Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Albuquerque Medical Professionals
Men’s Fitness magazine rated Albuquerque, New Mexico as the third fittest city in the United States in its 2012 survey, “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.” According to the survey, 43.9 percent of Albuquerque residents have a healthy body weight, which is the fourth highest of any city in the nation—San Francisco (44.8 percent), Oakland (44.8 percent), and Honolulu (43.9 percent) took the top three spots.
Albuquerque was awarded an overall well-being score of 67.3 from the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index—a slightly higher score than the average for medium metro areas (66.7).
Gallup analyzed six sub-categories in creating the overall well-being score for the190 metropolitan areas surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
Between 2010 and 2012, the frequency of diabetes among Albuquerque residents increased from 9.3 percent to 10.6 percent. The average rate of diabetes for medium metro areas in 2012 was 11 percent. The prevalence of obesity decreased from 22.3 percent in 2010 to 21.8 percent in 2012 with an average rate of 26.2 percent for inhabitants of medium metro areas.
In 2012, 17.1 percent of Albuquerque residents were uninsured, which was higher than the average uninsured rate of 16.7 percent for medium metro areas. Locals exercised in 30-minute increments at least four days a week at a rate of 56.8 percent in 2012. And 59.8 percent of Albuquerque inhabitants consumed the recommended five daily servings of fruit and vegetables at least four days a week.
Residents can take the initiative to better assist fellow members of the community during emergency situations. In order to provide life-saving assistance to Albuquerque’s children, residents will obtain the needed training to do so through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). The test is accessible through this website and teaches future providers how to take the helm in high stress situations, such as at the location of a vehicle accident, in order to dispense emergency care to children.
PALS emphasizes how important it is to work well as part of a team in order to resuscitate a child. The 2010 edition of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) handbook is the premise for PALS coursework. Providers will learn how to quickly assess a patient’s condition with precision before initiating action.
One key to passing a PALS test is to have knowledge of Basic Life Support (BLS) beforehand. BLS tests—provided on this website—can create a strong base for more in-depth training. AHA updates BLS guidelines as advancements in cardiac care occur in the medical field. Providers should refresh their BLS knowledge in order to gain current best practices.
The BLS “Chain of Survival” highlights one and two person resuscitations, which is invaluable because cardiac arrest is the leading cause of deaths worldwide.
Utilizing BLS methods, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) teaches providers how to improve the chance of survival during cardiac and neurological emergencies.
ACLS, BLS and PALS certifications provide training that is vital to save lives.
Albuquerque needs more certified ACLS providers!