Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Honolulu Medical Professionals
Men’s Fitness magazine ranked Honolulu, Hawaii as the 10th fittest city in the United States in its 2012 survey entitled “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.” According to the survey, Honolulu, along with San Francisco and Omaha, were the cities without any high ozone days. Honolulu also had a high prevalence of residents with a healthy body weight at a rate of 43.9 percent.
Honolulu received an overall well-being score of 71.5 from the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index—pulling it in as one of the top 10 highest well-being scores of all cities surveyed and the third highest score of the medium-sized metro areas.
Six sub-categories were considered in the creation of the Gallup Index overall score for the190 metropolitan areas surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
The prevalence of diabetes among Honolulu’s inhabitants increased between 2010 and 2012 from 8.8 percent to 12.7 percent. And the occurrence of obesity also increased during that same period of time from 17.6 percent to 24.3 percent.
The occurrence of Honolulu residents who exercised regularly (30-minute workouts at a minimum of three days a week) was 59.6 percent in 2012—a 4.4 percent increase since 2010. There was a 58.3 percent rate of people living in Honolulu who consumed the recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables at least four days a week. Only 8.7 percent of Honolulu’s residents were uninsured, which was half of the average for medium-sized metro areas.
Our Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training arms Honolulu health care workers with the tools necessary for delivering life saving care to children during stressful environments, such as at the location of a car or boating accident. Based on the 2010 edition of the American Heart Association (AHA) handbook, PALS guidelines reiterate the necessity of team dynamics and clear communication during resuscitation. The training program teaches individuals how to initiate quick and accurate assessment of a pediatric victim’s condition before taking action.
However, individuals must first have already been trained in Basic Life Support (BLS) methods before he or she can become a PALS provider. BLS tests are also offered through this website and should be taken before pursuing either PAL or ACLS programs. AHA has adapted its BLS response techniques throughout the years as advancements in cardiac care have been made. Since cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the world, having emergency medical skills gained through BLS is of the utmost importance. BLS “Chain of Survival” gives detailed steps regarding both one person and two person resuscitations.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training teaches providers how to increase survival rates during neurological and cardiac emergencies, specifically stroke, cardiopulmonary arrest, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS). By intervening early in cardiac dysrhythmias, providers can increase a person’s chance of survival.
Whether pursuing ACLS, BLS or PALS certifications, knowing how to respond quickly and effectively in life-threatening situations saves lives of Honolulu residents.
Honolulu needs more certified ACLS providers!