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March 21, 2013 - Adults worldwide eat almost double daily AHA recommended amount of sodium

From an AHA meeting report, the two major findings were: Adults worldwide consume almost double the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt) and The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender. In general, this is related to intake of commercially produced foods, table salt and soy sauce. The World Health Organization recommends limits of 2g of sodium per day. However, this AHA study show an average in excess of 4,000mg per day. Excess sodium increases the risk of cardiovascular disease through heightened blood pressure.


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Do you offer CPR certifications in conjunction with the Louisiana ACLS?

Our LA ACLS courses cover CPR but they do not provide CPR certifications. We currently do not offer a CPR certification service.

What happens after I place an order for a Louisiana PALS?

You will receive instant access to our LA PALS training material and exam. Take as much time as you need reviewing the online training material, and when you're ready begin the exam.

Who grades the Louisiana BLS exam?

Our grading system for the LA BLS is automatically conducted online, and results are instant. You'll find out immediately if you passed or failed.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Louisiana is currently ranked number 49 out of the 50 states in terms of the overall health of its citizens by the United Health Foundation. Louisiana has a number of health issues that are decreasing the quality of life of its residents. A higher-than-average number of people in Louisiana are diabetic, have infectious diseases, are obese, smoke, and have high blood pressure. The only health indicator that the state of Louisiana is performing extremely well is in the area of prenatal care; Louisiana is the fourth best state in the nation in terms of prenatal care.

In February of 2012, the state of Louisiana allocated nearly $9 million to help rural hospitals around the state. The Louisiana Department of Health has recognized that rural hospitals are caring for a great number of people and they need access to the best medical care possible. The funds are used to help people with Medicaid pay for the care that they receive and the governor has allowed rural hospitals to up the Medicare funding that it receives. This means that hospitals have more money available to perform health services to those in financial need.

In December of 2011, the Louisiana Department of Health announced its plan to educate the general public on behavioral issues that are detrimental to health and well-being. The state's plan is to hold public forums to help people learn and identify risky behaviors and then come up with solutions to try to combat them.

Major Hospitals in Louisiana

Hospital Name Address Map
Rapides Regional Medical Center 201 4th Street,
Alexandria, LA 71301
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Willis-Knighton Medical Center 2600 Greenwood Road,
Shreveport, LA 71103
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LSU Health Sciences Center 1501 Kings Highway,
Shreveport, LA 71103
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St. Francis Medical Center 517 Catalpa Street,
Monroe, LA 71201
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Earl K. Long Medical Center 5825 Airline Highway,
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
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About Louisiana

The rich history of Louisiana explains its fantastic architecture, cuisines and music.

Louisiana was accepted into the union in 1812, carved out of the huge Louisiana territory acquired by Thomas Jefferson in 1803 from Napoleon. It was already a place of great cultural diversity.

Originally populated by multiple nations of native people, the land had been colonized by Spain, France, Britain and the Acadian. All of these settlers, plus Africans, West Indians, and multiple Europeans have combined and left their distinctive stamp on the state we know today.

Today, there are several federally and state-recognized American Indian nations residing in Louisiana. The descendants of colonizers, slaves, and free black land-holders also continue their traditions. Plus, new traditions have emerged from the combination of cultures. More recently, Yugoslavians developed the oyster industry and Hungarians are farming strawberries. An indicator of the robust blending of cultures is the presence of unique dialects and mixed languages such as Cajun English and Louisiana Creole French.

There was good reason for all these nationalities to gravitate to Louisiana. It has fertile land for agriculture, rich resources in fish and game, and encompasses the mouth of the great Mississippi River, thus providing access to markets in the Midwest. The rich agricultural lands were exploited by the plantations, producing sugar cane and cotton. Today there remain many examples of plantation architecture. After the abolition of slavery damaged the cotton industry, the state uncovered new resources in the form of oil and natural gas, thus continuing to thrive economically.

Attractions in Louisiana start with the renowned city of New Orleans. This city is known for its architecture, music, food and, of course, the Mardi Gras festival. Although devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city of New Orleans still invited the world to help them celebrate Mardi Gras, and has been rebuilding with spirit and energy. Visitors to New Orleans dine on distinctive delicacies such as crawfish pie and jambalaya and can enjoy the sounds of jazz, blues, Cajun and other music.

From accordions and alligators to zydeco music, multi-cultural attributes give Louisiana its spicy flavor.

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Louisiana Cities

  • New Orleans
  • Baton Rouge
  • Shreveport
  • Metairie
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Kenner
  • Bossier City
  • Monroe
  • Alexandria
  • Marrero
  • New Iberia
  • Houma
  • Chalmette
  • Laplace
  • Slidell
  • Terrytown
  • Opelousas
  • Harvey
  • Ruston
  • Sulphur
  • Natchitoches
  • Hammond
  • Gretna
  • Shenandoah
  • Bayou Cane
  • Estelle
  • River Ridge
  • Thibodaux
  • Crowley
  • Pineville
  • Baker
  • Bogalusa
  • West Monroe
  • Woodmere
  • Minden
  • Bastrop
  • Morgan City
  • Abbeville
  • Jefferson
  • Luling
  • Eunice
  • Timberlane
  • Zachary
  • Destrehan
  • Fort Polk South
  • Jennings
  • Westwego
  • Moss Bluff
  • Mandeville

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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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