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

Texas is the 40th healthiest state in the United States—a ranking that was determined by examining a range of health factors.

The state ranks above the national average in only two health categories. Texas has a relatively low incidence rate of smoking at 19.2 percent and also a low prevalence of heart attack (4.1 percent) among its population, placing the state at the 14th and 17th spots in the country in the respective categories.

However, Texas fell to the number 45 spot in the country for frequency of obesity (30.4 percent) and prevalence of high cholesterol (41.7 percent) within the state. Nearly 5.7 million Texas adults are considered obese. Diabetes is present within the population at a frequency of 10.1 percent, and Texas has a high blood pressure rate of 31.3 percent. Low birth weight among infants occurs at a rate of 8.4 percent.

There are 57,038-staffed beds in the state’s 378 short-term general hospitals that serve the more than 25.1 million people residing in Texas. However, the state has a fairly low presence of primary care physicians with a rate of only 95 primary doctors per 100,000 people. Preventable hospitalizations decreased 18 percent in the past five years from 87.6 to 72.3 discharges per 1,000 residents enrolled in Medicare.

Texas’ rate of low birth weight increased in the past 10 years from 7.4 percent to 8.4 percent of live births. Cases of infectious disease rose 4 percent in the past year from 18.4 to 19.1 cases per 100,000 residents.

Texas healthcare professionals involved in emergency response, critical care and intensive units, and emergency medicine can advance their child emergency care abilities upon completing Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training. After receiving PALS certification, Texas’ providers can improve the quality of care for critically ill or injured infants and children, which will improve the chances of a child to survive life-threatening conditions.

Texas residents attain life-saving medical techniques by participating in Basic Life Support (BLS) training. Participants learn methods to initiate rescue breathing in emergency situations, along with the proper time to offer the service. Implementing BLS tactics at the beginning of a cardiac arrest will increase the chances of survival for the victim.

The BLS course covers techniques needed to save someone who is choking. Chest compressions on infants, children, and adults are a key component of BLS training, along with the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

Providers interested in an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course in Texas must possess a solid understanding of ECG Rhythm Recognition, adult pharmacology, airway management and equipment, and BLS prior to participating in the course. ACLS instructors cover several key components, which are post cardiac arrest care, high quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, and ACLS cases for specific disorders.

Residents of Texas can trust BLS, PALS, and ACLS providers to offer care during potentially fatal medical situations.

Texas needs more certified ACLS providers!

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

Incidence of heart disease:  4.1%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  4.1%

Incidence of stroke:  2.7%

Incidence of obesity:  30.4%

Incidence rate of diabetes:  10.1%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol:  41.7%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure:  31.3%

Incidence rate of smoking:  19.2%

Incidence rate of low birth weight:  8.4%

Population of Texas 25,145,561
Number of short-term general hospitals in Texas 378
Number of staffed beds in Texas 57,038
Number of primary care physicians in Texas 95.0 per 100,000

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