Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Miami Medical Professionals
Men’s Fitness magazine rated Miami, Florida as the 12th fattest city in the nation in its 2012 survey, “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.” However, the magazine did position it after Tampa (ranked fifth).
The 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index provided Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach with the overall well-being score of 66.1, which was the 11th worst score of the large metro areas surveyed. However, the 2012 score was a nearly 1 percent increase from the city’s 2010 score.
Between 2010 and 2012, the prevalence of diabetes within the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach communities did decrease from 12.5 percent to 10.8 percent. And the obesity rate also declined during the same time period from 23 percent to 21.9 percent, which was below the large metro average of 24.7 percent.
The prevalence of uninsured Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach residents dropped from 25.8 percent to 23.3 percent between 2010 and 2012. Although the rate of the uninsured did decrease, the 2012 numbers were still much higher than the large metro average of 15.5 percent for frequency of uninsured individuals.
Yet city residents expressed optimism at a frequency of 56.1 percent that their communities were becoming better places to live. The rate at which Miami-area inhabitants exercised in 30-minute intervals at least three days a week increased from 50.5 percent to 52.2 percent between 2010 and 2012. The prevalence of residents who met the recommended daily consumption of five servings of fruits and vegetables also increased between 2010 and 2012 from 56.8 percent to 58.3 percent.
Miami residents can gain the needed training through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), which is accessible through this website, in order to offer life saving care for Miami’s children. PALS courses teach future providers how to take the helm in high stress environments, such as at the site of a highway car crash, in order to give kids critical emergency medical care.
PALS emphasizes the significance of working seamlessly alongside teammates in order to successfully resuscitate a child. The 2010 edition of American Heart Association’s (AHA) handbook is the premise for much of the PALS classes. Students will study how to swiftly assess a patient’s condition with precision before initiating any action for assistance.
A key to successfully completing a PALS test is to possess a firm knowledge of Basic Life Support (BLS) beforehand. BLS tests—also offered on this website—create a strong foundation for future additional training and are therefore an intelligent investment. AHA updates BLS guidelines as cardiac care advancements occur in the medical field. Because of this, providers must refresh their BLS skill set in order to obtain current best practices.
The BLS “Chain of Survival” illustrates one and two person resuscitations, which are invaluable since cardiac arrest causes the highest number of fatalities worldwide.
Employing BLS techniques, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) teaches how to increase the chance of survival during cardiac and neurological emergencies.
ACLS, BLS and PALS certifications provide the training that is vital to save lives.
Miami needs more certified ACLS providers!