Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Minneapolis Medical Professionals
Minneapolis, Minnesota was ranked as the 9th fittest city in the United States in Men’s Fitness magazine’s 2012 survey entitled “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.”
And in the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington region was given an overall well-being score of 70.3—the fifth highest score out of the included large metro areas.
Gallup analyzed six sub-categories to calculate the overall well-being score for 190 metropolitan areas surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
Residents of the Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington region had a 7.9 percent prevalence of diabetes in 2012, which was a 1.6 percent decrease from its 2010 rate of diabetes. The frequency of obesity in the region also dropped between 2010 and 2012 from 22.9 percent to 21.9 percent.
However, the occurrence of residents who were uninsured increased from 8.5 percent to 9.2 percent between 2010 and 2012. Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington inhabitants participated in regular exercise (30-minute workouts at least three days a week) at a prevalence of 54.3 percent, which was higher than the large metro average of 52.8 percent.
And 55.4 percent of Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington locals consumed the recommended daily five servings of fruits and vegetables at least four days a week. However, this rate was below the large metro average frequency of 58.1 percent.
Between 2010 and 2012, the prevalence of citizens who were optimistic that Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington region was becoming a better place to live jumped from 60 percent to 67.4 percent.
In order to provide emergency medical services for Minneapolis children, individuals are now able to obtain life-saving medical skills through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification, which is available on this website. PALS providers learn how to navigate highly stressful situations in order to give victims much needed care, such as a child at a car crash.
PALS emphasizes working as part of a cohesive team in order to successfully resuscitate pediatric victims. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2010 edition handbook is the foundation for PALS. The providers involved in this training learn how to rapidly and precisely appraise a victim’s condition before moving to the next steps.
Familiarity with Basic Life Support (BLS) is key to successfully completing a PALS test. Offered through our website, BLS training provides a strong foundation to acquire additional certifications. AHA takes into account recent medical advancements in cardiac care when revising BLS guidelines. Therefore, Minneapolis providers should refresh their BLS understanding periodically to ensure the most current methods.
Chain of Survival” outlined in BLS illustrates one and two person resuscitations while providing an important skill set in a society where cardiac arrest is the leading cause of fatalities in the world. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) teachers focus on how to increase survival rates during neurological and cardiac emergencies, utilizing BLS techniques to do so.
An efficient response in life-threatening situations will save a life. ACLS, BLS or PALS certifications provide you the training to do so.
Minneapolis needs more certified ACLS providers!