionals have completed training through the platform, which is now available for free to the entire health community at www.academiasalud.com.ar.
Its courses include: nursing care for respiratory or cardiac conditions, intubation processes, oxygen therapy, basic electrocardiography, multiorgan failure, healthy eating, resilience, and emotional intelligence.
Verónica Climent, head of People, Properties, Costs and Security Management stated that: "In the current context, Santander wants to be part of the solution. We're very proud of this project, which seeks to help train health professionals; they're the ones exposed to the virus on a daily basis and the ones who look after us."
Alejandro Salvarezza, head of Human Resources at Swiss Medical Group, said: "The Swiss Medical Group-Santander partnership is a clear example of how it is possible to create collaborative working and learning environments, and shows that very good things come out of two large companies uniting for a common goal."
This process aims to publicise the platform among healthcare organisations and thus reach health professionals as its target audience; it also aims to contribute to the collective efforts against COVID-19.
In the fight against the pandemic, Santander Argentina has provided over $20 billion in loans to SMEs, hospitals and clinics. It has also facilitated the payment of 220,000 salaries and working capital and the purchase of equipment for remote work. The bank also donated more than $80 million to NGOs, initiatives and universities and launched "Cuenta Blanca", an account with exclusive benefits for health workers.