Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Louisville Medical Professionals
As of 2010, Louisville Metro’s total population was 741,096. Heart diseases, mental or emotional diagnosis, COPD, cancer and stroke were the top primary health conditions causing inpatient hospitalizations in 2009 in the Louisville Metro area.
Cancer was the leading cause of death for Louisville Metro residents in 2009 at the age-adjusted rate of 256.2 deaths per 100,000 population. Heart disease was the second leading cause of deaths with a frequency of 237.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accounted for 63 deaths per 100,000 residents and stroke caused 67 deaths per 100,000. Diabetes contributed to 35 deaths per 100,000. The percentage of Louisville Metro adults reporting smoking tobacco dropped from 25.5 percent to 23.9 percent between in 2004 and 2009.
The 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index awarded the region of Louisville/Jefferson County with an overall well being rating of 65—lower than the large metro area average well-being score of 67.4.
Gallup considered six sub-categories when calculating the overall well-being scores for 190 metropolitan areas. The survey focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
The rate of uninsured residents in Louisville/Jefferson County increased between 2011 and 2012 from 15.9 percent to 16.8 percent. And obesity rates for residents dropped between 2010 and 2012 from 29.2 percent to 27.1 percent. Prevalence of diabetes also decreased during that same period of time from 12.1 percent to 10.8 percent. The occurrence at which residents exercised at least three days a week was 51.1 percent.
Louisville residents can learn how to save children’s lives through the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) test, which is available on this website. PALS providers will learn how to navigate emergency situations while giving much needed pediatric care, such as at the site of a car crash along a remote country road.
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2010 edition handbook is the basis for PALS, which reiterates the importance of both team cooperation and communication during the process of resuscitating a child. The provider becomes skilled at how to initiate rapid and accurate assessment of a victim’s condition before taking action.
Individuals must be familiar with Basic Life Support (BLS) before he or she can undertake PALS testing. BLS creates a strong foundation for any future additional medical training, and BLS testing is offered on our website. Through the years, the medical field has made great advancements in cardiac care. Because AHA takes those achievements into account when forming BLS guidelines, individuals may require a refresher test to stay up to date of current best practices.
One and two person resuscitations are detailed in the BLS “Chain of Survival.” BLS instills invaluable knowledge and skill set in a society where cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death worldwide.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) employs BLS techniques while instructing providers on neurological and cardiac emergencies. A prompt and effective response can save a life.
ACLS, BLS and PALS certifications provide valuable information and training.
Louisville needs more certified ACLS providers!