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

Wisconsin takes the title of the 16th healthiest state in America for 2012. The state has the 10th lowest prevalence of high blood pressure in the country at 28.8 percent.

The Badger state rates better than the national average in the following health categories: incidence of diabetes at 8.4 percent, prevalence of strokes at 2.5 percent, and occurrence of low birth weight among infants at 7 percent. Although Wisconsin maintains a low rate, nearly 370,000 adults live with diabetes in the state.

Wisconsin hovers around the national average regarding the frequency of heart attacks (4.1 percent), prevalence of obesity (27.7 percent), the occurrence of heart disease (4 percent), the frequency of smoking (20.9 percent), and the number of primary care physicians who are available with a rate of 121.3 primary care doctors per 100,000 residents.

The frequency of preventable hospitalizations did decrease 14 percent in the past 10 years from 64.5 to 55.3 discharges per 1,000 residents enrolled in Medicare. However, in the past year the incidence of infectious disease almost doubled from 4.8 to 8 cases per 100,000 residents. Other challenges facing Wisconsin include high levels of air pollution, a high frequency of binge drinking, and low per capita public health funding.

Children living in poverty under the age of 18 increased from 12.7 percent to 21.4 percent in the past year. But the rate of incoming ninth graders who graduate from high school within four years increased from 85.8 percent to 90.7 percent in the past five years.

People presently working in emergency response, critical care and intensive units, and emergency medicine can increase their emergency medical knowledge when taking a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class. Having clear team communication while resuscitate a child is highlighted in the course. PALS certification allows Wisconsin’s providers to use these newly acquired skills to help children in medical emergencies.

Basic Life Support (BLS) courses assist Wisconsin’s residents in learning life-saving emergency skills. Once certified, students will be able to successfully give rescue breathing and understand when to initiate the technique on a victim. A person going into cardiac arrest will have a better chance of survival if the provider quickly initiates BLS.

Successfully carrying out chest compressions on children, adults, and infants is an important aspect of BLS, along with learning how to effectively administer an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). BLS instructors teach the proper way to administer care to a person who is choking. “Chain of Survival” is implemented in BLS.

Prior experience in ECG Rhythm Recognition, adult pharmacology, airway management and equipment, and BLS is necessary before an individual can begin Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification. Cardiac arrest care, high quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, and ACLS cases for specific disorders are highlighted during ACLS training.

Wisconsin inhabitants should count on ACLS, BLS, and PALS certified persons to offer high quality care during emergency situations.

Wisconsin needs more certified ACLS providers!

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): 4.1%

Incidence of stroke:  2.5%

Incidence of obesity:  27.7%

Incidence of diabetes:  8.4%

Incidence of high cholesterol:   36.4%

Incidence of high blood pressure:  28.8%

Incidence of smoking:  20.9%

Incidence of low birth weight:  7.0%

Population of Wisconsin 5,686,986
Number of short-term general hospitals in Wisconsin 75
Number of staffed beds in Wisconsin 11,336
Number of primary care physicians in Wisconsin 121.3 per 100,000

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