Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for New Hampshire Medical Professionals

New Hampshire ranked as the third healthiest state in the country in 2012. The Granite State placed in the top 10 of U.S. states in two health categories considered in the overall ranking.  New Hampshire’s incidence of low birth weight at 6 percent placed the state as eighth in the country, and a prevalence of 133 primary care physicians out of every 100,000 residents placed the state10th in the country regarding the highest number of active primary care doctors.

New Hampshire is ranked better than the national average in the incidence of obesity (26.2 percent), the rate of smoking (19.4 percent), the frequency of heart attack (4.2 percent), the occurrence of stroke (2.6 percent) and the incidence of diabetes (8.7 percent). However, the state does face low per capita public health funding and a moderate occurrence of binge drinking.

In the past 10 years, New Hampshire’s prevalence of uninsured residents increased from 8.5 to 11.3 percent. And in the last year, the occurrence of infectious disease decreased from 6.8 to 5.5 cases per 100,000 people. New Hampshire had the lowest infant mortality rate of any state in America, and its infant mortality prevalence has decreased since 1990 from 8.4 to 4.4 deaths out of every 1,000 live births.

In the past five years, air pollution dropped from 9.1 to 7.5 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter. New Hampshire has one of the lowest occurrences of sedentary lifestyle at a rate of 22.5 percent, which translates to 234,000 sedentary adults.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) objective is to improve the quality of care and outcomes of the critically ill or injured infants and children. Nurses, paramedics and doctors in New Hampshire employed in emergency medicine, emergency response, intensive care, and critical care units are the people intended for PALS courses.

People residing in New Hampshire can learn emergency care techniques while taking Basic Life Support (BLS) classes. Students will discover how to execute proper chest compressions to infants, children, and adults. During the course, individuals will also learn emergency medical skills such as the proper way to handle and use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and where the devices can be found. BLS instructors will also detail the correct situations in which to employ rescue breathing. One and two person resuscitation teams are covered in the discussion of the BLS “Chain of Survival.”

Before enrolling in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), providers must have already obtained an understanding of adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and airway equipment and management. Providers will be asked to demonstrate BLS principles during ACLS testing, but BLS is not highlighted during class. ACLS training details when to utilize BLS Survey, ACLS Survey, high quality CPR, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care.

PALS, BLS and ACLS providers can help give emergency care to New Hampshire residents trapped in emergency situations.

New Hampshire needs more certified ACLS providers!

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Incidence of heart disease:  3.9%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  4.2%

Incidence of stroke:  2.6%

Incidence of obesity:  26.2%

Incidence rate of diabetes:  8.7%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol:  39.0%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure:  30.7%

Incidence rate of smoking:  19.4%

Incidence rate of low birth weight:  6.8%

Population of New Hampshire 1,316,470
Number of short-term general hospitals in New Hampshire 14
Number of staffed beds in New Hampshire 2,214
Number of primary care physicians in New Hampshire 133.0 per 100,000 

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