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Kentucky FAQs

Does the Kentucky ACLS recertification cover any changes since I last took the ACLS?

Yes, the first unit of our KY ACLS concerns General Concepts which explains the primary updates in the most recent AHA methodology and guidelines.

Will the Kentucky PALS course take a full weekend to complete?

No, the actual KY PALS exam should take you about an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Preparation and study for the PALS will vary depending on your current knowledge and understanding of course material. The recertification exam is shorter than the certification exam, since it assumes some prior knowledge of the PALS material.

How do I know if my employer will accept your Kentucky BLS recertification?

We are accepted nationally so most likely your employer will accept our certification. However to be certain, the best method is to check with your employer directly.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

When it comes to the overall health of its citizens, the state of Kentucky is currently ranked number 43rd out of the 50 states by the United Health Foundation. There are several health issues that affect a higher-than-average number of Kentucky residents which need to be improved. Kentucky currently has a large number of people who have diabetes, who are obese, who smoke, who have high blood pressure, and who have had a stroke. In fact, the only health area in which the state of Kentucky is performing better than average is in the amount of infectious diseases; there are fewer number of people with an infectious disease as compared to the rest of the nation.

  • 21.5% of the adults in Kentucky reported being in fair to poor health
  • 3.5% of the adult population has had a stroke
  • 24.8% of the adults in Kentucky smoke
  • 36.3% of adults in Kentucky reported high blood pressure
  • 31.8% of the population are obese
  • 10% of the adults in Kentucky are diabetic
  • The average life expectancy in Kentucky is 76.19 years

The state of Kentucky has taken several steps to try to get its residents to live a healthier lifestyle. For example, the Kentucky Department of Health's website has made it extremely easy to find simple tips to improve the overall quality of life. The website gives hints and tricks to eat healthier, to be more active, and to stop smoking. It also clearly lists out the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as longevity, lower health care costs and feeling better in general.

Major Hospitals in Kentucky

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St. Elizabeth Edgewood 1 Medical Village Drive,
Edgewood, KY 41017
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University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital 800 Rose Lane,
Lexington, KY 40508
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Pikeville Medical Center 830 South Mayo Trail,
Paintsville, KY 41240
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Central Baptist Hospital 1740 Nicholasville Road,
Lexington, KY 40503
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King’s Daughters Medical Center 609 Carol Malone Boulevard,
Grayson, KY 41143
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About Kentucky

Kentucky became the 15th state in the Union on June 1, 1792, and was never a territory. It was a part of Virginia up until the time of being recognized as an independent state. Kentucky is nicknamed "The Bluegrass State" due to its lush bluegrass that grows in the highly fertile soil.

Kentucky is commonly associated with a great deal of country star fame and horse racing (the Kentucky Derby in particular), bluegrass music, tobacco growing, bourbon distilleries, bluegrass music, vehicle manufacturers, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken are all associated with this state.

The annual Kentucky Derby attracts international guests, presidents and vice presidents, royalty from all over the world, and celebrity attendees every year. The Kentucky Derby has been a traditional horse race of the finest equines since 1875. It is known as "the greatest two minutes in sports," and famously serves mint juleps as a traditional drink.

Other draws to Kentucky include the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville, Butcher Hollow - the birthplace of country stars Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gale, the International Bluegrass Music Museum, and the National Quilt Museum in Paducah.

Sports and sports history fans enjoy the Muhammad Ali Center and the Louisville Slugger Museum. The nationally famed Kentucky Wildcats also provide a great deal of entertainment for college basketball fans.

The cost of living is a bit lower than the national average index of 100. Kentucky's overall cost of living index is at 86, with food costs at 90, utilities at 99, and miscellaneous expenses at 94 (including clothing, restaurants, repairs, entertainment, and other goods and services).

Accommodations include luxury hotels (especially in Louisville), small motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts. For those who enjoy the outdoors, campgrounds and RV parks are readily available. Housing varies from stately mansions to inner-city tenements.

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Kentucky Cities

  • Lexington-Fayette
  • Louisville
  • Owensboro
  • Bowling Green
  • Covington
  • Hopkinsville
  • Frankfort
  • Henderson
  • Richmond
  • Jeffersontown
  • Paducah
  • Pleasure Ridge
  • Florence
  • Valley Station
  • Elizabethtown
  • Ashland
  • Radcliff
  • Newburg
  • Nicholasville
  • Madisonville
  • Georgetown
  • Fern Creek
  • Okolona
  • Newport
  • Winchester
  • Erlanger
  • Fort Thomas
  • St. Matthews
  • Danville
  • Highview
  • Shively
  • Independence
  • Murray
  • Fort Campbell
  • Glasgow
  • Fort Knox
  • Somerset
  • Burlington
  • Campbellsville
  • Middlesborough
  • Bardstown
  • Mayfield
  • Shelbyville
  • Berea
  • Edgewood
  • Lyndon
  • Paris
  • St. Dennis
  • Lawrenceburg
  • Maysville

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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