Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Memphis Medical Professionals
The 2012 estimated population of Memphis by the United States Census Bureau was 655,155. The 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index gave Memphis the overall well-being score of 65.9. Memphis had the ninth worst score of large metro areas included in the survey. The average score for such areas was 67.4.
Six sub-categories were considered in the creation of the Gallup Index overall score for 190 metropolitan areas surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access. Memphis rated worse than the average for large metro areas in every category that was considered.
The prevalence of diabetes among Memphis inhabitants was a rate of 13.3 percent. This was an increase of .9 percent since 2011. Residents’ frequency of 30.4 percent for obesity was nearly six percent higher than the average rate for large metro areas (24.7 percent).
Between 2011 and 2012, the frequency at which Memphis residents exercised in 30-minute intervals at least three days a week decreased from 51.7 percent to 49.9 percent as the average large metro area rate rose nearly one percent.
The occurrence at which locals met the daily recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables at least four days a week decreased during the same time period from 56.7 percent to 54.1 percent. The percentage of uninsured Memphis residents rose between 2011 and 2012 from 17.6 percent to 17.8 percent. A greater percentage of people were optimistic that Memphis was becoming a healthier place to live (51.3 percent).
In order to dispense emergency care to Memphis’s children, providers can gain those life-saving skills through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, which is available on this website. While learning how to navigate high stress environments, such as at the site of a car crash along a remote country road, PALS providers will be able to provide pediatric victims with much needed care.
PALS training underscores the necessity of working smoothly within a team when resuscitating a child. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2010 edition handbook acts as the basis for PALS courses and is updated as advances in cardiac care are made. The provider learns how to quickly and accurately appraise a patient’s condition before taking action.
A familiarity with Basic Life Support (BLS) is key to successfully completing a PALS test. Offered through our website, BLS tests develop a strong foundation for additional medical trainings. Because AHA takes into account recent medical advancements in cardiac care while updating BLS guidelines, individuals should refresh their BLS knowledge for current best practices.
The BLS “Chain of Survival” details both one and two person resuscitations and provides an invaluable skill set in a world where cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death.
Employing BLS techniques, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) shows providers how to increase survival rates during neurological and cardiac emergencies.
A timely and efficient response in life-threatening situations saves lives. ACLS, BLS or PALS certifications provide you the training to do so.
Memphis needs more certified ACLS providers!