Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Mississippi Medical Professionals
Mississippi needs more certified ACLS providers!
Mississippi is tied with Louisiana for the 49th spot in the health rankings of the U.S states, according to a 2012 survey based on the health of states’ residents. Unfortunately, the state ranks below average among other states in every health category considered.
Mississippi is ranked among the bottom five U.S. states in eight health categories. The state possesses a high incidence rate of smoking at 26 percent and a high prevalence of stroke at 4 percent. The state’s frequency of residents with high blood pressure is 39.3 percent, and there is a 34.9 percent rate of obesity.
Mississippi is currently last in America for sedentary lifestyle, obesity and diabetes. Over 800,000 adults have a sedentary lifestyle, and almost 780,000 Mississippi adults are obese. Almost 280,000 adults have diabetes. The state ranks last in the incidence of high cholesterol (42%), the incidence of low birth weight babies (12%), the incidence of obesity (34%) and the incidence of diabetes (12%). Prevalence of uninsured residents dropped from 19.2 to 18.6 percent.
The rate of children under the age of 18 who live in poverty declined from 33.7 to 24.4 percent last year. Yet immunization coverage among the age group of 19 to 35 months old dropped from 92.7 percent to 88.2 percent. Mississippi must address the challenges of a high infant mortality rate and a high frequency of low birth weight among babies. Available primary care physicians in the state are present at a rate of 81.4 primary doctors per 100,000 residents.
Mississippi needs trained medical professionals. Individuals interested in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) learn how to treat children in emergency situations. The American Heart Association (AHA) handbook is often utilized in PALS. Lessons provide students with the ability to quickly ascertain the condition of the child in danger prior to giving assistance. Central to successfully resuscitating a child is an organized team and clear communication.
Pursuing PALS certification requires prior completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) training. BLS tests will provide Mississippi’s citizens with an introduction to life-saving skills. Providers will be able to attend to children and adults in emergency situations, such as a boating accident.
As developments occur within the field of cardiac medicine, adjustments to AHA’s handbook, from which BLS teachings are derived, are completed. If a provider realizes AHA principles have been modified he or she should review BLS for updated guidelines. Within BLS, persons study how to operate as one and two person resuscitation teams when instructors review the “Chain of Survival.”
The single largest cause of deaths across the world is cardiac arrest. Tests available on this website help prepare Mississippi residents to assist in saving lives.
Guidelines for cardiac and neurological emergencies in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) incorporate BLS into its response steps. Intervening early during cardiac dysrhythmias increases odds of survival.
PALS, BLS and ACLS certified providers help individuals in emergency situations.
For more information regarding ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing, explore ACLS Medical Training today!
Incidence of heart disease: 4.6%
Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack): 5.4%
Incidence of stroke: 4.0%
Incidence of obesity: 34.9%
Incidence rate of diabetes: 12.4%
Incidence rate of high cholesterol: 42.3%
Incidence rate of high blood pressure: 39.3%
Incidence rate of smoking: 26.0%
Incidence rate of low birth weight: 12.1%
|Population of Mississippi||2,967,297|
|Number of short-term general hospitals in Mississippi||71|
|Number of staffed beds in Mississippi||10,941|
|Number of primary care physicians in Mississippi||81.4 per 100,000|