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Ohio FAQs

How long will I have access to the Ohio ACLS training material?

You won't have a time limitation on using the OH ACLS training material. You can spend as much time as you'd like preparing for the exam. When you're comfortable and feel prepared you can begin the OH ACLS exam at any time, day or night.

Will my employer see my test results on the Ohio PALS?

No, we keep your test results confidential. If you fail the OH PALS on one of your three attempts it will be kept private. When you pass the certification exam you will immediately receive an instant provider card which displays that you are PALS certified.

Will you send a copy of my Ohio BLS recertification to my medical institution?

We don't offer a delivery service to employers but we provide a number of methods to deliver our provider cards to you. You will receive an instant PDF card of the OH BLS as soon as you pass plus a hard copy version in the mail a few days later.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Ohio is currently ranked as the 36th healthiest state by the United Health Foundation but there are many health issues that need to be addressed. Ohio has a high percentage of people who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and who take a lot of physical and mental health days off of work. One health indicator in which the state of Ohio is performing above the national average is the number of people who follow a healthy diet.

  • 16.1% of the adult population of Ohio reports being in poor to fair health
  • 3% of adults in Ohio have suffered a stroke
  • 29.6% of adults have high cholesterol
  • 31.7% of the adults in Ohio have high blood pressure
  • 22.5% of adults in Ohio smoke
  • 29.7% of adults are obese
  • 10.1% of the adult population of Ohio are diabetic
  • The average life expectancy in Ohio is 77.52 years

The Ohio Department of Health is recognizing businesses that help provide or promote a healthy workplace. Each year, the state of Ohio holds a ceremony which recognizes the healthiest workplaces in the state. Ohio realizes that people spend many hours at their workplace, so it would make sense for that place to be as healthy as possible. In order to be recognized as a healthy workplace, the place of business must have a wellness program for employees.

In 2007, the accidental overdose of prescription medication became the leading cause of injury death in the state of Ohio; even greater than car crashes or other accidents. In order to help combat these fatalities, the Ohio Department of Health has started to educate the general public on prescription drugs and the damage that they can do if they are incorrectly used. The state has taken out radio and television ads, as well as made appearances to give lectures. Since 2009, the state of Ohio has seen a slow but steady decline in the number of prescription drug related deaths.

Major Hospitals in Ohio

Hospital Name Address Map
Hillcrest Hospital 6780 Mayfield Road,
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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St. John Medical Center 29000 Center Ridge Rd,
Westlake, OH 44145
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Nationwide Children's Hospital 700 Childrens Drive,
Columbus, OH 43205
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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 3333 Burnet Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45229
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Ohio State University Hospital 1492 East Broad Street,
Columbus, OH 43205
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About Ohio

From rolling hills, to flat plains, and sandy beachfronts, Ohio is a combination of landscapes. The eastern border of the state starts as rolling plateaus and slowly settles into flat plains toward the west. The state's northern border is made up of a long beachfront, which runs along Lake Erie. At the other end of the state, the majestic Ohio River cuts a curving trail east to west across Ohio's southern boundary.

Topography made Ohio a spacious, open, inviting realm. Geographically and historically it lies in the mainstream of America. More than 11 million people live in Ohio state. Though they have different beliefs and traditions, they also have plenty in common. Millions of years ago water covered Ohio. It eventually drained off, leaving behind swamps. Then came the Ice Age, when glaciers up to 8,000 feet thick covered two-third of Ohio. The fertile soil of Ohio has given rise to acres of rich farmland.

Ohio's museums contain amazing exhibits with artifacts that tell the story of the state. Around the state, cities business and industry, along with centers for research, healthcare, the arts, numerous fine restaurants, unique overnight accommodation, and transportation. Small towns cherish their own traditions, and parts of southern Ohio reflect people's Appalachian roots. In Amish communities people still work their farms with horse-drawn plows. Columbus is now home to thousands of immigrants from Somalia. Ohio is blessed with abundant rivers and streams. In the north the Maumee, Sandusky, Vermilion, and Cuyahoga rivers flow into Lake Erie. Most waters in the south, including the Great Miami, Scioto, Hocking, and Muskingum rivers, drain into the Ohio.

Ohio has four well-marked seasons. Winters can be harsh in northeast Ohio, which receives most of the state's annual 2.5 feet of snow. Spring, often brief, is usually rainy. About 38 inches of precipitation fall yearly. Summer brings thunderstorms, often severe ones.

Ohio has been called the westernmost of the eastern states and the easternmost of the western states. Historically it was influenced by the settled qualities of the east while embracing the social improvisation of the West.

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Ohio Cities

  • Columbus
  • Cleveland
  • Cincinnati
  • Toledo
  • Akron
  • Dayton
  • Parma
  • Youngstown
  • Canton
  • Lorain
  • Springfield
  • Hamilton
  • Kettering
  • Lakewood
  • Elyria
  • Euclid
  • Middletown
  • Mentor
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Mansfield
  • Warren
  • Newark
  • Strongsville
  • Fairfield
  • Lima
  • Findlay
  • Huber Heights
  • Beavercreek
  • Boardman
  • Lancaster
  • Marion
  • Westerville
  • North Olmsted
  • Upper Arlington
  • Brunswick
  • Gahanna
  • Stow
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Fairborn
  • Westlake
  • Austintown
  • Dublin
  • Massillon
  • Garfield Heights
  • Bowling Green
  • Shaker Heights
  • North Royalton
  • Kent
  • Barberton

The State Medical Board of Ohio requires AMA Category I hours for its continuing education requirements.

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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