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

Indiana needs more certified ACLS providers!

Indiana ranked 41st in the country during the 2012 rating of the overall health of states’ residents. With an occurrence of 25.6 percent, the incidence of smoking among the state’s population positioned Indiana as the 44th state in the smoking health category. Currently, more than 1.25 million state residents smoke. The state also ranked poorly in regards to heart attack with a rate of 5.5 percent placing it in the 45th slot among states.

Over half a million of Indiana adults have diabetes, and there are more than 1.5 million residents who are obese. Also, cases of infectious disease increased during the past year from 7.8 to 11.7 per 100,000 individuals. For the state’s more than 6.4 million residents, 99 short-term general hospitals are available that currently have 16,202-staffed beds.

Preventable hospitalizations dropped during the past five years from a rate of 83.2 to 76 discharges per 1,000 people enrolled in Medicare. Another challenge Indiana faces is low per capita public health funding, which increased over the past five years from $33 to $44 per person. But the state does hold a low rate of uninsured residents, a low frequency of binge drinking, and a low geographic disparity.

There are currently 101.5 primary care doctors per 100,000 people in the state. The percentage of children younger than 18-years-old living in poverty has more than doubled in the past 10 years, rising from 10.8 percent to 23.6 percent. Incidence of low birth weight among newborns was 8 percent in 2012.

Through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Illinois citizens have a chance to get certified to give children emergency care. Skills gained during PALS testing, which is available on this website, equip students with a knowledge base of pediatric emergency care. PALS develops individuals’ preparedness to offer life-saving pediatric care.

Drawing from the most recent guideline updates, PALS educates potential providers on how to effectively appraise a child’s condition before taking action. PALS coursework highlights that excellent team communication is crucial while resuscitating a child.

Having a firm grasp of Basic Life Support (BLS) practices is necessary before an individual can take a PALS test. The BLS test, which is available on this website, is the first step to developing additional emergency care skills for both adults and children.

BLS guiding principles are updated as strides are made in cardiac care every year. Providers should also be aware of changes and possibly take a BLS refresher class to stay on top of current practices. BLS instructors teach one and two person team resuscitations as part of the “Chain of Survival.” The highest amount of deaths worldwide occurs from cardiac arrests, so these offered courses could very well save lives in Indiana.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) incorporates BLS into cardiac and neurological emergencies. PALS, BLS and ACLS certifications help individuals survive life-threatening circumstances.

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

Incidence of heart disease:  4.8%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  5.5%

Incidence of stroke:  3.4%

Incidence of obesity:  30.8%

Incidence of diabetes:  10.2%

Incidence of high cholesterol:  39.0%

Incidence of high blood pressure:  32.8%

Incidence of smoking:  25.6%

Incidence of low birth weight:  8.0%

Population of Indiana 6,483,802
Number of short-term general hospitals in Indiana 99
Number of staffed beds in Indiana 16,202
Number of primary care physicians in Indiana 101.5 per 100,000

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