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August 13, 2013 - Survival Rate is higher than ever now

If you are in Lynchburg, VA, chances of you surviving a out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are higher then ever… thanks to local Emergency responders! Per the CDC, 92% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims die. According to their records… last year paramedics jumpstarted 18 hearts and saved 18 lives (out of the 32 they attempted to save in Lynchburg).http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_5f3f2d06-02fb-11e3-9caf-001a4bcf6878.htmlhttp://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_5f3f2d06-02fb-11e3-9caf-001a4bcf6878.html

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Is your Virginia ACLS recertification accepted by my employer?

Pacific Medical Training’s VA ACLS courses are accepted nationally and internationally. You can easily register and immediately begin your cert or recert course from your computer 24/7/365.

Does the Virginia PALS recertification course contain material on post pediatric resuscitation?

Yes, there is a unit dedicated to post pediatric resuscitation in our VA PALS recertification course. The unit covers post resuscitation management priorities for multiple systems.

Do you have video interactive technologies in the Virginia BLS courses?

The current VA BLS courses are written in standard HTML. This format is easier to use and faster to load on all computers. Video courses sometimes encounter problems with computers that have limited bandwith and can be difficult to operate when you’d like to review course materail closely.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Virginia is ranked as the 20th healthiest state in the nation by the United Health Foundation. There are some health areas in which Virginia is doing far better than the national average such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. On the other hand, there are some health issues that the state of Virginia needs to be concerned with; there are a high percentage of people who are diabetic, who smoke, and who have had a heart attack. - 14% of the adults in Virginia are in fair to poor health - 36.7% of adults in Virginia have high cholesterol - 27.4% of adults in Virginia have high blood pressure - 26.4% of the adult population are obese - 8.7% of the adults in Virginia are diabetic - 18.5% of the adult population smoke - The average life expectancy in Virginia is 78.53 years

The Virginia Department of Health has come up with the 95210 plan in order to help parents and children remember healthy habits. The number is designed to help people remember to get 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, only 2 hours of television, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugars. The state of Virginia feels that people can remember those five daily habits easily with that famous number.

In November of 2011, the Virginia Department of Health launched the Choose Virginia website which is designed to entice more health professionals to work in Virginia. The website explains the health industry of Virginia and its benefits. It also explains educational paths and potential career choices. Choose Virginia is also helpful to existing nurses, because it helps them know where to go to keep up-to-date on their classes and their licenses.

Major Hospitals in Virginia

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University of Virginia Medical Center

205 14th Street Northwest,
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Virginia Commonwealth University West Hospital

1200 East Broad Street,
Richmond, VA 23219

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Inova Fairfax Hospital

3300 Gallows Road,
Falls Church, VA 22003

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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

400 Gresham Drive,
Norfolk, VA 23507

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Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital

4121 Cox Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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About Virginia

Virginia, as the state’s motto boasts, is for lovers. That includes lovers of everything from history and caverns to lovers of fall foliage, sandy beaches and horse racing, to name a few.

Virginia was the first English colony in the U.S. (established 1607), has a record setting eight presidents born there and the state’s capitol, Richmond, was the seat and capitol of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Visiting George Washington’s birthplace, Mt. Vernon, touring the site of the battle of Manassas or visiting the favored Colonial Williamsburg are just three of the many historical offerings.

With it’s close proximity to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia is the best known area. In the World War II and Cold War eras, national defense programs moved here with job growth and population following. Fairfax County, in this area, ranks high nationally in household income, many of the state’s famous technology workers reside here and Tyson’s Corner is the famous center where business and shopping converge.

State residents have numerous lifestyle choices. Urbanites favor Richmond or Hampton Road’s two large cities, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, located on the Chesapeake Bay and alluring with what the beach has to offer. Those that prefer the mountains choose the world famous Shenandoah Mountains, noted for their brilliant fall foliage and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Suburban dwellers choose the areas around the major urban centers and there is gentrified country dwelling in Virginia’s horse country, Middleburg and surrounding Loudon County and then there is the Eastern Shore for more casual dwellers.

Virginia is proud of its military presence, past and present. Home to the world’s largest Naval Base, Norfolkm the state’s oldest and famous military academy, Virginia Military Institute and a large population now proudly serving the nation’s military.

Virginia is also famous for it’s fine public and private universities and colleges including the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary and Virginia Tech, to name a few.

It is easy to see why Virginia is a state destination of choice for lovers of work, play, history and just about everything in between.

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Trail Running Man Saved By CPR Angel

A Roanoke man was doing his daily trail running when he suddenly experienced a heart attack. He was alone, but thankfully, there were people who came to his aid. One was checking his pulse while another was calling the emergency hotline for assistance. A woman with CPR training happened to walk by and she immediately sprang to help the ailing man. She applied chest compressions until the EMTs arrived. The man was taken to the hospital for immediate care and medical intervention. His partner said that he is recovering well. They want to thank that mystery woman, that angel, who worked so hard to preserve his life.

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Man Saves Wife, Receives Honor

A man received the Heartsaver Hero award for his saving his wife’s life after she had experienced a cardiac arrest. She described her condition as a bout of indigestion. She was irritated by that feeling and decided to take a quick shut-eye. Her husband was shocked to hear her gurgling on her own saliva, unconscious and unresponsive. He called the emergency hotline and he proceeded to perform CPR on her. He wasn’t sure what he was doing was correct, but the people on the phone said that it was the right thing to do. Paramedics were able to reach their home and take over the care of his wife. The woman is thankful for her husband’s heroism.

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