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Online BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, First Aid & Medical Certification Courses in Missouri

With the busy schedules most people have these days, it can be tough fitting BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR/AED and first aid certification or re-certification in with everything else. Our accredited online courses can help solve that problem. Created by accredited AHA instructors, Nationwide Health Training courses are available 24/7. Give us a call or send an email for any questions or concerns.

We offer basic CPR, AED and first aid, as well as first aid for severe injuries. In addition, we offer BLS, ACLS and PALS courses. It’s fast and easy for you; you have access from your home computer, laptop, tablet and even your mobile phone. Developed from the AHA and ECC guidelines, our courses are 100 percent web-based. You can take up to 90 days to complete the material and the courses contain everything you need – no hidden fees or extra expenses. We update our courses every five years when the national standards are reviewed or changed, so the material is always up to date.

Each course includes all necessary training materials. Our ACLS/PALS and BLS courses are accessible from home computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. The exam is also available online. Once you pass the exam we will send you a printable PDF card that you can use to prove your certified status. We will also ship – for free – a hard copy provider card to any address in the US. Your certification is good for two full years.

The cost of the BLS/CPR/AED course is $85; re-certification is $65.

The CPR/AED/First aid combination course costs $35.

Initial certification in ACLS is $249, as is initial certification in PALS.

Re-certification in either ACLS or PALS costs $149.

Missouri Information

What is now the state of Missouri has been inhabited for over 12,000 years. The 18th most populous state, with an estimated 2016 population of more than 6 million, Missouri is bordered on the east by the Mississippi River and also contains the Ozark Mountains. Acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Missouri was settled by French, Spanish and German immigrants, as well as former African American slaves. Missouri was the jumping off point for the Pony Express, Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail and California Trail. Ragtime, Kansas City jazz and the St. Louis blues all developed in Missouri. Missouri ranks high for agricultural products such as hogs, cattle and soybeans, but other major industries in the state include aerospace, transportation equipment, printing/publishing, light manufacturing, financial services and brewing. Popular tourist destinations include Branson and the Ozarks.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Missouri, according to HealthyAmericans.org, followed by cancer, stroke and lung disease. Although diabetes rates are relatively low at 11.5 percent of the population, The Missouri Department of Health notes 32.4 percent of Missouri adults are obese and 34.1 percent have hypertension. Eleven percent of high school students and 22.3 percent of adults are current smokers. The data on health issues – especially cardiovascular issues – clearly shows the benefit of our ACLS, PALS and BLS certification classes. One Joplin Missouri woman saved her date’s life with CPR on April 7, 2017. When he collapsed over the restaurant table, Janie Hall performed CPR until he was revived and the paramedics came to take him to the hospital. Hall urges everyone to become CPR-certified.

Kansas City

The sixth largest city in the Midwest, Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, with an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016. the city actually straddles the Kansas/Missouri border and the Missouri River runs through the town. Founded in the 1830s as a river port, the city is known for its cuisine – especially barbeque – and its breweries. Temperatures in the humid continental climate can swing widely and the city is on the edge of “Tornado Alley.” The city has also been subject to significant flooding in the past. Government and education offer the most employment opportunities in the city – more than 146 Federal agencies have a presence in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Regional Health Assessment Report of 2013 noted that obesity and diabetes rates in the area were on the increase. Respiratory diseases, such as asthma and emphysema, were also a matter of concern. Smoking rates are relatively high at 20 percent. the combination of these factors increases the risk of heart- and stroke-related episodes; our ACLS, PALS and BLS courses will prepare you to provide care in Kansas City. On May 22, 2017 an 11-year-old boy named William Rebman was recognized for having saved his mother’s life by performing CPR, which he had learned only two weeks before.

St. Louis

Another Missouri port city, St. Louis is actually the largest metropolitan area in Missouri, with an estimated 2016 population of 311,404. Service, manufacturing, tourism and transportation of goods are the major economic drivers in the city and it is home to a number of major corporations, such as Anheuser-Busch, Boeing Defense, Energizer, Go Jet, Purina, Monsanto, Scottrade, Edward Jones and Sigma-Aldrich.

The 2012 City of St. Louis Community Health Assessment reported heart disease, cancer and stroke remain the leading causes of death, which makes certification such as we offer in our ACLS, PALS and BLS classes important. St Louis recognizes the value of CPR and BLS courses. In 2016, St. Louis Public Radio reported that CPR/AED would be required for graduation from high school in Missouri.

Springfield

Springfield, variously known as “Queen City of the Ozarks” and the “Birthplace of Route 66,” is the county seat of Greene County, with an estimated 2016 population of 167,319. With a regional medical center with six major hospitals, the city offers all American Medical Association specialties to its citizens. Health care also offers a large number of jobs, employing over 30,000 people in the Springfield metro area.

The 2016 Regional Health Assessment noted that tobacco use is a major issue, with 23 percent of residents reporting they used tobacco. Tobacco is known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, another reason to complete our ACLS/PALS and BLS certification courses. On March 23, 2016, Jeff, Jarrod and Joey Buckmaster were honored by the Red Cross as “Everyday Heroes” for their efforts in performing life-saving CPR on a woman injured on a wave runner at Table Rock.

Columbia

The county seat of Boone County, Columbia was founded in 1821 and is home to the University of Missouri, Stephens College and Columbia College. In 2016, the estimated population was 120,612. Although the economy was primarily agricultural for many years, more recently the town has come to depend on healthcare, insurance and technology for job opportunities. Domestic violence is very high in the area compared to neighboring communities and counties, according to the Columbia Boone Country Health Assessment of 2011. Cancer is the leading cause of death, followed by heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Our certification courses in ACLS/PALS and BLS will prepare you to care for patients with cardiovascular problems.

Independence

Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri and is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of 2010, the population was 116,830. Sacred to many Latter Day Saints, the city is home to the 1831 Temple Lot of Joseph Smith, one of the church leaders. Birthplace of President Harry Truman, the economy of Independence is built on healthcare, education and tourism, with some manufacturing. The 2015 Community Health Assessment identified domestic violence and child abuse as problematic, with rates for both significantly higher than in the rest of the state.

Fifty-seven percent of the respondents in this assessment were overweight or obese. Approximately 18 percent of Independence residents are smokers. The combination of obesity and smoking puts many residents at risk of cardiovascular events, for which our ACLS, PALS and BLS classes can help you prepare. For example, three employees of Honeywell FM&T Facility received the Red Cross Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder after successfully resuscitating a colleague who suffered cardiac arrest at his work station by using the CPR and AED skills they had learned. The awardees were John Pangelinan of Independence, Brian Boyd of Peculiar, and Charles Wheeler of Lee’s Summit.

Life is uncertain, and certification through our ACLS, PALS CPR and AED classes can help you meet your professional obligations or save a life. If you’re ready to become certified or to re-certify, please contact us for more information or to sign up.

References:

http://fox4kc.com/2017/05/22/11-year-old-kc-boy-who-called-911-performed-cpr-to-save-his-moms-life-honored-with-special-award/

http://health.mo.gov/data/mica/ASPsDeath/header.php?cnty=929

http://healthyamericans.org/states/?stateid=MO#section=1,year=2017,code=tobaccouse

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http://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/Programs/Public-Health-Infrastructure/CHA-ColumbiaBoone.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia,_Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence,_Missouri

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City,_Missouri

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis

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