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PMT Florida News

September 5, 2012 - Heart Attacks and Women

A woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds in the United States. Dr. Stephanie gives some tips on lowering your risk of heart attack. They include, not smoking, regular cholesterol checks, eating correctly and more. Heart attacks are the number 1 killer of women in the United States.

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Florida FAQs

Are the Florida ACLS exam questions written in multiple choice?

Yes, the FL ACLS exam is written in multiple choice format and True/False. To pass, you must answer 80% or better correctly.

Am I still eligible for recertification of my Florida PALS if my current certification already expired?

Yes, if your current FL PALS card expired you are still eligible to take the Pacific Medical Training Florida PALS course.

How many attempts will I get to pass the Florida BLS recertification course?

Each order for a FL BLS recertification course comes with one attempt and 2 free retakes. You have a total of 3 attempts to pass the exam and receive your BLS provider card.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Florida is ranked number 33 out of 50, in terms of the overall health of its citizens by the United Health Foundation. Some of the problems that Florida faces are the number of people with diabetes, the number of people who have taken sick days, the number of people who have heart disease or have had a heart attack, and the number of people who have suffered from a stroke.

Even though Florida does have its health issues, there are some areas in which the state is doing better than average in comparison to the rest of the nation. For example, more people in Florida, on average, regularly include fruits and vegetables in their diets. Also, there are fewer than average obese people in the state, and more people than average who regularly do physical activity.

  • 17.1% of the adult population in Florida reported being in fair to poor health
  • 17.1% of the population smoke
  • 27.2% of the population in Florida are obese
  • 21.3% of the adults in Florida are uninsured or underinsured
  • 10.4% of the population are diabetic
  • 30.9% of the adults in Florida reported high blood pressure
  • The life expectancy in Florida is 79.70 years

Every year from June 1 to October 1 is hurricane season in the state of Florida; during that time of year the Department of Health tends to emphasis hurricane preparedness including where to find shelters, when to evacuate, and how many supplies to have on hand in case a hurricane should make landfall. Medical providers should visit the Florida Department of Health website to learn about emergency protocols and procedures in case of a severe storm or natural disaster.

One of the major goals for the Florida Department of Health is to have a "tobacco free" state. The state has started an organization that is designed to educate parents and children as to the dangers of smoking. State representatives have gone to schools to give lectures, passed out posters to the dangers, and even started to air television commercials in the state to increase tobacco awareness.

Major Hospitals in Florida

Hospital Name Address Map
Shands at the University of Florida 1515 Southwest Archer Road,
Gainesville, FL 32608
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University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital 1611 Northwest 12th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33136
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Miami Children’s Hospital 3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue,
Miami, FL 33155
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Tampa General Hospital 2 Columbia Drive,
Tampa, FL 33606
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Orlando Regional Medical Center 1414 Kuhl Avenue,
Orlando, FL 32806
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About Florida

Whether you're drawn to the tropical breeze along the Florida Keys and the swaying palms of Miami, or more to Disneyworld and Universal Orlando, Florida is filled with excellent tourist attractions and beautiful scenery.

The USA's 27th state, Florida joined the Union in 1845. Tallahassee is the capital city. Here's an interesting point about Miami - it's the only U.S. metropolitan area bordered by two national parks. Everglades National Park offers great hiking and sights (watch out for the 'gators!) or you may choose to glide along in a glass-bottomed boat while visiting Biscayne National Park. Orlando, home to both Disneyworld and Universal Orlando, draws more annual tourists than any other amusement park destination in the country.

Much more than a glitzy tourist trap, Florida is home to many historic sites, discoveries,scientific research and activities. Ponce de Leon was the first Spanish explorer to land in Florida, near what is today St. Augustine. Traversing down the coast, Ponce de Leon reckoned with some rough waters before arriving in the area known today as Cape Canaveral (translation: "Cape of Currents"). Of course, since the infancy of the U.S.space program Cape Canaveral has been America's launch pad. Palm Beach and West Palm Beach offer numerous shopping, restaurant and upscale hotel destinations. The mockingbird is Florida's state bird.

