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

Based on the overall health of states, New Mexico ranked as the 32nd healthiest state in America in 2012. The state made it into the top 10 states in two health categories considered in the overall ranking.

The Land of Enchantment’s low rate of high blood pressure at 28 percent placed it sixth in the U.S.  In addition, the state took the ninth slot for the states with the lowest rates of high cholesterol (35 percent). New Mexico also ranked better than the national average in the incidence of obesity (26.3 percent) and frequency of stroke (2.6 percent).

The state fell on the lower side of the national average in the incidence of diabetes with a rate of 10 percent, low birth weight (8.7 percent), and occurrence of heart disease (3.7 percent). New Mexico also reported low rates of high school graduation and higher rates of residents who were uninsured. And in the past year, the incidence of children in poverty under the age of 18 jumped from 27.6 percent to 31.7 percent.

New Mexico did have a lower rate of adults living a sedentary lifestyle than many other states. In 2012, there were 395,000 adults in the state with a sedentary lifestyle. The frequency of preventable hospitalizations dropped during the last five years from 67 to 54.9 discharges per 1,000 state residents enrolled in Medicare. And in the past 10 years, the prevalence of infant mortality also decreased from 6.8 to 5.4 deaths out of every 1,000 live births.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training increases the excellence of care and therefore improves outcomes for New Mexico’s critically ill or injured infants and children. PALS classes were built for healthcare professionals employed in emergency medicine, emergency response, intensive care, and critical care units, such as nurses, paramedics and doctors.

New Mexico residents are given the opportunity to develop emergency care techniques when they sign up for Basic Life Support (BLS) training. Instructors will illustrate when and how to incorporate rescue breathing into an emergency response. One and two person resuscitation teams are included in the BLS “Chain of Survival” given in class.

Executing proper chest compressions for infants, children, and adults is another skill that students will learn in BLS training. Individuals will also develop emergency the medical techniques how one should handle and apply an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and the location of the devices.

New Mexico providers interested in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) must have prior knowledge of adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and airway management and equipment. Students are required to exhibit BLS principles during ACLS testing; however, instructors’ lectures do not cover BLS. ACLS coursework focuses on BLS Survey, ACLS Survey, high quality CPR, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care.

New Mexico residents involved in health emergencies can depend on PALS, BLS and ACLS providers for help.

New Mexico needs more certified ACLS providers!

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Incidence of heart disease:  3.7%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  4.8%

Incidence of stroke:  2.6%

Incidence of obesity:  26.3%

Incidence rate of diabetes:  10.0%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol:  35.7%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure:  28.4%

Incidence rate of smoking:  21.5%

Incidence rate of low birth weight:  8.7%

Population of New Mexico 2,059,179
Number of short-term general hospitals in New Mexico 37
Number of staffed beds in New Mexico 3,894
Number of primary care physicians in New Mexico 111.5 per 100,000

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