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

Vermont needs more certified ACLS providers!

Congratulations, Vermont! You are currently ranked as the healthiest state in the United States.

The state also places as one of the top five states in three health categories. At a rate of 168.9 doctors per 100,000 residents, the state boasts the second highest prevalence of primary care physicians. Vermont rates fourth in its prevalence of diabetes at 7.7 percent and also in the frequency of infants with low birth weight (7.7 percent)

Vermont is ranked relatively high among states in the incidence of obesity (25.4 percent), the rate of smoking (19.1 percent), the incidence of high cholesterol (36 percent), the rate of stroke (2.6 percent) and the incidence of high blood pressure (29.3 percent). Although Vermont has one of the smallest occurrences of sedentary lifestyle in the country, 105,000 adults currently fit that profile.

The seven short-term general hospitals present in the state provide 819-staffed beds for Vermont’s approximately 625,741 residents. In the past 10 years, the state’s rate of preventable hospitalizations plummeted from 66.9 to 50.6 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees. The prevalence of low birth weight among infants also decreased in the last year from 7 percent to 6.1 percent of live births.

Public health funding in the last five years increased from $96 to $149 per person. Vermont’s infant mortality rate rose in the last year from 4.8 to 5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births. Children under the age of 18 living in poverty also rose in the pst year from 13.5 percent to 16.4 percent.

Vermont can help maintain the high ranking of its overall health by increasing the number of certified providers. The state’s healthcare professionals involved in emergency response, critical care and intensive units, and emergency medicine can sign up for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training to increase skills related to child medical emergencies. After receiving PALS certification, Vermont providers’ advanced techniques will increase the chances of a child surviving potentially fatal conditions.

Vermont residents can acquire critical care skills upon completing Basic Life Support (BLS) coursework. The curriculum includes in-class videos and lectures. By the class end, participants can successfully provide rescue breathing and understand when to administer the life-saving service. Implementing BLS methods when a person initially goes into cardiac arrest can help increase the chances for survival.

Emergency care for those who are choking is included in BLS certification. Chest compressions on adults, infants, and children are taught in BLS training, along with steps to effectively use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

Providers interested in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification must be competent in ECG Rhythm Recognition, adult pharmacology, airway management and equipment, and BLS before starting the course. ACLS teachers give instruction on cardiac arrest care, high quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, and ACLS cases for specific disorders.

Vermont inhabitants can trust BLS, PALS, and ACLS certified providers to provide quality care in medical emergencies.

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

Incidence of heart disease:  4.0%

Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack):  4.4%

Incidence of stroke:  2.6%

Incidence of obesity:  25.4%

Incidence rate of diabetes:  7.7%

Incidence rate of high cholesterol:  36.0%

Incidence rate of high blood pressure:  29.3%

Incidence rate of smoking:  19.1%

Incidence rate of low birth weight:  7.7%

Population of Vermont 625,741
Number of short-term general hospitals in Vermont 7
Number of staffed beds in Vermont 819
Number of primary care physicians in Vermont 168.9 per 100,000

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