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

Connecticut needs more certified ACLS providers!

Congratulations, Connecticut. In regards to overall health of state residents, the state ranks 6th in the nation. The Constitution State ranked as one of the top 10 states in six health categories that were rated.

The state has the 5th lowest rating of smoking at 17.1 percent. Connecticut is 6th in the nation in regards to the number of active primary care physicians per 100,000 residents (158), and the rate of heart disease is at 3.4 percent. The incidence of obesity (24.5 percent) is the 7th lowest in the United States, along with the prevalence of heart attack (3.5 percent) and stroke (2.3 percent).

The 34 short-term general hospitals provide Connecticut’s more than 3.5 million residents with 8,626-staffed beds. Connecticut ranks higher than the national average in all other health categories. These include a 9.3 percent rate of diabetes, a 29.2 rate of high blood pressure, a 36.2 percent rate of high cholesterol, and a low birth weight rate of 8 percent.

Between 2001 and 2011, natural deaths—including factors like cancer, heart conditions, chronic health conditions, and SIDS—caused the greatest number of child fatalities in Connecticut. Preventable deaths—such as falls, car accidents, fire, and drowning—were the second most common cause of death among children. However, the rate of young suicides in the state decreased from 9 percent of child fatalities in 2001 to 2 percent of deaths in 2010, with 69% of the child suicides being male.

Connecticut citizens can gain the needed training through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) to be able to provide emergency care on children. PALS tests are currently available on this website. PALS teaches future providers how to calmly give kids emergency care in high stress environments, such as survivors in a motor vehicle wreck.

Operating seamlessly alongside teammates in order to resuscitate a child is emphasized during PALS training. Students discover how to speedily assess a patient’s condition with precision before initiating any actions.

Having a firm grasp of Basic Life Support (BLS) skills is vital to successfully passing a PALS test. The BLS tests provided on this website craft a foundation for future trainings and are thus a smart investment. BLS guidelines are updated as cardiac care advancements in the medical field occur, so providers might need to take a BLS refresher to stay on top of the most recent best practices. The “Chain of Survival” illustrated in BLS training also covers resuscitations completed by both one and two person teams. This is invaluable experience since cardiac arrest currently causes the highest number of fatalities worldwide.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) uses BLS techniques to instruct providers on how to save lives during cardiac and neurological and emergencies.

ACLS, BLS and PALS certifications provide trainings that are vital for survival in life-threatening situations. Connecticut needs more certified ACLS providers!

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

Incidence of heart disease:  3.4%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  3.5%

Incidence of stroke:  2.3%

Incidence of obesity:  24.5%

Incidence of diabetes:  9.3%

Incidence of high cholesterol:  36.2%

Incidence of high blood pressure:  29.2%

Incidence of smoking:  17.1%

Incidence of low birth weight:  8.0%

Population of Connecticut 3,574,097
Number of short-term general hospitals in Connecticut 34
Number of staffed beds in Connecticut 8,626
Number of primary care physicians in Connecticut 157.9 per 100,000

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