Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Omaha Medical Professionals
Men’s Fitness magazine ranked Omaha, Nebraska as the 15th fittest city in the United States in its 2012 survey entitled “The Fittest and Fattest Cities in America.”
The 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index gave Omaha/Council Bluffs a well-being score of 69.5, which was slightly higher than the average (66.7) for medium metro areas and a 1.2-point increase from 2011.
A collection of sub-categories was considered in the compilation of the Gallup Index overall well-being scores for 190 metropolitan areas surveyed. These focused on emotional health, physical health, work environment, healthy behavior, life evaluation, and basic access.
The prevalence of diabetes within Omaha/Council Bluffs communities was present at a rate of 9.6 percent in 2012—a 1 percent increase from 2011 but the same as the 2010 rate. From 2010 to 2012, the occurrence of obesity within the city population decreased from 29.1 percent to 25.4 percent.
The percentage of Omaha/Council Bluffs residents who were uninsured increased between 2010 and 2012 from 14.7 percent to 14.9 percent. And optimism among inhabitants that Omaha/Council Bluffs was becoming a better place to live also increased from 59.6 percent to 69.8 percent, which was nearly 11 percent higher than the average optimism rate for medium metro areas.
Residents in Omaha/Council Bluffs exercised in 30-minute intervals for a minimum of three days a week at a frequency of 51.7 percent in 2012. And 55.8 percent of the city’s inhabitants consumed the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables for a minimum of four days a week.
Omaha’s citizens can provide emergency medical care to children by undergoing Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. The knowledge gleaned through PALS tests—available on this website—will give a firm grasp of pediatric emergency care for potential providers. PALS enhances individuals’ preparedness to administer life-saving care to children during traumatic events.
Over the course’s duration, PALS will instruct trainees on how to approach rapidly assessing a victim’s state before taking any action. PALS training emphasizes that working cohesively with teammates during resuscitation of a child is key to a successful outcome for the victim. The course pulls material from the American Heart Association (AHA) handbook’s 2010 edition.
Potential PALS providers must first have gained a firm understanding of Basic Life Support (BLS) before sitting for the PALS test. The BLS test provided on this website acts as a platform on which to build other emergency medical training.
AHA amends principles for BLS as advances in cardiac care are made. Due to this, providers should take a BLS refresher class to remain knowledgeable of current best practices in BLS. One and two person team resuscitations are both detailed in the BLS “Chain of Survival.” Cardiac arrests cause the most fatalities worldwide, so this certification will greatly benefit those living in Omaha.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) incorporates BLS practices when teaching urgent care skills for both cardiac and neurological emergencies.
PALS, BLS and ACLS certifications all supply trainings that are critical to survival in life-threatening situations. Omaha needs additional certified ACLS providers!