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Kansas FAQs

Will my current employer’s name appear on the Kansas ACLS certificate?

The provider card does not list your current employer. The KS ACLS provider card will show Pacific Medical Training as your certifying company, your region, your name and the date of certification.

Do you post notifications to changes in the Kansas PALS?

The PALS certification and recertification courses each include complete online training material that covers all the material you will need to know in order to pass the exam for that course.

Do you offer discounts on the BLS Kansas courses?

Your test is graded automatically and instantly. You’ll be taken to a secure web page to find out whether you passed the KS BLS. If you passed, you’ll receive a link to download your instant provider card and the next business day we’ll ship out a hard copy provider card.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

According to the United Health Foundation, the state of Kansas is 26th in terms of overall public health nationally. There are many issues in which Kansas is performing above average; per capita there are fewer people living with diabetes, fewer infants who are born underweight, and fewer instances of stroke. However, there are also some health issues that the people of Kansas need to improve including obesity, infant mortality, and cardiovascular deaths. - 13.4% of the adults in Kansas live in fair to poor health - 17% of adults in Kansas are smokers - 30.1% of the population are obese - 8.4% of the adults in Kansas have diabetes - 28.6% of adults reported having high blood pressure - The life expectancy in Kansas is 78.41

In January of 2012 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment launched a new website called Kansas Health Matters (www.kansashealthmatters.com). This website is designed to aid medical staff, as well as the general public, in determining which counties and cities in the state of Kansas are suffering from various health issues. This will help people pinpoint exactly where diseases start and how they spread, so the medical community is better equipped to combat them.

Throughout 2011, the governor of Kansas signed laws that recognize various illnesses and bring them to the forefront of resident’s minds. For example, November in Kansas is now Prematurity Awareness Month. This program is designed to slow down the number of babies that are born too early. October is also breast cancer awareness month in Kansas during when women are encouraged to get a mammogram so breast cancer can be detected and treated early.

Major Hospitals in Kansas

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University of Kansas Hospital

3901 Rainbow Blvd,
Kansas City, KS 66103

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Via Christi Regional Medical Center

929 N St Francis St,
Wichita, KS 67214

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Hays Medical Center

2220 Canterbury Drive,
Hays, KS 67601

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St. Luke’s South Hospital

12300 Metcalf Avenue,
Overland Park, KS 66213

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Allen County Hospital

101 South 1st Street,
Iola, KS 66749

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About Kansas

Kansas is the 34th state, admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861. Kansas is famously known for being the setting for Dorothy’s home in the Wizard of Oz, and also as Clark Kent’s (Superman’s) boyhood home of “Smallville.” Kansas is a highly productive agriculture state, one of the biggest producers of wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers.

The most well-known cities are the state capital of Topeka, and the largest city of Wichita. The Sunflower State boasts the birthplace of American legends Amelia Earhart and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The biggest problem for Kansas is the fact that it is prone to developing tornadoes, and Supercell thunderstorms. Kansas has been reported to have more F5 tornadoes than any other state (F5 being the most dangerous and deadly cyclones possible). Kansas also reports having over 50 tornadoes each year.

Kansas attracts people from all over the country to see its very quirky and unique attractions. Amusing sites include the world’s largest ball of twine in Cawker City, the replica of the largest hailstone in Coffeyville, and the first “man-made” diamond on display at the McPherson Museum-Vaniman Mansion. Other unique things to do include attending the annual spinach festival, where a giant spinach salad is made in a pool, tossed with pitchforks, and going over to Goodland to take in a giant replica of one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings.

The cost of living in Kansas is very low when compared to the national index of 100. Overall, the cost of living index in the state is 87. Food is 91, utilities are 87, and miscellaneous costs are at 98 (this includes clothing, dining out, repairs, entertainment, and other goods and services).

Accommodations are typically quaint and inexpensive, from bed & breakfasts, country inns, to hotels and suites in the bigger cities. Housing varies from small farmhouses to large mansions, apartments, and townhouses in the cities.

Kansas City Info

Kansas Cities

Drowning Girl Saved by Off-duty Officers

The Tonganoxie Water Park is filled with happy children on a Monday afternoon when tragedy struck unexpectedly. According to the police, it is a near-drowning accident since an off-duty nurse and firefighter were able to save the girl just in time. The 4-year-old child took too long to resurface from the pool, so the firefighter hauled her out. They cleared her lungs of water and performed CPR with the help of nurse Lorelei Witt. The kid was able to breathe normally and thankful to her saviors. She was brought to the hospital by her frantic parents who heaped praises to the Shawnee firefighter.

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Young Saves Old with CPR

On a Tuesday night, young Collin Creach was having a bonding moment with his grandmother at Brown’s Park. They were fishing when Linda Reynolds fell into the cold water. Collin kept his cool and jumped into the water to save his grandma. He carefully led her to the shore and performed CPR on her. Reynolds was able to recover and was brought to the hospital for further care. Collin was able to remember CPR from watching survival shows. It also helped that her mom is a physical therapist

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Air Force Staff Saves Life

Sgt. Christina Begeal, aerospace medical technician, was enjoying her night off at a local restaurant on Christmas night when a medical emergency occurred. Begeal sprung into action to assist cook, Michael Hamilton, who was experiencing a seizure. When Hamilton ceased breathing, Begeal used rescue breaths to help bring him back. Paramedics arrived and Hamilton was taken to the hospital for treatment and was later released. Begeal wants everyone to know that assistance to a victim during a medical emergency before paramedics arrive is very important and is planning a CPR course to train the restaurant staff.

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