If you’ve ever visited Wisconsin or if you live here, you know that you may have to drive hours to get to the nearest facility for an in-person training class. This is why we’ve taken the time to create these comprehensive online training classes for individuals who simply can’t get away from their jobs and their busy lives to go to an in-person training class.
If you work in medicine, you are required to have certifications in ACLS, PALS, or BLS to be able to perform your job to the best of your ability. Additionally, you’re required to have certification in CPR AED/First Aid, and our online training courses will take the hassle out of trying to find an in-person training center. You never know when you might need this training. Take the Janesville, WI boy who suddenly collapsed while running track at his local high school. His coach did CPR to get his heart beating again, and you can find out what happened by clicking here. That’s why each of our online CPR/AED training and certification classes come with everything you need to complete the class, including study materials and the exam. Physicians who developed our online classes followed or exceeded the AHA guidelines when they wrote our materials, so you know you’re only getting up-to-date information. If it’s time for you to get your certification, we offer online classes in ACLS PALS, BLS, and CPR. We also offer online classes for recertification purposes as well!
As soon as you’ve signed up and paid the fee for the online class of your choosing, you’ll have access to the study materials anywhere that has a stable internet connection and an internet-ready device. You set your pace that is comfortable for you and you take the exam only when you believe you’re ready. This way, you can complete your ACLS certification or recertification class from home or work, 24 hours a day.
The first step is choosing which of our online courses you need. If you’re required to take more than one certification course, such as ACLS and PALS, or First Aid and CPR, pick the appropriate package deal. Next, pay the fee for the online training or recertification class, and you’ll immediately get access to our course materials.
Once you believe you’ve studied enough and you know the material, you can attempt the online certification or recertification exam. This exam has no time limit so you are able to take it at your own pace. It is a multiple choice exam with no essay or long-format questions. Before you take the exam, it is a good idea to take another look at the training manual just to double check everything. If you attempt the exam and you don’t pass it on your first try don’t panic, just study more and take the exam again when you’re ready.
When you pass the exam, you’ll get a digital copy of your certification card. Your hard copy will be in the mail within 3 to 5 business days. Please note that all of our training programs are entirely online, and they don’t require any in-person skills tests. This will save Wisconsin residents the hassle of driving hours to find a testing center for an in-person exam.
In Wisconsin, the highest fatality rates come from alcohol abuse, drug use, diabetes, and obesity. The obesity rate is hovering around 67%. This leads to other health issues like hypertension, arthritis, stroke, and chronic heart disease. Currently, over 350,000 adults and over 6,000 children under 18 have diabetes. Because of the other related health problems, untreated diabetes can motivate more employers in the public health industry and the city itself to require all of their employees to have First Aid and CPR certification. Also, all CNAs and Nurse Practitioners are now being required to have ACLS/PALS certification because they work around children, instead of just having a BLS certification.
Over 5.6 million residents call Wisconsin home. This makes it the 20th most populous state. It is the 25th largest state in the United States with around 54,000 square miles. Door County is a huge tourist attraction, and the summertime population is almost 10 times higher than the year round population with 250,000 people visiting.
Wisconsin has the nickname the Dairy State and it was originally a mining, lumber, and dairy industry powerhouse. This state became the 30th state to enter the Union in 1848 and it was an important stop on the Underground Railroad.
Milwaukee is one of the 25 largest cities in the United States. Ten Fortune 1000 companies call this city home. The area experiences the ‘lake effect.’ This means that the summers are cooler, the winters are warmer, and there is plenty of snow. It has a population of almost 600,000 people!
Stroke, kidney failure, and obesity are the three leading causes of death in Milwaukee. In 2014, over 37% of people identified as obese, while the national average is just 27%. Obesity increases the chances for a person to develop kidney problems and cardiovascular problems. The American Heart Association states that a person who receives CPR during a cardiac event has almost a double chance of survival. Like the man who collapsed at a Milwaukee festival and was saved by a nurse. Find out what happened, and why training is important by clicking here.
Madison is Wisconsin’s capital. It is home to 250,000 people. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a huge cultural mecca that offers high-class entertainment from one of their venues almost each night of the week. Five large lakes surround this city and there are over 200 parks for recreational activities.
The three leading health concerns in Madison are liver failure, diabetes, and hypertension. You can manage your diabetes by eating healthier and exercising. However, when you’re utilizing one of the many parks and trails, hydrate well, bring a healthy snack, and listen to what your body is telling you. Diabetic reactions can be life-threatening, especially if no one is around with medical training or certifications to assist you.
The third largest city in Wisconsin is Green Bay, and Green Bay is home to the Green Bay Packers NFL football team. Green Bay is where several rivers meet, and it was a trading place for Native Americans, French explorers, and other traders for decades. This fact makes this city an important piece of the fur trading industry’s history. There are over 100,000 people that call this city home.
COPD and respiratory issues are the two most important health concerns in Green Bay because of the air quality. Ozone is the most worrisome air pollutant, and this can irritate chronic lung conditions like COPD and chronic bronchitis. If you feel your respiratory condition getting worse and your medications aren’t working, you may want to go to a hospital or clinic. The staff there has the proper training and BLS certifications to help you, so your condition doesn’t get worse.
Kenosha claims the title of the fourth largest city in Wisconsin. Historically, Kenosha was a major shipping port; then it evolved into a major automobile manufacturing city. There are several entertainment spots, parks, and top quality golf courses for residents and tourists to enjoy. This city is home to just over 99,000 people.
Kenosha’s main health problems are smoking, obesity, and issues with particle matter in the air. Despite having dozens of parks, golf courses, and recreational spots to enjoy, Kenosha’s obesity rate is around 43%. This compounds with other health problems like smoking and drinking, and it can lead to worse health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attacks. The particle matter in the air can irritate chronic respiratory issues and cause the people who have them to stay inside. This can also contribute to the city’s high obesity rate.
The final city on our list is Racine with 79,000 people. The Johnson Wax company headquarters calls this city home. This city is right near Lake Michigan, and this allows residents to have access to the water year round for outdoor activities. Quarry Lake Park has the distinction of being one of the best locations for outdoor swimming in the Midwest.
This city has a higher number of water-related injuries and drowning deaths due to the large number of lakes, rivers, and quarries available for the public to use. You should always swim using the buddy system. If someone is pulled from the water and isn’t breathing, the chance of them surviving with CPR is 91%. A two-year-old child slipped under the pool’s surface and was pulled back out by two nurses and the lifeguard. To find out the whole story, click here.
Wisconsin now requires all high school students to have CPR training before they graduate. This will go into effect during the 2017-2018 school year, and students will learn CPR as well as Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation (CCR) between grades seven and twelve.