Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Colorado Medical Professionals
Colorado needs more certified ACLS providers!
Despite ranking as one of the top five states in seven different health categories, Colorado is ranked as America’s 11th healthiest state. This overall slide in the state’s ranking is primarily due to a low immunization rate and a high prevalence of suicide. The age group with the greatest number of suicides in 2012 was 45 to 64 year olds with 418 fatalities, followed by 25 – 44 year olds with 362 deaths.
However, Colorado does take the number one ranking for lowest incidences in the following categories: 20 percent for obesity, 2 percent for heart disease, 2 percent for heart attack, 33 percent for high cholesterol, and 2 percent for stroke. The Centennial State also placed 2nd in the high blood pressure health category with an occurrence of 25 percent. Diabetes had a 6.2 percent incidence rate and smokers comprised 18.3 percent.
Fifty-two short-term general hospitals with 8,232-staffed beds currently serve Colorado’s population of 5,029,196 people. Service-provided manufacturing led the state in the highest number of industry deaths with 30, and construction had the second highest number of fatalities with 20 in 2012. The state has 118.3 primary care physicians per 100,000 residents and a rate of 8.8 percent of newborn babies who were born with low weight.
Colorado’s infant mortality rate in 2012 was 4.6 percent, which was below the national average of 5.7 percent. Unintentional injuries and cancer caused the greatest number of deaths in 2012 for children between the ages of 1 and 14 years old.
In order to offer life-saving care for Colorado’s children, residents can gain the needed training through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), which is accessible through this website. PALS teaches future providers how to take the helm in high stress environments, such as at the site of highway car crash, in order to give kids emergency care.
PALS emphasizes the significance of working seamlessly with teammates in order to resuscitate a child. The 2010 edition of American Heart Association’s (AHA) handbook is the premise for much of the PALS classes. Providers will study how to swiftly assess a patient’s condition with precision before initiating any action.
A key to successfully passing a PALS test is to possessing a firm knowledge of Basic Life Support (BLS) beforehand. BLS tests—provided on this website—create a strong base for additional training and are an intelligent investment. 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” illustrates one and two person resuscitations, which is invaluable since cardiac arrest causes the highest number of deaths worldwide.
Employing BLS techniques, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) teaches providers how to increase the chance of survival during cardiac and neurological emergencies.
ACLS, BLS and PALS certifications provide the training that is vital to save lives.
Visit ACLS Medical Training today to learn more about ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing.
Incidence of heart disease: 2.5%
Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack): 2.7%
Incidence of stroke: 2.0%
Incidence of obesity: 20.7%
Incidence of diabetes: 6.2%
Incidence of high cholesterol: 33.5%
Incidence of high blood pressure: 25.0%
Incidence of smoking: 18.3%
Incidence of low birth weight: 8.8%
|Population of Colorado||5,029,196|
|Number of short-term general hospitals in Colorado||52|
|Number of staffed beds in Colorado||8,232|
|Number of primary care physicians in Colorado||118.3 per 100,000|