Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for South Dakota Medical Professionals

South Dakota is ranked as the 27th healthiest state in the nation as of 2012. The state has the eighth lowest prevalence of low weight babies in the U.S. at 6.8 percent.

The state places above the national average regarding occurrence of high cholesterol (36.6 percent) and stroke (2.6 percent). South Dakota ranks below the national average both in the incidence of heart disease (4.3 percent) and rate of heart attack (5.2 percent).

There is a 23 percent frequency of smoking and an obesity rate of 28.1 percent. Adults who smoke in the state are approximately 140,000. The state has a 31 percent incidence of high blood pressure and a 36.6 percent occurrence of high cholesterol.

Twenty-seven short-term general hospitals in South Dakota serve a population of more than 814,180 residents while offering 2,680 staffed-beds. Primary care physicians are available in the state at a rate of 109.1 per 100,000 people. Preventable hospitalizations declined 16 percent in the past five years from 76.1 to 63.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.

Immunization coverage for kids between 19 to 35 months old dropped from 93.4 percent to 87.5 percent in the last five years. There was a significant rise in the percentage of children in poverty in the last 10 years from 7.7 percent to 22.6 percent.

The occurrence of infectious disease declined in the past year from 8.3 cases to 5.9 cases per 100,000 people. Occupational deaths decreased in the past five years from 9.4 to 5.9 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Critical care and intensive units, emergency medicine, and emergency response providers have the opportunity to expand their medical base with Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. When trained in (PALS), South Dakota’s healthcare professionals improve the level of care for children and infants who are critically ill or injured. This will in turn help to increase the likelihood of positive outcomes.

South Dakota residents harness the potential to administer life-saving care with emergency medical skills gained through Basic Life Support (BLS). Participants study the best means for supplying rescue breathing, and they also discover at what point in the medical emergency to begin rescue breathing. A victim’s chances of survival increase when providers begin BLS at the start of a cardiac arrest.

Instructors supervise students on techniques to help a choking child or adult. BLS training enables participants to confidently administer chest compressions on infants, children, and adults, along with the correct application of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

Individuals who want to pursue an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course in South Dakota must possess a familiarity of ECG Rhythm Recognition, adult pharmacology, airway management and equipment, and BLS prior to training. ACLS provides instruction regarding post cardiac arrest care, high quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, and ACLS cases for specific disorders.

South Dakota inhabitants can depend on BLS, ACLS, and PALS providers during a cardiac crisis.

South Dakota needs more certified ACLS providers!

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

Incidence of heart disease:  4.3%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  5.2%

Incidence of stroke:  2.6%

Incidence of obesity:  28.1%

Incidence of diabetes:  9.5%

Incidence of high cholesterol:  36.6%

Incidence of high blood pressure:  31.0%

Incidence of smoking:  23.0%

Incidence of low birth weight:  6.8%

Population of South Dakota 814,180
Number of short-term general hospitals in South Dakota 27
Number of staffed beds in South Dakota 2,680
Number of primary care physicians in South Dakota 109.1 per 100,000

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