Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for North Carolina Medical Professionals

In a 2012 review of America’s healthiest states, North Carolina ranked as the 33rd healthiest state in the country. The Tar Heel State placed near the national average in four health categories considered in the overall ranking, which were incidence of high cholesterol at 38.5 percent, the rate of heart attack at 4.4 percent, the frequency of smoking at 21.8 percent, and prevalence of active primary care physicians per 100,000 residents (114.7).

However, North Carolina fell below the national average in the remainder of health categories, including the incidence of diabetes at 10.9 percent and low birth weight of babies at a rate of 9.1 percent. Over 800,000 adults live with diabetes in the state. A low per capita public health funding and a high infant mortality rate also negatively affected North Carolina’s overall state ranking. For the first time in eight years, the state’s rate of immunization coverage dropped below 90 percent.

Air pollution in the past five years declined from 13 to 10 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter. Within that same time frame, the rate of preventable hospitalizations dropped from 75.1 to 62.6 discharges out of every 1,000 Medicare enrollees. The occurrence of children under the age of 18 who live in poverty also declined last year from 27.6 percent to 23.9 percent.

Yet the frequency of uninsured residents jumped from 13.4 percent to 16.7 percent in the last 10 years. North Carolina exhibited a lower rate of infectious disease and low prevalence of binge drinking.

The quality of administered care will improve when providers enroll in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), therefore positively affecting outcomes for North Carolina’s critically ill or injured infants and children. Healthcare providers in the fields of emergency medicine, emergency response, intensive care, and critical care units, such as nurses, paramedics and doctors, will benefit from PALS certification.

North Carolina inhabitants will be introduced to emergency medical care methods upon registering for Basic Life Support (BLS) training. Using videos and lectures, instructors establish when the proper time is to initiate rescue breathing and the correct techniques. Detailed instructions for one and two person resuscitation teams are listed in the BLS “Chain of Survival.”

Developing the correct methods and techniques for chest compressions on infants, children, and adults are essential for certification in BLS. Participants learn emergency practices in regards to how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and the devices’ locations.

North Carolina providers must have a firm grasp of adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and airway management and equipment before beginning Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training. Although BLS techniques are not included in class, ACLS tests require students to exhibit BLS knowledge. ACLS focuses on BLS Survey, ACLS Survey, high quality CPR, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care.

North Carolina locals in emergency situations can depend upon ACLS PALS, and BLS providers.

North Carolina needs more certified ACLS providers!

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

Incidence of heart disease:  4.5%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  4.4%

Incidence of stroke:  3.1%

Incidence of obesity: 29.1%

Incidence of diabetes:  10.9%

Incidence of high cholesterol:  38.5%

Incidence of high blood pressure:  32.4%

Incidence of smoking:  21.8%

Incidence of low birth weight:  9.1%

Population of North Carolina 9,535,483
Number of short-term general hospitals in North Carolina 104
Number of staffed beds in North Carolina 22,163
Number of primary care physicians in North Carolina 114.7 per 100,000

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