Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Delaware Medical Professionals
Delaware needs more certified ACLS providers!
In a rating of the overall health of states’ residents, Delaware is ranked the 31st healthiest state in the country. The state ranks better than the national average in two health categories. Delaware has a relatively low rate of heart disease at 3.9 percent and a low incidence of heart attack at 3.8 percent.
However, Delaware is among the states that performed poorly in four health categories. At 40.6 percent, the state has a high occurrence of high cholesterol. Also its residents had a greater prevalence of high blood pressure at 34 percent than the national average. The incidence of stroke (3 percent) and low birth weight babies (8 percent) also contributed to Delaware’s lower ranking regarding level of health. Of the 99 infants who died on average each year between 2003 and 2007 in Delaware, SUID caused 14 of those fatalities.
The number of drug overdose fatalities in the state of Delaware increased almost threefold between 1999 and 2010, from 50 to 144 deaths. In 2010, unintentional drug overdoses accounted for more deaths than car accidents. Between 2005 and 2009, accidents were responsible for the largest amount of fatalities in children and youth within the age range of 1 – 19 years old. The second, third and fourth most common causes of death within the same age range were homicides, cancer, and suicides.
Eight short-term general hospitals with over 1,800-staffed beds currently service the nearly 900,000 residents of Delaware. There are 108.8 primary care physicians per 100,000 Delaware residents.
Through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Delaware citizens will acquire training necessary to give children emergency care. This website currently offers PALS tests. Future providers learn through the PALS program how to administer children emergency care in times of high stress events, such as a major car crash.
PALS relies on the 2010 edition of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) handbook for much of its training. During the course, students determine how to rapidly appraise a patient’s condition with precision prior to taking action. Smoothly working alongside colleagues in order to resuscitate a child is highlighted in the course of PALS training.
A strong understanding of Basic Life Support (BLS) is critical before advancing to the PALS test. The BLS tests on this website mold a basis for future emergency care training. As cardiac care advancements occur, AHA amends guiding principles for BLS. Providers might need to take a BLS refresher to stay on top of current practices. Resuscitations completed by both one and two person teams are covered in the BLS “Chain of Survival.” This training is critical because cardiac arrest is currently the cause of the greatest number of fatalities across the world.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) uses BLS to teach how to save lives during cardiac and neurological emergencies.
ACLS, BLS and PALS certifications provide trainings that are central for survival in life-threatening situations.
For more information regarding ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing, explore ACLS Medical Training today!
Incidence of heart disease: 3.9%
Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack): 3.8%
Incidence of stroke: 3.2%
Incidence of obesity: 28.8%
Incidence of diabetes: 9.7%
Incidence of high cholesterol: 40.6%
Incidence of high blood pressure: 34.8%
Incidence of smoking: 21.8%
Incidence of low birth weight: 8.9%
|Population of Delaware||897,934|
|Number of short-term general hospitals in Delaware||8|
|Number of staffed beds in Delaware||1,866|
|Number of primary care physicians in Delaware||108.8 per 100,000|