Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Ohio Medical Professionals

Ohio bears the title of the 35th healthiest state in the nation, which is based on a 2012 ranking of states’ overall health.

The Buckeye State places above the national average in the health category of prevalence of primary care physicians in the state, with a rating of 120.9 primary care doctors for every 100,000 residents. Despite this, Ohio also ranks below the national average in obesity with an occurrence of 29.7 percent, the frequency of heart disease at 5 percent, a 5 percent prevalence of heart attack, and a 25.1 percent occurrence of smoking. The state ranks 43rd in the smoking category and has more than 2.2 million adult smokers in Ohio.

However, air pollution has declined from 13.9 to 12 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter in the last five years. Within this same time period, the rate of preventable hospitalizations among Medicare enrollees dropped from 88 to 78.5 discharges per 1,000 enrollees. Despite the decline, the rate of preventable hospitalizations still remains high in comparison to other states.

The state experienced a 3 percent increase in the rate of uninsured residents, increasing from 10.7 percent to 13.7 percent in the last 10 years. The per capita public health funding for Ohio also increased last year from $45 to $51 per person.

Ohio did, however, have high immunization coverage, a low geographic disparity, and a low frequency of occupational fatalities. Ohio’s more than 11.5 million residents have access to 154 short-term general hospitals that house 29,599 staffed-beds.

When Ohio’s health providers obtain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training, quality of care improves, which positively affects outcomes for gravely ill or injured children and infants. People working in the fields of intensive and critical care units, emergency medicine, and emergency response—like nurses, paramedics and doctors—will acquire new skills through PALS courses.

Ohio residents can also learn emergency medical care skills when they successfully complete Basic Life Support (BLS) training. In this course, instructors incorporate videos and lectures and teach skills like when to begin rescue breathing and the correct methods to do so. Detailed information for resuscitation teams are illustrated in the BLS “Chain of Survival.”

Knowing proper techniques regarding how to administer chest compressions on infants, children, and adults are needed to gain BLS certification. Emergency medical techniques, which include the handling and location of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), are presented to students.

Ohio providers are required to first possess an understanding of adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and airway management and equipment before they can begin an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) class. Although BLS teachings are not covered during the course, ACLS tests students’ knowledge of BLS. High quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care are the primary focus of ACLS.

Ohio locals in emergency medical situations can rely on ACLS PALS, and BLS providers.

Ohio needs more certified ACLS providers!

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

Incidence of heart disease:  5.0%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  5.0%

Incidence of stroke:  3.1%

Incidence of obesity:  29.7%

Incidence rate of diabetes:  10.0%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol:  38.9%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure:  32.7%

Incidence rate of smoking:  25.1%

Incidence rate of low birth weight:  8.6%

Population of Ohio 11,536,504
Number of short-term general hospitals in Ohio 154
Number of staffed beds in Ohio 29,599
Number of primary care physicians in Ohio 120.9 per 100,000

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