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Online BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, AED and First Aid Training in Tennessee

ACLS and PALS Certification Classes in Tennessee

Fitting CPR and first aid training or re-certification into a busy schedule can be a challenge. That’s why we offer online courses for both at Nationwide Health Training. Our 100 percent web-based classes are created by accredited AHA instructors. Based on the AHA and ECC guidelines, we offer courses in BLS, CPR, AED and first aid, as well as ACLS and PALS courses. Whether you need to gain your initial certification or to re-certify, our courses are available from a laptop, home computer, tablet or a mobile phone.

All course material is available around the clock, seven days a week and you are not required to perform hands-on skills testing. Once you sign up for a course, you have 90 days to complete your work and take the test. Course certificates are accepted in all 50 states, as well as the UK, Canada and Europe. The courses are all-inclusive and you will not need to purchase any additional material.

The CPR/AED course is only $20.

The cost for CPR/AED/First Aid is $35.

BLS certification is $85 and re-certification is $65.

It costs $249 for initial certification in ACLS/PALS classes; $149 to re-certify.

When you sign up for our courses, you will receive all necessary materials (updated every five years as standards change). The price also includes the online exam and a printable PDF card once you pass a class, showing you are certified, as well as a hard copy provider card, which we will ship anywhere in the US free of charge. Your certification is good for two full years.

Tennessee Information:

Initially part of what is now North Carolina, Tennessee became the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Originally a predominantly agrarian economy, Tennessee received massive federal investments through the Tennessee Valley Authority, which brought electrification to the rural state. The city of Oak Ridge was created to house the uranium enrichment facilities of the Manhattan Project. Today the major industries still include agricultural products such as cattle and soybeans, as well as manufacturing exports like chemicals, electrical and transportation equipment. The nation’s most-visited national park – the Great Smokey Mountains – is located in the eastern part of the state. Tennessee is also known for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Graceland, home and final resting place of Elvis Presley.

The major health issues in Tennessee include a high rate of smoking, which leads to increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Obesity is a major concern, with just under 35 percent of adults reported as obese in 2015, according to America’s Health Rankings. However, our CPR courses can help people of any age, as teenager Kaela Eads did when she saved the life of an unresponsive toddler in Bristol, Tennessee, by performing CPR until the emergency services crew arrived.

Nashville

The capital of Tennessee as well as its largest city, Nashville is home to 684,410. Within the greater Nashville metropolitan area – which includes Davidson, Murfreesboro, and Columbia – the population is over 1.9 million. A center of the country music industry, Nashville is known as “Music City, USA.” Founded in 1779 and named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Nash, the city was strategically located and grew quickly due to its accessibility as a Cumberland River port and later as a major railroad center. The largest industry is health care; other major industries include insurance, finance, publishing, real estate and the automotive industry.

The 2016 Community Health Assessment notes air pollution, which can contribute to respiratory problems, is a major health issue for both adults and children. Although the death rate for heart disease has come down since its high in the 1950s-1960s, it is still the leading cause of death, followed closely by cancer. Luckily help was at hand for a woman who collapsed while walking her dogs. In June of 2017, Kelly Plummer was saved by CPR performed by a sanitation worker coached through the process by a 911 dispatcher.

Memphis

The county seat of Shelby County, Memphis is home to 625,717 people – it is the second-largest city in Tennessee. The youngest of Tennessee’s major cities, it was established in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans, including future president Andrew Jackson. The city had the unhappy distinction of being named the unhealthiest city in the US in the 2014 American Fitness Report, due to high numbers of chronic health problems and poor health behaviors such as smoking and low fruit consumption. The area has a high rate of heart disease, the second leading cause of death and a strong indication of the need for our BLS, ACLS and PALS courses.

Knoxville

With an estimated population of 185,291, Knoxville is the county seat of Knox County and was the first capital of the state. Geographically isolated until the arrival of the railroad in 1855, the city grew rapidly as a major wholesale and manufacturing center after the Civil War. Today, the arts are flourishing in the old downtown area, and other major economic areas include government entities, professional service, education, health care and the retail sector.

Lung cancer mortality is one of the major health issues in Knoxville, with the mortality rate highest among black males, according to the 2014-2015 Community Health Assessment performed by the Knox County Health Department. Deaths from heart disease are higher, at 133.5 deaths per 100,000, than the Healthy People 2020 target of 103.4. Knox County also has more people with hypertension than the 2020 target. The combination of CPR by a neighbor and ACLS-trained EMT Jessica Allsbrook and paramedic Sam Brookshear helped save the life of a man who collapsed while doing yard work in Knoxville on May 20, 2016. Our ACLS classes can help prepare you to do the same.

Chattanooga

Chattanooga is a transit hub for railroads and interstate highways. The city, with a population of 176,588, lies at the transition point between the Appalachian Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau. With a diversified economy including the food, transport and telecommunications industries, Chattanooga is home to the Volkswagen Group of America’s manufacturing plant. Tourism and the retail economy are also major players.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton Health Department 2015 Community Health Profile notes that twenty-three percent of adults and 17 percent of high school students smoke. The obesity rate for adults in 66 percent and 21 percent of residents report being in fair or poor health, considerably higher than the US median of 17 percent. CPR saved the life of a nine-month-old boy in September 2013 when Officer Josh May successfully resuscitated Adore Curtis, who was having breathing difficulties.

Clarksville

The principal city and county seat of Montgomery County, Clarksville was named for George Rogers Clark, a Revolutionary War hero. It has an estimated population of 150,287. Devastated by an F-3 tornado in 1999 and major flooding in 2010, the city has recovered and rebuilt much of the damaged areas. The US Army base of Fort Campbell is the major employer in the area, although other industries such as printing and publishing, a zinc refinery and the Vulcan Corporation rubber division also provide jobs.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity are the three major health issues in Clarksville, according to GeoStat.org. As is the case in many areas, heart disease remains a problem, and the city of Clarksville added new AEDs to strategic locations downtown in February of 2017. Our AED course will help you learn how to use the machine, while BLS, ACLS and PALS courses can give you additional skills.

No matter where you live or work in Tennessee, a knowledge of CPR/AED training can be useful. Health care practitioners and emergency medical personnel also benefit from ACLS and PALS certification classes. Please contact us today for more information on how you can become certified.

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