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June 24, 2014 - Basketball player saved by the coach’s swift efforts at Jackson City

The coach found that one of his players was feeling uneasy; he had a pulse but only faint. Initially, his chest was rising and falling very slowly but suddenly it did not come back again. So, the coach started CPR. As he was doing the chest compressions he felt that his shoulder was locking up and hence was supported by the staff members and other coaches. They continued CPR for 10-15 minutes until the first responders took over.

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Missouri FAQs

Can I purchase just the Missouri ACLS exam and not the study guide?

Unfortunately you cannot purchase the exam and training material separately. However, if you do not require the MO ACLS training material you are not required to use it. You’ll be able to start the MO ACLS exam as soon as your order is processed.

Am I required to study prior to taking the Missouri PALS recertification exam?

No, if you don’t feel the need to review the course material you can go directly to the exam. You can begin the exam immediately after purchase. Exam results are provided instantly and you’ll receive an immediate downloadable MO PALS card once you pass the exam.

Will I need to retake the Missouri BLS if new material is updated after I pass the exam?

No, you won’t need to retake the MO BLS if we update the content. Once you earn a certification you are compliant for two years. However, the next time you renew your certification you should expect to test on new material. At Pacific Medical Training, we update our courses as soon new guidelines are released by the American Heart Association.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

16.4% of the adult population in Missouri reported that they are in fair to poor health, which ranks Missouri 33rd out of 50 states according to the United Health Foundations national rankings. The state of Missouri is currently performing below the national average in a number of health issues; there are a high number of people who have diabetes, not enough people who are physically active, a high percentage of people with high blood pressure, a number of people who smoke, and a large percentage of people who are obese. - 31.4% of the adult population in Missouri are obese - 14.3% of the population is uninsured or underinsured - 9.4% of adults have diabetes - 21.1% of the adults in Missouri smoke - 30.6% of the adults have high blood pressure - 38.1% of the population has high cholesterol - 72.8% of the population consider themselves to be physically active - The average life expectance in the state of Missouri is 77.44 years

In November of 2011, the state of Missouri celebrated its first ever “rural health day”. This day is designed to increase the awareness of the various diseases and health issues that the citizens who live in the more underdeveloped parts of Missouri are facing. The state of Missouri is trying to entice more health professionals to work in the rural parts of the state so that people can get the care that they need.

The state of Missouri also launched a program in mid-2011 in order to help prevent falls in senior citizens. When a senior citizen falls, it can do severe damage or even cause death. The program is designed to educate the elderly and their caregivers as to how to best manage themselves in order to prevent a slip and fall. Some of the recommendations include having bright lights in the home, having consistent eye exams, and exercising regularly.

Major Hospitals in Missouri

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Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

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St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Childrens Place, St. Louis, MO 63110

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St. Louis University Hospital

3655 Vista Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Missouri Baptist Medical Center

3015 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63131

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St. Luke’s Hospital

232 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63141

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About Missouri

Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States and is the nation’s 18th most populous state. Jefferson City is the state capital but it not among the largest urban areas in Missouri. Those are delegated to Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, and Columbia.

The state was originally acquired as part of the Louisiana Purchase from France where it became known as the Missouri Territory. Missouri was later admitted into the union in 1821 as the 24th state.

Missouri boasts some of the nations best colleges and universities, such as the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas. Local sports teams offer a multiple array of entertainment variety and include the St. Louis Blues, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Branson offers a spectacular attraction to tourists and is located in the Ozarks in southwestern Missouri. There are over 6000 cave systems in the state, making it known as the cave state, although that is not the states nickname. It is officially known as the “Show Me State”, and the state has plenty to show with its many cultural and historical attractions. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is one of the countries most notable landmarks and has often been contributed with the slogan “Gateway to the West”.

The many museums, performing arts venues, and music scene have something to offer to everyone. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Louis Chamber chorus offer many concerts throughout the year to local residents and tourists alike.

The Fox Theater, New Line Theater, and Peabody Opera House make Missouri one of the most musically influenced spots the nation has to offer, and St. Louis is known for generating some of the best, jazz, rock and roll, ragtime, and even blues music and the influence of a strong musical culture is still very visible today.

There are several notable museums in the Show Me State. The most notable perhaps is the Museum of Transportation which houses a vast and great history of the locomotive industry and its relics truly showing that Missouri has something for everyone.

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Woman Rescued from Mother’s Day Heart Attack

A woman was celebrating Mother’s Day with her family when suddenly she suddenly fell unconscious. Her husband was scared and didn’t know what to do. He called 911 and performed CPR on his wife. Their baby boy was screaming in the other room. It was too much for the man, but he was able to keep his composure and did his best to help his wife. The emergency management team was able to arrive and take over for the man. They took his wife to the hospital where thorough care and evaluation was given to her. He is thankful that she was able to survive such a harrowing event.

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