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Online Georgia BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, AED, and First Aid Training

GEORGIA CPR/AED, FIRST AID AND MEDICAL CERTIFICATION COURSES

We offer comprehensive training courses for Georgia professionals who need to be certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, ACLS, PALS or BLS. Our courses are conducted 100% online without the need for an in-person class. Each course includes an online study manual, certification exam and provider card. Materials were created and reviewed by practicing providers and are based on current AHA guidelines.

ACLS, PALS & BLS CERTIFICATION CLASS INFORMATION

Our Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advance Life Support courses are designed for healthcare providers that care for and manage patients during cardiovascular emergencies. Personnel that are generally required to be certified are doctors, nurses and paramedics that work in emergency response and room settings, critical and intensive care units. Other healthcare professionals such as dentists may also be required to be certified.

Our online ACLS & PALS courses are self-paced and typically take 2-3 hours to complete. We understand the hectic schedule of a health care professional and created our course accordingly. Completion does not have to occur in one sitting, you can study at a pace that works with your schedule. Once you are confident that you fully understand the ACLS protocols, you may begin the exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive your digital ACLS or PALS provider card. If you are currently certified and need to renew your ACLS or PALS certification, simply select the recertification course. It is important that you review the study materials as the guidelines were update in 2015. We also offer BLS and BLS recertification course for healthcare providers.

ONLINE CPR/AED CLASS FOR GEORGIA RESIDENTS

Our CPR/AED and First Aid classes are not only beneficial for working professionals who need to be certified, but for anyone that would like to be prepared for different types emergency. The CPR/AED course will include materials to fully comprehend the techniques needed to administer CPR to infants, children and adults and how to use an AED when necessary. Students who have completed our course should have the confidence required to act during acardiac emergency with the skills needed to potentially save a life.

While First Aid training is not widely required by employers, it is still an important skill especially for people who work with children, the disabled, elderly or in places that are more prone to accidents. After the completion of our First Aid course, students will be able to identify injuries and illnesses, control bleeding and assess and describe the life threatening conditions to first aid rescuers.

Enrollingin our CPR and First Aid Class is an easy and quick process. Once you choose the and pay for the course you would like to take, you will gain access to your study materials. Our study materials are easy to follow and include technique illustrations. Certification requires a passing score on the final exam. If you are unable to pass on the first time, we recommend an additional review of the materials before retaking the exam. Once you pass the exam, your temporary CPR or First Aid certification card will be emailed to you. The hard copy will be mailed to you and will be valid for two years. We also offer CPR and First Aid recertification courses when it is time for renewal.

GEORGIA STATE INFORMATION

Georgia, one of the original Confederate States, was the fourth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. It is the eight most populous and the 24th largest in the United States. In 2016, the state’s population was 10,310,371.  Atlanta is the capital and the largest city in the state.After Atlanta, the four most populous cities in the state are Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah. The five largest cities by size are Clarkston, Albany, Decatur, Dunwoody and Stone Mountain. The major products manufactured in Georgia are transportation equipment, paper and lumber, food products, chemicals and apparel. It is a leader in the production of barite, marble, kaolin and bauxite. A Spanish explorer named Hernando de Soto, first travelled to parts of Georgia in 1540.

In 2016, American’ Health Rankings ranked Georgia 41st overall, falling one spot from the previous year. The state has notable strengths in “low rate of drug deaths”, “low incidence of pertussis”, and “high immunization coverage among children”. The state has opportunity in the high percentage of children in poverty, the percentage of the population without insurance and the high prevalence of low birthweight. Georgia ranks the highest for “behaviors” due to a low rate of excessive drinking, obesity, smoking and drug deaths.

Georgia was one of the first states that enacted a law that requires school districts to provide high school students (grades 9-12) with a one-time CPR and AED training class. The class is taught as part of the health or P.E. curriculum and is conducted by a CPR or AED instructor. The schools can choose what organization they want to use to teach the course but it must be a nationally recognized program based on the most current CPR and AED guidelines.

ATLANTA

Atlanta was founded in 1837 and was first known as Terminus and then Marthasville. In 1847, chief railroad engineer J. Edgar Thompson suggested to rename the town Atlantica-Pacifica. The name was approved and shortened to Atlanta on December 29, 1847. The city is the most populous in the state with a population of 475, 522 (as of 2016). Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County with a small portion of the city belonging to the DeKalb County. The Atlanta Metropolitan area is the ninth largest in the states with an estimated population of 5.7 million residents. The Metro Atlanta area is the eighth largest economy in the United States and the 17th largest economy in the world. The city has a large concentration of Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Chick-Fil-A, The Home Depot, AT&T and Delta Airlines.

