Online ACLS, BLS, and PALS Certification for Wyoming Medical Professionals
Wyoming is rated as the 23rd healthiest state in the country, based on a variety of health indicators. The Cowboy State sits in the top 10 state category in four health categories.
Citizens of the state have low rates of high blood pressure (28.6 percent), placing it seventh in the U.S. In addition, the state has the eighth lowest incidence of heart disease (3.6 percent) and diabetes (8.2 percent). It also placed 10th in the incidence of high cholesterol (35.8 percent). Wyoming also has a relatively low rate of obesity (25 percent).
Conversely, Wyoming ranks below the national average in the incidence of heart attacks (4.5 percent) and smoking (23 percent). Approximately 100,000 adults smoke within its borders. The state places 41st in the nation in the incidence of low birth weight (9 percent) and as 44th for the number of active physicians at a rate of 89.6 per 100,000 residents.
The rate of occupational fatalities in the last five years declined 56 percent from 16.4 deaths to 7.2 deaths per 100,000 workers. Preventable hospitalization declined in the past 10 years from 72.3 to 58.2 discharges out of every 1,000 people enrolled in Medicare. The 13 short-term general hospitals in Wyoming provide 1,189-staffed beds for the state’s 563,626 population.
Immunization coverage for children between the ages of 19 to 35 months declined from 90.7 percent to 82.5 percent in the past year. Prevalence of infectious disease decreased from 4.8 cases to 4.1 cases per 100,000 people in the last year.
Through Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), persons involved in emergency response, critical care and intensive units, and emergency medicine can benefit from the material covered in this course regarding child emergency care. PALS certification allows Wyoming’s providers to use these newly acquired skills to help children in life-threatening situations.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training equips Wyoming residents with life-saving emergency skills. Once certified, students will be able to assess the appropriate time to administer rescue breathing to a victim and possess the skills to do so effectively. An individual experiencing cardiac arrest will have a stronger likelihood of survival if the provider quickly initiates BLS.
Learning about the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and how to effectively use it is an important step in BLS certification. Students also focus on chest compressions on children, adults, and infants during the course. BLS instructors demonstrate the correct way to respond to an individual who is choking. “Chain of Survival” is also explained in BLS.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training presents cardiac arrest care, high quality CPR, BLS and ACLS Surveys, and ACLS cases for specific disorders. Prior experience in ECG Rhythm Recognition, adult pharmacology, airway management and equipment, and BLS is necessary in order for a person to proceed with ACLS certification.
Wyoming residents can depend upon ACLS, BLS, and PALS trained providers to give high quality care in an emergency.
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Wyoming is 23rd in the “healthiest” ranking of states.
Incidence of heart disease: 3.6%
Incidence of myocardial infarction (heart attack): 4.5%
Incidence of stroke: 2.9%
Incidence of obesity: 25.0%
Incidence rate of diabetes: 8.2%
Incidence rate of high cholesterol: 35.8%
Incidence rate of high blood pressure: 28.6%
Incidence rate of smoking: 23.0%
Incidence rate of low birth weight: 9.0%
|Population of Wyoming||563,626|
|Number of short-term general hospitals in Wyoming||13|
|Number of staffed beds in Wyoming||1,189|
|Number of primary care physicians in Wyoming||89.6 per 100,000|