Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Rhode Island Medical Professionals

Rhode Island is the 10th healthiest state in the country.

The state is ranked third among U.S. states in the number of active primary care physicians per 100,000 residents at a rate of 172.4 doctors. The state ranks better than the national average in the incidence of diabetes at 8.4 percent, the rate of obesity at 25.4 percent, the occurrence of strokes at 2.4 percent, the frequency of low birth weight at 7.7 percent, and the incidence of smoking at 20 percent.

The state’s high incidence of high blood pressure places it as 37th in the country in that specific health category. Rhode Island’s rate if uninsured residents jumped from 7.3 percent to 11.8 percent in the past 10 years. The state also has many poor physical and mental health days listed, and there is a high prevalence of binge drinking among its population.

The state holds a high rate of preventable hospitalizations. Per capital health public health funding crept up from $90 to $110 per person in the last five years. Rhode Island’s 12 short-term general hospitals cared for the state’s more than one million residents.

Children under the age of 18 who live in poverty declined from 20.4 percent to 17.5 percent in the past year. However, 10 years ago, the child poverty rate was only 10.7 percent. More than 210,000 adults, or 25.4 percent of the population, are obese. Nearly as many lead a sedentary lifestyle. Twenty percent of the population smokes, which is around 166,000 adults.

When certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Rhode Island’s healthcare providers will improve the quality of care for critically ill or injured children and infants, which will in turn positively affect the outcomes of the children. People working in intensive and critical care units, emergency medicine, and emergency response will further expand their medical capabilities with PALS certification.

Once completing Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Rhode Island inhabitants could possibly save a life with their newly acquired emergency techniques. BLS training includes in-class videos and lectures. Participants acquire the most successful methods to provide rescue breathing for a victim and at what point in the emergency situation they should start. Odds of survival for the victim increase when providers begin BLS early during a cardiac arrest.

BLS participants learn how to help a person who is choking. BLS training showcases the correct means for chest compressions on infants, children, and adults. How to find and control an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is covered in BLS certification.

People participating in Rhode Island must hold a strong command of adult pharmacology, ECG Rhythm Recognition, BLS, and airway management and equipment before taking Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training. ACLS features high quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, ACLS cases for specific disorders, and post cardiac arrest care.

Rhode Island citizens can trust ACLS PALS, and BLS providers in medical emergencies.

Rhode Island needs more certified ACLS providers!

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

Incidence of heart disease:  4.2%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  4.4%

Incidence of stroke:  2.4%

Incidence of obesity:  25.4%

Incidence of diabetes:  8.4%

Incidence of high cholesterol:  38.5%

Incidence of high blood pressure:   32.9%

Incidence of smoking:  20.0%

Incidence of low birth weight:  7.7%

Population of Rhode Island 1,052,567
Number of short-term general hospitals in Rhode Island 12
Number of staffed beds in Rhode Island 2,531
Number of primary care physicians in Rhode Island 172.4 per 100,000

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