The Emory University Hospital is ranked number one in both Atlanta and in the state. The hospital was nationally ranked in the following specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery and orthopedics. Emory University Hospital was also rated “High Performing” in gastroenterology & GI surgery, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. The hospital is a part of the Emory Healthcare system which includes 7 hospital locations, 106 primary care locations and 269 specialty care locations. The network has a total of 2033 physicians.

AUGUSTA

Augusta-Richmond County is a consolidated city-county (a merged city and county) which is located on the Savannah River. The estimated population of the area in 2016 was 197,082 making it the second most populous “city” in Georgia. The city’s economy is based on medicine, biotechnology and cyber security. The largest employers in the area are Augusta University, Savannah River Site and the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence.

The smoking prevalence amongst adults in Augusta was 21.3% in 2014 which was higher than the 17.4% state average. Studies found that the smoking prevalence was the highest in the construction, maintenance and food preparation industries. Smoking is associated with deaths related to respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Nearly 21% of stroke patients and 22% of heart attack patients are current smokers.

COLUMBUS

Columbus was founded in 1828 and named after explorer Christopher Columbus. Like the city-county of Augusta, Columbus is a consolidated city and the county seat of Muscogee County. In 2013, the estimated population of the consolidated city was 202,824.

Columbus Fun City Fact: According to retired Coca-Cola archivist, the formula for the soft drink was created in Columbus. John Stith Pemberton, the inventor of Coke, was wounded in the Battle of Columbus, Georgia and as a result became addicted to morphine. Pemberton, who was a pharmacist, began seeking an alternative to morphine and developed the formula for Coca-Cola. The residents of Atlanta strongly contest that the famous drink was invented in Columbus and say that the drink was created in Pemberton’s Atlanta lab.

In a 2015 study conducted by Columbus Regional, Muscogee County age-adjusted mortality rates were worse than the national average for heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, diabetes mellitus, CLRD, pneumonia/influenza, stroke, HIV/AIDS, death by firearm and homicide. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the nation and most states. The national average for age-adjusted death rate due to heart disease is 171.3 deaths per 100,000 populations, In Georgia, the average is 179.6 and in the Muscogee County, it is 232.0. Heart disease can be avoided with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

SAVANNAH

Savannah which was established in 1733 is the oldest city in Georgia and the fifth most populous. As of 2016, there is an estimated population of 136,286 with an estimated 12.1 million visitors a year. The city is home to one of the largest Historic Landmark districts in the nation and its Old World beauty attractsvisitors from around the world. A few of the most popular landmarks in Savannah are Forsyth Park, Bonaventure Cemetery, Chippewa Square, Cathedral of St John the Baptist and Bull Street.

There are three major medical centers in Savannah; Memorial University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital. Memorial University Medical Center has an estimated 721 doctors and 895 nurses on staff. Doctors and nurses who work in an emergency room setting are generally required to be certified in ACLS and PALS, while other health care professionals may be only required to have their BLS certification.

MACON

Macon, nicknamed “The Heart of Georgia” is situated near the center of the state. In 2014, the city had an estimated population of 153,691 making it the fourth most populous city in Georgia. Macon has three major medical systems; Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospitals, Coliseum Medical Centers and Navicent Health Medical Center, formerly Medical Center of Central Georgia. Navicent Health is the second largest hospital and ranked third in the state. The hospital has 549 doctors and 1, 247 nurses on staff. NHMC is rated “high performing” in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement.

REAL LIFE CPR STORIES IN GEORGIA

Loganville, Georgia

February 03, 2016 – Loganville teen Claire Crawford (17) went into sudden cardiac arrest during a school volleyball game. The teen was quickly surrounded by terrified onlookers. School administrator Julie Sirmans and two other CPR trained bystanders sprang into action. Sirmans, who was a part of the Code Blue Team and had practiced emergency drills a number of times, called out for someone to call 911 and asked for an AED. They followed the directions coming from the AED and less than 5 minutes later Claire started to breathe again.

Claire’s heart had suffered severe blockages due to a fatal irregular rhythm that could not have been corrected without a shock. In this case, if only CPR had been administered it would not have brought her back. The whole event had been recorded by a device that was recording the volleyball game. The save was shared by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Facebook page and had been viewed 7 million times in 2 days with the audience wondering why every school doesn’t have an AED available.

To read the full amazing story go here: http://www.fox5atlanta.com/health/fox-medical-team/84287862-story

RESOURCES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_(U.S._state)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Georgia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah,_Georgia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens,_Georgia

Health Rankings and Statistics:

http://www.americashealthrankings.org/explore/2016-annual-report/measure/Overall/state/GA

https://columbusregional.com/media/1588/2015-chna-report-muscogee-county-gapdf.pdf

https://dph.georgia.gov/sites/dph.georgia.gov/files/2016%20Georgia%20Adult%20Disparities%20in%20Tobacco%20Use%20Report.pdf

Hospital Rankings:

http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ga