Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Hawaii Medical Professionals
Hawaii needs more certified ACLS providers!
Hawaii has the distinction of holding the title of the second healthiest state in the U.S. The Aloha State is also ranked among the top 10 states in six of the health categories that were compared among the states.
Regarding obesity, Hawaii has the second smallest occurrence of obese residents in the country with a 21.9 percent incidence rate. The state places third in the country for low rates of heart disease (3 percent), smoking (16.8 percent), and heart attack (3.2 percent). Hawaii has 138 primary care physicians per 100,000, ranking the state eighth in the nation for the number of active physicians per capita. For the occurrence of high blood pressure, Hawaii ranks ninth with a rate of 28 percent.
Among Hawaii’s more than 1.3 million residents, there is an 8.4 percent frequency of diabetes and a 2.5 percent rate of stroke. High cholesterol has a prevalence of 37 percent. The state’s 13 short-term general hospitals provide over 2,300-staffed beds for individuals. Preventable hospitalizations have decreased from 32.2 to 25 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees during the past five years.
Despite its overall ranking, Hawaii still faces challenges. Air pollution increased from 4.6 to 8.9 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter during the last five years. And during that same time period, the percentage of children under the age of 18 living in poverty has jumped from 10.5 percent to 15.9 percent. At a frequency of 8.3 percent, Hawaii also has a high prevalence of low birth weight.
Hawaii’s citizens can provide emergency care to children by undergoing Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training. The knowledge demonstrated through PALS tests—available on this website—give a firm grasp of emergency care for potential providers. PALS enhances individuals’ preparedness to administer life-saving care to children during traumatic events.
Over the course’s duration, PALS instructs students on how to rapidly assess a patient’s state before taking any action. PALS training emphasizes that working cohesively with colleagues during resuscitation of a child is key. The course pulls material from the American Heart Association (AHA) handbook’s 2010 edition.
Potential PALS providers must first have acquired a firm understanding of Basic Life Support (BLS) before sitting for the PALS test. The BLS test provided on this website acts as a platform on which to build other emergency training.
AHA amends guiding principles for BLS as advances in cardiac care are made. Because of this, providers ought to take a BLS refresher class to remain knowledgeable of current practices. One and two person team resuscitations are detailed in the BLS “Chain of Survival.” Cardiac arrests cause the most fatalities worldwide, so this certification will greatly benefit those living in Hawaii.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) incorporates BLS practices when teaching urgent care skills for both cardiac and neurological emergencies.
PALS, BLS and ACLS certifications all supply trainings that are critical to survival in life-threatening situations. Hawaii needs additional certified ACLS providers!
For more information regarding ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing, explore ACLS Medical Training today!
Incidence of heart disease: 3.0%
Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack): 3.2%
Incidence of stroke: 2.5%
Incidence of obesity: 21.9%
Incidence of diabetes: 8.4%
Incidence of high cholesterol: 37.0%
Incidence of high blood pressure: 28.7%
Incidence of smoking: 16.8%
Incidence of low birth weight: 8.3%
|Population of Hawaii||1,360,301|
|Number of short-term general hospitals in Hawaii||13|
|Number of staffed beds in Hawaii||2,377|
|Number of primary care physicians in Hawaii||138.0 per 100,000|