Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Austin Medical Professionals
According to the 2010 Census, Austin is the 14th largest city in the U.S. with a population of 790,390. Nearly 88 percent of Austin’s residents were insured, which was slightly higher than the percentage of insured across the state.
The leading cause of death for people living in Travis County, which encompasses Austin, was cancer leading to 22.3 percent of total fatalities in 2008. Lung cancer, followed by colorectal and breast cancers, was the most frequent. Heart disease was the second leading cause of death in Travis County. Collectively, more than 40 percent of deaths in Austin and Travis County were attributed to cancer and heart disease, which is lower than the state’s rate of more than 45 percent.
Slightly over 5 percent of adults in Travis County were reported to suffer from cardiovascular disease, as opposed to the state percentage of nearly 8 percent. And more than 8 percent of obese adults also reported cardiovascular disease. As of 2008, non-Hispanic residents had a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease than Hispanics, and those who reported diabetes also had a higher occurrence of cardiovascular disease.
Travis County reported an 8.1 percent rate of diabetes among its residents. African Americans had a higher frequency of diabetes than both Caucasians (6.3 percent) and Hispanics (8.8 percent) at 9.2 percent.
Tobacco is the leading cause of death in regards to preventable fatalities. Tobacco was the source of more deaths in 2008 than crack, heroin, cocaine, AIDS, alcohol, vehicle accidents, suicide, fire, and murder combined.
Whether you are seeking ACLS, BLS or PALS certifications, understanding how to react quickly and effectively during life-threatening events can save lives.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training will supply medical professionals with tools necessary for delivering life saving care to children during stressful circumstances, such as at the location of a car crash. Built upon the 2010 edition of the American Heart Association (AHA) handbook, PALS coursework reiterates the significance of team dynamics throughout resuscitation. The training program teaches individuals how to initiate an accurate, time-sensitive assessment of a patient’s condition before taking action.
But those interested in pursuing PALS must already be trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) methods before starting a class. BLS tests are also provided on this website and should be taken before pursuing either PAL or ACLS certifications. Due to advancements in cardiac care, AHA periodically updates its BLS guidelines. Because cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the world, knowing BLS procedures is of the utmost importance. Current BLS providers should ensure that the knowledge they possess is the most current available. The BLS “Chain of Survival” provides detailed information regarding both one person and two person resuscitations.
Employing BLS practices, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training provides students with the skill set to increase survival rates during neurological and cardiac emergencies, specifically stroke, cardiopulmonary arrest, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). By intervening early in cardiac dysrhythmias, you could increase a person’s chance of survival.
Austin needs more certified ACLS providers!