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

New Jersey is the eighth healthiest state in the country in 2012. The state is ranked in the top 10 states in four health categories considered in the rating of states’ overall health.

The garden state placed third among all states regarding incidence of smoking (16 percent). However, the state does still contain more than 1.1 million adults who currently smoke. New Jersey was sited having the fourth lowest occurrence of obesity in America with a rating of 23 percent. A 2 percent frequency of stroke bestowed a seventh place ranking for the state.

With 137 primary doctors available for every 100,000 residents, New Jersey took ninth place for the highest rate of active primary care physicians in a state. And a low rate of heart attacks (4.2 percent), incidence of high cholesterol (37 percent), and occurrence of diabetes (8.8 percent) also contributed to New Jersey’s overall health ranking.

Infant mortality rates in New Jersey declined in the past ten years from 6.5 to 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births. During the past year, public health funding dropped from $69 to $65 per person in the state. But the frequency of children in poverty under 18 years old increased in the past year from 12.8 percent to 17.4 percent.

The occurrence of preventable hospitalizations declined in the past five years from 83.9 to 68.8 discharges out of every 1,000 New Jersey residents who were enrolled in Medicare. Seventy-three short-term general hospitals cared for the state’s more than 8.7 million residents.

The purpose of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is to improve the quality of care and therefore the outcomes of the critically ill or injured infants and children in New Jersey. PALS courses were developed for nurses, paramedics and doctors employed in emergency medicine, emergency response, intensive care, and critical care units.

However, residents of New Jersey can also learn emergency care techniques by enrolling in Basic Life Support (BLS). Executing proper chest compressions for infants, children, and adults is just one aspect of the skills that students will learn. Individuals will develop emergency medical techniques how one should handle and apply an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and the location of the devices. The correct technique and setting for using rescue breathing will also be discussed by BLS instructors. One and two person resuscitation teams are included in the BLS “Chain of Survival” that is outlined in class.

Providers who wish to complete Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) must have previously acquired a knowledge base of adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and airway equipment and management. Providers must exhibit BLS principles during ACLS testing, but instructors do not cover BLS. ACLS training focuses on BLS Survey, ACLS Survey, high quality CPR, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care.

New Jersey residents in medical emergencies can depend on PALS, BLS and ACLS providers for assistance.

New Jersey needs more certified ACLS providers!

For more information regarding ACLS, BLS, or PALS testing, explore ACLS Medical Training today!

Incidence of heart disease  4.1%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack)  4.2%

Incidence of stroke  2.3%

Incidence of obesity  23.7%

Incidence rate of diabetes  8.8%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol  37.0%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure  30.6%

Incidence rate of smoking  16.8%

Incidence rate of low birth weight  8.2%

Population of New Jersey 8,791,894
Number of short-term general hospitals in New Jersey 73
Number of staffed beds in New Jersey 21,170
Number of primary care physicians in New Jersey 137.7 per 100,000

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