Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Kansas Medical Professionals
Kansas needs more certified ACLS providers!
In 2012, Kansas ranked as the 24th healthiest state in the country in regards to the rating of the overall health of states’ residents. The state ranked above the national average in the health category of low birth weight with a frequency of 7 percent.
In many of the health categories considered, Kansas ranked on par with the national average. The rate of heart attacks among Kansas’s residents was 4.4 percent, and there was a 4.5 percent frequency of heart disease within the state. An occurrence of 9.5 percent set the state’s diabetes rate near the national average, in addition to Kansas’s incidence of high blood pressure (30.8 percent) and stroke (2.7 percent).
However, Kansas has more smokers (22 percent) and citizens with heart disease (4.5 percent) than the U.S. average. The state ranks 37th in the nation for the availability of primary care physicians with a rate of 101.7 physicians per 100,000 people. There are 62 short-term general hospitals with 6,704-staffed beds available for Kansas’s more than 2.8 million residents.
Kansas has one of the highest obesity rates in the U.S., with more than 630,000 obese adults at a rate of 29.6 percent of the state’s population. The amount of public health funding rose from $37 to $45 dollars per person during the past five years. However, cardiovascular disease fatalities declined from 321.1 to 260.3 deaths per 100,000 population during the past 10 years. And preventable hospitalizations declined from 80.8 to 66.8 discharges per 1,000 state residents enrolled in Medicare.
Kansas residents have the opportunity to become certified in children emergency care through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Skills developed during PALS testing supplies future providers with a solid foundation for care during a pediatric emergency. PALS expands Kansas’s residents’ capabilities to help provide life-saving pediatric care.
PALS utilizes the American Heart Association (AHA) 2010 edition handbook in its training. Potential providers learn how to rapidly and accurately assess a child’s condition before taking action. Excellent team communication and cooperation are essential while resuscitating a child.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training is needed for an individual to successfully finish a PALS test. Completing the BLS test, which is available through this website, is the first step to develop the ability to respond in emergency situations for both children and adults.
Providers should possibly revisit a BLS course in order to stay on top of current methods. AHA adjusts guidelines for BLS as strides are made in the field of cardiac care every year. BLS teachers instruct students in one and two person team resuscitations in the “Chain of Survival” section. Cardiac arrests are currently responsible for the highest number of deaths worldwide, so these offered courses could very well save lives in Kansas.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) incorporates BLS into cardiac and neurological emergencies. PALS, BLS and ACLS certified providers assist individuals in potentially fatal medical emergencies..
For more information regarding ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing, explore ACLS Medical Training today!
Incidence of heart disease: 4.5%
Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack): 4.4%
Incidence of stroke: 2.7%
Incidence of obesity: 29.6%
Incidence of diabetes: 9.5%
Incidence of high cholesterol: 38.4%
Incidence of high blood pressure: 30.8%
Incidence of smoking: 22.0%
Incidence of low birth weight: 7.1%
|Population of Kansas||2,853,118|
|Number of short-term general hospitals in Kansas||62|
|Number of staffed beds in Kansas||6,704|
|Number of primary care physicians in Kansas||101.7 per 100,000|