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

New York ranked as the 18th healthiest state in the U.S. for 2012. The Empire State also ranked in the top 10 states in five health categories included in the overall states’ health.

A 2 percent incidence of smoking earned the state the number two slot in the country for lowest rate of stroke. New York placed fifth for the prevalence of active primary care physicians of 160.2 doctors per 100,000 residents. The state has the seventh lowest rate of obesity at 24.5 percent, the eighth lowest incidence of smoking at 18 percent, and the ninth lowest occurrence of heart attack in the country at 3 percent.

However, New York had a relatively high rate of diabetes (10 percent), ranking it at 40th in the nation in that criterion. The state’s lower rate of high school graduates and higher frequency of diabetes at 10.5 percent both negatively affected its overall health ranking. And despite having one of the lowest obesity rates in the nation, New York does have 3.7 million obese adults living within its borders.

In the past five years, New York’s air pollution declined from 11.8 to 9.2 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter. And within the past 10 years, the prevalence of uninsured residents dropped from 15.5 percent to 13.6 percent. Although high school graduation is one of the challenges facing the state, in the past five years the rate of incoming ninth graders who graduate in four years increased from 60.9 percent to 73.5 percent.

The degree of excellence in care will improve through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, and therefore the outcomes for New York’s critically ill or injured infants and children will also improve. Healthcare professionals within emergency medicine, emergency response, intensive care, and critical care units, such as nurses, paramedics and doctors will benefit from PALS classes.

New York inhabitants can learn emergency care methods upon enrolling in Basic Life Support (BLS) training. Through videos and lectures, teachers demonstrate the proper time and techniques for including rescue breathing into critical care. Both one and two person resuscitation teams are included in the BLS “Chain of Survival,” which is provided in class.

Correct chest compressions for infants, children, and adults are a critical technique that students develop during BLS certification. Individuals will also develop emergency practices regarding how to handle an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and the location of the devices.

New York providers attracted to Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) must already comprehend adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and also airway management and equipment. Students must exhibit BLS principles during an ACLS test; however, teachers’ instructions will not highlight BLS. The ACLS course spotlights BLS Survey, ACLS Survey, high quality CPR, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care.

New York residents who become involved in health crisis can depend upon ACLS PALS, and BLS providers.

New York needs more certified ACLS providers!

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Incidence of heart disease:  4.1%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  3.6%

Incidence of stroke:  2.1%

Incidence of obesity:  24.5%

Incidence rate of diabetes:  10.5%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol:  38.8%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure:  30.7%

Incidence rate of smoking:  18.1%

Incidence rate of low birth weight:  8.2%

Population of New York 19,378,102
Number of short-term general hospitals in New York 204
Number of staffed beds in New York 59,646
Number of primary care physicians in New York 160.2 per 100,000

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