There have been many famous Floridians throughout history. Among their number are singers Pat Boone and Jim Morrison (talk about diversity!)lactors Sidney Poitier, Butterfly McQueen, Faye Dunaway and Ben Vereen; Attorney General Janet Reno, and Osceola, leader of the Seminole Indian tribe. Florida is filled with many institutions of higher learning, including FSU, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, Broward College, Miami Dade College, and that barely scratches the surface of the various places where one may continue their educational experience. There are also many trade and technical institutions spread throughout the state, as well as a large number of private colleges and universities which are religiously affiliated.

Florida produces the most orange and grapefruit crops that are converted to juice products in the U.S. A beautiful state, Florida is ripe with variety!

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Miami Info

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Florida Cities

  • Jacksonville
  • Miami
  • Tampa
  • St. Petersburg
  • Hialeah
  • Orlando
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Tallahassee
  • Hollywood
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Coral Springs
  • Clearwater
  • Cape Coral
  • Gainesville
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Miami Beach
  • Sunrise
  • Plantation
  • West Palm Beach
  • Palm Bay
  • Lakeland
  • Pompano Beach
  • Brandon
  • Davie
  • Kendall
  • Boca Raton
  • Miramar
  • Town 'n' Country
  • Melbourne
  • Deltona
  • Largo
  • Spring Hill
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Daytona Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • North Miami
  • Fountainbleau
  • Carol City
  • Palm Harbor
  • Lauderhill
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Pensacola
  • Tamarac
  • Tamiami
  • Margate
  • Sarasota
  • Bradenton
  • Weston
  • Fort Myers

Pacific Medical Training Course Acceptance Chart

We provide online emergency education services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our courses are based on current AHA guidelines as documented in the official training manuals, and have been successfully used by thousands of individual and commercial/government customers for both certification and recertification.

For a complete list of US states and cities where our courses are accepted, plus basic local health statistics, see the chart below.

West Pacific Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Washington Seattle 79.65 years 15th
Oregon Portland 79.04 years 10th
California Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Long Beach Fresno Sacramento Oakland 80.4 years
Alaska 78.3 years 50th
Hawaii Honolulu 81.48 years 4th
West Mountain Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Arizona Phoenix Mesa Tucson 79.92 years 29th
Colorado Denver Colorado Springs 79.92 years 32nd
Idaho   79.21 years 19th
Montana 78.35 years 25th
Nevada Las Vegas 77.59 years 42nd
New Mexico Albuquerque 78.21 years 34th
Utah 80.08 years 7th
Wyoming 77.61 years 21st
West North Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Iowa 79.68 years 5th
Kansas Kansas City 78.41 years 26th
Nebraska Omaha 79.18 years 16th
North Dakota 80.10 years 12th
Minnesota Minneapolis 80.85 years 6th
Missouri 77.44 years 33rd
South Dakota 79.85 years 23rd
East North Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Illinois Chicago 78.86 years 28th
Indiana Indianapolis 77.71 years 38th
Michigan Detroit 77.89 years 30th
Ohio Cleveland Columbus 77.52 years 36th
Wisconsin Milwaukee 79.32 years 13th
Middle Atlantic Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
New Jersey 79.66 years 11th
New York New York City 80.36 years 18th
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 78.16 years 26th
New England Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Connecticut 80.18 years 21st
Maine 78.68 years 8th
Massachusetts Boston 80.10 years 5th
New Hampshire 79.90 years 2nd
Rhode Island 79.26 years 10th
Vermont 79.70 years 1st
West South Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Arkansas 76.09 years 47th
Louisiana New Orleans 75.39 years 49th
Oklahoma Tulsa Oklahoma City 75.60 years 3rd
Texas Houston Dallas El Paso San Antonio Arlington Austin Fort Worth 78.27 years 6th
East South Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Alabama 75.18 years 47th
Kentucky Louisville 76.19 years 43rd
Mississippi 74.81 years 50th
Tennessee Nashville Memphis 76.2 years 39th
South Atlantic Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Delaware 78.38 years 30th
Florida Miami Jacksonville 79.70 years 33rd
Georgia Atlanta 77.09 years 31st
Maryland Baltimore 78.09 years 22nd
North Carolina Charlotte 77.19 years 32nd
South Carolina 76.57 years 45th
Virginia Virginia Beach 78.53 years 20th
West Virgina 75.16 years 9th

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  4. 4 Accepted nationwide
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