Illinois ACLS, PALS & BLS

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June 5, 2014 - Use of AED saves high school student at Porta

A student collapsed during his high school’s event at Porta while he was playing basketball and was saved with the aid of a defibrillator. Within few seconds, a college athletic coach approached the scene and tried to revive him. He checked for the pulse and breathing and immediately initiated CPR and asked for the AED. He then applied the defibrillator.

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September 6, 2012 - Heart Disease Assessment Tool

Illinois Heart and Vascular provides a very good tool for determining how at risk you are for developing heart disease within the next 10 years. It is based on your age, blood pressure, LDL and HDL Cholesterol and whether you smoke or have diabetes. Click here to be redirected to the assessment tool.

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Illinois FAQs

What company name will appear on the Illinois ACLS provider card?

The certificate will show Pacific Medical Training as the certifying company. It will also display the date you passed the IL ACLS.

Can I save my progress during the Illinois PALS exam and resume at a later date?

Unfortunately we do not permit customers to save their progress and resume the test at a different time. We ask that you prepare in advance and attempt the IL PALS in one sitting.

If there are updates to the Illinois BLS guidelines later in the year am I required to retake the exam?

Once you pass the existing IL BLS you will not be required to retake the exam until that certification expires. Certificates expire every 2 years.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

According to the United Health Foundation, the state of Illinois is average in terms of population health. In fact, with 15.5% of adults in the state reporting that they are in fair to poor health, Illinois ranks 28th out of the 50 states. Some of the health concerns that Illinois does need to monitor closely are low birth weights, a lack of physical activity, obesity, and binge drinking.

The goal of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to bring various topics to the forefront, to keep it on the children's minds, so that they can grow up with healthy habits. In Illinois, one week out of each month is dedicated toward educating children on various health issues. For example, a week might be devoted to oral health. During the week medical representatives may visit classrooms and teach children the importance of brushing their teeth and gums and seeing a dentist on a regular basis. In late 2011, the Illinois Department of Public Health launched programs designed to regulate business that sell body art (such as tattoo, body piercing and tanning salons) so that there are fewer instances of illnesses coming from these establishments. The goal of the program is to provide preventative measures in order to curtail diseases, injuries, and other various health issues.

Major Hospitals in Illinois

Hospital Name Address Map
St. Anthony Hospital 503 N Maple St,
Effingham, IL 62401
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Northshore Evanston Hospital 1000 Central Street,
Evanston, IL 60201
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St. Alexius Medical Center 1555 North Barrington Road,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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Edward Hospital 801 South Washington Street,
Naperville, IL 60540
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Silver Cross Hospital 1200 Maple Road,
Joliet, IL 60432
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About Illinois

Illinois is the 21st state in the Union, having been admitted on December 3, 1818. Illinois is the home of Chicago, one of the largest cities in the world. Many people refer to it as "the friendlier New York." Illinois is famously known as President Abraham Lincoln's place of birth, and is well-known for it's art, culture, and, outside of the city, its agriculture and state parks.

Illinois has an extremely diverse population - from the very elite to the impoverished. Chicago is the best spot to see this paradox in action, as it houses everyone from penthouse suites to slums. There are many cleanup projects throughout the state, however, and Illinois boasts a caring population for all of its citizens.

The state's most popular attractions are Willis Tower Skydeck (formerly the Sears Tower), which is the tallest building in the United States (and the Western Hemisphere). Located in the heart of Chicago, the Skydeck attracts visitors from all over the world. Also of great interest is the Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, where the 16th President of the United States spent six years as a young adult.

The attractions of Illinois include a multitude of museums, architecture, theater, amusement parks, scenic byways, zoos, and, for adults, wineries and vineyards, and a rich nightlife full of casinos, music (from symphony to roots), and comedy clubs. Lovers of the outdoors visit Illinois to enjoy the state parks, lakes, beaches, biking, and Eagle watching. Antiquing and main street shopping also amuse and delight the shopaholic crowd. Even sports fans can get their needs met with Wrigley Field, golf, motor racing, and horse racing.

The cost of living is on par with the national index of 100, where Illinois comes in at 99.30 overall. Utilities are the most expensive in the state, primarily due to heating costs during the long and harsh winters. As with many areas, it depends on where one lives - living closer to the city is much more expensive than living out in the more rural and less populated areas.

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Illinois Cities

  • Chicago
  • Rockford
  • Aurora
  • Naperville
  • Peoria
  • Springfield
  • Joliet
  • Elgin
  • Waukegan
  • Cicero
  • Decatur
  • Arlington Heights
  • Schaumburg
  • Evanston
  • Champaign
  • Palatine
  • Bloomington
  • Skokie
  • Des Plaines
  • Bolingbrook
  • Mount Prospect
  • Wheaton
  • Oak Lawn
  • Berwyn
  • Oak Park
  • Orland Park
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Downers Grove
  • Tinley Park
  • Normal
  • Moline
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Elmhurst
  • Lombard
  • Glenview
  • Belleville
  • Carol Stream
  • Quincy
  • Rock Island
  • Calumet City
  • DeKalb
  • Hanover Park
  • Crystal Lake
  • Park Ridge
  • Bartlett
  • Streamwood
  • Urbana
  • North Chicago
  • Addison
  • Elk Grove Village

Pacific Medical Training Course Acceptance Chart

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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