When someone suffers from a stroke or cardiac arrest, the chances for their survival and recovery depend upon how quickly basic CPR or BLS measures are initiated and how quickly professional medical personnel with certified training in ACLS techniques arrive to take over support measures. Even though Ohio ranks as the 36th healthiest state in the nation, there are definite risks factors that medical professionals with ACLS certification should keep in mind when answering an emergency call. Among the adult population in Ohio, over 16% report they are in poor health. With obesity rates for adults nearing 30% and childhood obesity at 33.30%, increased rates of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes all contribute to an increased risk of stroke and cardiac arrest. Presently over 3% of the adult population in Cincinnati has already had a stroke and emergency responders should be familiar with the Cincinnati Stroke Scale when answering a call where stroke or cardiac arrest is suspected.
The Cincinnati Stroke Scale is a simple diagnostic tool used to assess the presence of a stroke in patients exhibiting a change in health or mental status thus requiring a call to emergency services. The presence of a stroke may be indicated by observed facial drooping, arm drift, or changes in speech such as slurring or an inability to repeat common words. If one or more of these are observed, the patient should seek medical attention immediately. The presence of even one of these symptoms indicate a 72% probability that the individual is having an ischemic stroke, if all of these findings are present the likelihood of a stroke exceeds 85%. The simplicity of the Cincinnati Stroke Scale makes it easy to use accurately by non-medical individuals to convey information when calling for emergency assistance. Speedy identification of a stroke and the availability of ACLS certified assistance and medical treatment greatly increases chances for survival and recovery from an ischemic stroke.
ACLS Training Center has been providing the ACLS certification Cincinnati medical professionals need 100% online since 1998. We provide you the easy access you need to obtain the ACLS certification Cincinnati requires from emergency responders and others medical professionals in multiple health settings. Unlike inflexible on-site classes, our online courses and complete online certification testing requires no hands on skills exam. There are no time limits imposed allowing you to take as much time as needed to carefully review previous course materials and compare new updated guidelines, including algorithms and assessment recommendations. We offer new certification courses for BLS, PALS, and ACLS as well as renewal courses for these certifications. When you need to update your certifications, we make it easy to obtain the course materials and study at your own pace any time and place that you choose. When you are ready to take the test, you may do so online anytime day or night and receive your grade immediately. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be given instant access to download a copy of your provider card with a hard copy sent to your home mailing address within a few days. Let us help you get started today when you sign up for any of the certification courses you need.
There is never a time limit as to when you take the exams. This allows you to order all courses you need at one time to save up to 15% when you order three or more courses. Every course includes free shipping, a free provider's manual, samples tests for study and review, and up to three retakes if you fail to pass the exam the first time. We also provide an immediate download to print a copy of your provider cards within minutes of passing an exam and include a free hard copy mail to you. All of our courses also include excellent customer service and a 100% satisfaction guarantee for up to a year. Online certification is recognized and accepted in every state and some facilities and countries worldwide. Give us a call or use our online contact form if you have any questions concerning our classes and materials.