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ACLS,PALS,BLS, CPR and First Aid & Medical Certification Courses in Oklahoma

ACLS Certification and Recertification

Oklahoma is a beautiful state but it does have quite a bit of severe weather in the spring and summer months. In the event of a tornado or severe weather, the Red Cross responders and the hospital staff would want to be up-to-date on their ACLS certifications. People would have to be stabilized until they reached the hospital, and having an online ACLS training class would give the first responders the knowledge to keep the patient stable. Like the police officer who assisted a woman who has having a heart attack. You can read more by clicking here.

Online PALS Training and Certification Classes

Anyone who has worked or currently works with children will tell you that it is very scary when there is a medical emergency involving a child. The ability to remain calm and know what to do can be critical to the well-being of the child. People who have taken our comprehensive online PALS certification class have the knowledge and resources to stay calm in a crisis. PALS training can make a world of difference, and you can get your certification in a convenient online class that works around your schedule.

BLS Training Class for Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is an excellent tool for anyone to have in case of an emergency situation. If you’re someone who works a 9 to 5 job, you may have problems attending an in-person class but our online class will work around your schedule. Many different employers may require you to have this certification. Having it shows your employer that you have the necessary training to improve your patients’ outcomes in an emergency situation.

CPR Online Certification and Training Classes

With CPR, having the training is one thing, but retaining the proper steps can be a challenge. It can be even harder in a crisis. It is always a good idea to have refresher courses. Our online CPR certification and recertification courses can provide this. Whether you’re working in a health facility or you just want the added security of being CPR certified, we can help.

First Aid/AED Classes

Everyone should know First Aid and have instruction in how to properly use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The Center for Disease Control and the American Heart Association recommend that every event center, school, church, and large gathering place have an AED that is easily accessible. However, this won’t help unless someone in the area knows how to use it in the event of an emergency.

Get Your Certifications in Three Steps!

Our comprehensive online courses allow the public to gain the certifications they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Everything, from the AHA-guided study materials to the multiple choice exams, is readily available from any internet-ready device. It works around your schedule and you can study at work, on the go, or in the comfort of your own home in just three easy steps!

Step One: Select and Begin Your Online Class

Sign up for the certification class you want to complete. We have package deals where you can choose to take ACLS and PALS or CPR and First Aid together. If you need just one, we have all individual classes as well. When you have the classes you need, pay the fee. This will give you immediate access to the study materials and the test..

Step Two: Take Your Multiple Choice Certification or Recertification Test

When you’re sure you know the class material, you can take your certification or recertification test. You won’t be able to look at your study materials while you take the test. The test has no time limit and you can retake it unlimited times if you don’t pass on the first try.

Step Three: Pass the Test and Get Your Certification or Recertification

As soon as you’ve passed the online certification test, you will get a digital copy of your certification card. You can print this out and keep it until your hard copy arrives in the mail within 3 to 5 business days.

Remember, the entire course is online so you won’t have to worry about traveling to a testing center to take the certification or recertification exam in person.

Oklahoma Information

Oklahoma has one of the highest obesity rates in the United States with over 34% of the state’s population identifying as obese. This is roughly 1 in every 3 adults. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension round out the top five health concerns in this state.

This is the 20th largest state in the United States with roughly 69,900 square miles. Oklahoma has a population of over three million people and the primary industries are agriculture, natural gas, and oil. This state has warm, bright summers with cool winters and wet springs.

Oklahoma City

The largest city in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City, which also serves as the state’s capital. In 1889, the city offered land parcels to the pioneers, and the city’s population jumped to over 10,000 in one day. In 1920, they struck oil. This is the industry that has dominated ever since. The city is continuing to grow, and with Oklahoma’s students now required to have CPR training before graduating, there will be over 1 million students obtaining their CPR certifications each year. You can read more by clicking here.

Obesity is taking a toll on Oklahoma, especially in its largest cities. With every 1 in 3 adults classified as obese, medical costs for complications related to obesity are soaring. It also presents unique challenges for anyone who is trying to perform CPR, because if the patient isn’t face up, moving them can be almost impossible. If they need a Heparin drip for heart-related issues, even hospital staff with ACLS certification may have trouble finding veins for the IV.

Tulsa

The second largest city in Oklahoma is Tulsa with over 402,000 people. Originally a cattle station, Tulsa had a population explosion at the turn of the century with an oil boom. The income level for this city is over 10% above the national average, while the cost of living sits at 4% below the national average. This makes Tulsa a great place to raise a family.

Tulsa is ranked 12th in the nation for bad air quality for its ozone pollution levels. Ozone or smog has been known to irritate healthy people’s lungs, as well as people with chronic conditions. It can trigger asthma attacks, inflammation, and irritation if it is breathed in for extended periods of time. In extreme cases, it could lead to airway restriction, and if this happens a person could need life-saving intervention from someone who has higher training and ACLS certification.

Norman

Norman is the third biggest city in Oklahoma with a population of 122,000 people. Originally it was a railway station site for the Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. This city is home to the University of Oklahoma, and over 30,000 students attend each year. The University is one of the biggest employers in the city.

The city of Norman and the state of Oklahoma have very high cancer rates. It ranks as the highest state in the nation for malignant melanoma deaths for both men and women. Along with cancer comes a higher risk for infections and hospitalizations due to complications from the illness.

Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow makes the list of the top five largest cities in Oklahoma with a population of 122,000. The Creek Indians originally inhabited this land. It became incorporated in 1903. It started in the agriculture industry and it has since shifted to coal.

Nearly 20% of Broken Arrow’s population has diabetes or hypertension. This is almost a 30% increase from two years ago. If this goes untreated, it can lead to damage to your cardiovascular system and an increased risk of a heart attack. When a greater number of people have their CPR certification, it increases a  the likelihood for survival by two to three times, and it is one of the main reasons employers are making it mandatory. A woman saved her husband by performing CPR after she learned it for a work requirement. Click here to read the full story.

Lawton

The fifth most populous city in Oklahoma is Lawton with just over 94,000 people. In 1869, pioneers established Fort Sill, but the town didn’t thrive until 1904 when there were land parcel raffles. Within a year, the town had over 100 saloons and gambling became a huge draw for people. The town’s population has steadily increased ever since and today Lawton is known for being a commercial hub.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of deaths in Oklahoma as a state and Lawton as a city, with over 9,425 deaths in 2010 alone. This ranks it as the third highest state in the country for cardiovascular disease deaths. With these numbers, it makes sense that more and more employers require that their employees have ACLS certification or BLS certification and training. Having these certifications before applying for a job can show the employer that you’re ready to help in an emergency situation. Additionally, Oklahoma’s first responders are getting a new device to increase the chances of a person surviving after a cardiac arrest. You can read more by clicking here.

Oklahoma Health Heroes

In 2015, Oklahoma EMS was the first in the United States to use a new device (ResQCPR System) for CPR. It can increase a patient’s chances of survival by as much as 50%. Over 4,000 First Responders have been trained to use this device so far. The ResQCPR System creates suction when it is attached to a patient, and this pulls blood back to the heart. To put it in perspective, traditional CPR can increase blood flow by 30% and the ResQCPR System can increase blood flow by up to 60%.

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