Kentucky ACLS, PALS & BLS

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Month Day, 2012 - Headline

Heart, health related news story for state.

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Kentucky FAQs

Does the Kentucky ACLS recertification cover any changes since I last took the ACLS?

Yes, the first unit of our KY ACLS concerns General Concepts which explains the primary updates in the most recent AHA methodology and guidelines.

Will the Kentucky PALS course take a full weekend to complete?

No, the actual KY PALS exam should take you about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Preparation and study for the PALS will vary depending on your current knowledge and understanding of course material. The recertification exam is shorter than the certification exam, since it assumes some prior knowledge of the PALS material.

How do I know if my employer will accept your Kentucky BLS recertification?

We are accepted nationally so most likely your employer will accept our certification. However to be certain, the best method is to check with your employer directly.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

When it comes to the overall health of its citizens, the state of Kentucky is currently ranked number 43rd out of the 50 states by the United Health Foundation. There are several health issues that affect a higher-than-average number of Kentucky residents which need to be improved. Kentucky currently has a large number of people who have diabetes, who are obese, who smoke, who have high blood pressure, and who have had a stroke. In fact, the only health area in which the state of Kentucky is performing better than average is in the amount of infectious diseases; there are fewer number of people with an infectious disease as compared to the rest of the nation. - 21.5% of the adults in Kentucky reported being in fair to poor health - 3.5% of the adult population has had a stroke - 24.8% of the adults in Kentucky smoke - 36.3% of adults in Kentucky reported high blood pressure - 31.8% of the population are obese - 10% of the adults in Kentucky are diabetic - The average life expectancy in Kentucky is 76.19 years

The state of Kentucky has taken several steps to try to get its residents to live a healthier lifestyle. For example, the Kentucky Department of Health’s website has made it extremely easy to find simple tips to improve the overall quality of life. The website gives hints and tricks to eat healthier, to be more active, and to stop smoking. It also clearly lists out the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as longevity, lower health care costs and feeling better in general.

Major Hospitals in Kentucky

Hospital Name



St. Elizabeth Edgewood

1 Medical Village Drive,
Edgewood, KY 41017

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University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital

800 Rose Lane,
Lexington, KY 40508

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Pikeville Medical Center

830 South Mayo Trail,
Paintsville, KY 41240

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Central Baptist Hospital

1740 Nicholasville Road,
Lexington, KY 40503

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King’s Daughters Medical Center

609 Carol Malone Boulevard,
Grayson, KY 41143

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About Kentucky

Kentucky became the 15th state in the Union on June 1, 1792, and was never a territory. It was a part of Virginia up until the time of being recognized as an independent state. Kentucky is nicknamed “The Bluegrass State” due to its lush bluegrass that grows in the highly fertile soil.

Kentucky is commonly associated with a great deal of country star fame and horse racing (the Kentucky Derby in particular), bluegrass music, tobacco growing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, vehicle manufacturers, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken are all associated with this state.

The annual Kentucky Derby attracts international guests, presidents and vice presidents, royalty from all over the world, and celebrity attendees every year. The Kentucky Derby has been a traditional horse race of the finest equines since 1875. It is known as “the greatest two minutes in sports,” and famously serves mint juleps as a traditional drink.

Other draws to Kentucky include the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville, Butcher Hollow - the birthplace of country stars Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gale, the International Bluegrass Music Museum, and the National Quilt Museum in Paducah.

Sports and sports history fans enjoy the Muhammad Ali Center and the Louisville Slugger Museum. The nationally famed Kentucky Wildcats also provide a great deal of entertainment for college basketball fans.

The cost of living is a bit lower than the national average index of 100. Kentucky’s overall cost of living index is at 86, with food costs at 90, utilities at 99, and miscellaneous expenses at 94 (including clothing, restaurants, repairs, entertainment, and other goods and services).

Accommodations include luxury hotels (especially in Louisville), small motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts. For those who enjoy the outdoors, campgrounds and RV parks are readily available. Housing varies from stately mansions to inner-city tenements.

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