Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for California Medical Professionals

Although California has secured a spot as one of the top five states for five different health categories, the state’s overall heath ranking places it at 22nd in the nation. Factors like air pollution and number of active primary care physicians (118.2) per 100,000 residents damage the state’s national ranking.

California holds the 2nd lowest rate of smoking at 13 percent. The Golden State is 4th place for both incidence of high blood pressure (27 percent) and prevalence of stroke (2 percent). And the state ranks 5th in the lowest percentage of heart attacks (3 percent) and obesity (23 percent). California is also among one of the states that ranks on the good side of the national average regarding incidence of heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, and low birth weight.

For more than 37.2 million residents in California, 350 short-term general hospitals provide 74,387-staffed beds. Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death among California’s population. And according to the Department of Public Health, the state’s infant mortality rate dipped to an all-time low in 2009 at 4.9 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.

As reported by, death rates of children and infants in California declined between 2008 and 2010. And as of 2010, the leading cause of death for California children and youth between the ages of 1 and 24 was unintentional injuries like car accidents and drowning. Homicide, suicide, cancer, birth defects, and heart disease were other leading causes of death for that age group.

In order to provide emergency care for California’s children, individuals can gain those life-saving skills through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, which is available on this website. Learning how to navigate high stress environments, PALS providers will be able to give children much needed care, such as at the site of a car crash along a remote country road.

PALS training underscores the importance of working smoothly within a team when resuscitating children. The provider learns how to quickly and accurately appraise a patient’s condition before taking action.

A familiarity with Basic Life Support (BLS) is key to successfully completing a PALS test. Offered through our website, BLS tests create a strong foundation for additional training. Expert consensus takes into account recent medical advancements in cardiac care while updating BLS guidelines. Individuals should refresh their BLS knowledge for the most current best practices.

The BLS “Chain of Survival” details one and two person resuscitations and instills an invaluable skill set in a world where cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death.

Employing BLS techniques, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) teaches providers how to increase survival rates during neurological and cardiac emergencies.

A timely and efficient response in life-threatening situations saves lives. ACLS, BLS or PALS certifications provide you the training to do so.

For more information regarding ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing, explore ACLS Medical Training today!

Incidence of heart disease:  3.6%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  3.3%

Incidence of stroke:  2.2%

Incidence of obesity:  23.8%

Incidence of diabetes:  8.9%

Incidence of high cholesterol:  36.0%

Incidence of high blood pressure:  27.8%

Incidence of smoking:  13.7%

Incidence of low birth weight:  6.8%

Population of California 37,253,956
Number of short-term general hospitals in California 350
Number of staffed beds in California 74,387
Number of primary care physicians in California 118.2 per 100,000

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