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August 13, 2013 - Survival Rate is higher than ever now

If you are in Lynchburg, VA, chances of you surviving a out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are higher then ever... thanks to local Emergency responders! Per the CDC, 92% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims die. According to their records... last year paramedics jumpstarted 18 hearts and saved 18 lives (out of the 32 they attempted to save in Lynchburg).

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Virginia FAQs

Is your Virginia ACLS recertification accepted by my employer?

Pacific Medical Training's VA ACLS courses are accepted nationally and internationally. You can easily register and immediately begin your cert or recert course from your computer 24/7/365.

Does the Virginia PALS recertification course contain material on post pediatric resuscitation?

Yes, there is a unit dedicated to post pediatric resuscitation in our VA PALS recertification course. The unit covers post resuscitation management priorities for multiple systems.

Do you have video interactive technologies in the Virginia BLS courses?

The current VA BLS courses are written in standard HTML. This format is easier to use and faster to load on all computers. Video courses sometimes encounter problems with computers that have limited bandwith and can be difficult to operate when you'd like to review course materail closely.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Virginia is ranked as the 20th healthiest state in the nation by the United Health Foundation. There are some health areas in which Virginia is doing far better than the national average such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. On the other hand, there are some health issues that the state of Virginia needs to be concerned with; there are a high percentage of people who are diabetic, who smoke, and who have had a heart attack.

The Virginia Department of Health has come up with the 95210 plan in order to help parents and children remember healthy habits. The number is designed to help people remember to get 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, only 2 hours of television, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugars. The state of Virginia feels that people can remember those five daily habits easily with that famous number.

In November of 2011, the Virginia Department of Health launched the Choose Virginia website which is designed to entice more health professionals to work in Virginia. The website explains the health industry of Virginia and its benefits. It also explains educational paths and potential career choices. Choose Virginia is also helpful to existing nurses, because it helps them know where to go to keep up-to-date on their classes and their licenses.

Major Hospitals in Virginia

Hospital Name Address Map
University of Virginia Medical Center 205 14th Street Northwest,
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Virginia Commonwealth University West Hospital 1200 East Broad Street,
Richmond, VA 23219
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Inova Fairfax Hospital 3300 Gallows Road,
Falls Church, VA 22003
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 400 Gresham Drive,
Norfolk, VA 23507
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Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital 4121 Cox Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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About Virginia

Virginia, as the state's motto boasts, is for lovers. That includes lovers of everything from history and caverns to lovers of fall foliage, sandy beaches and horse racing, to name a few.

Virginia was the first English colony in the U.S. (established 1607), has a record setting eight presidents born there and the state's capitol, Richmond, was the seat and capitol of the Confederacy in the Civil War. Visiting George Washington's birthplace, Mt. Vernon, touring the site of the battle of Manassas or visiting the favored Colonial Williamsburg are just three of the many historical offerings.

With it's close proximity to the nation's capital, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia is the best known area. In the World War II and Cold War eras, national defense programs moved here with job growth and population following. Fairfax County, in this area, ranks high nationally in household income, many of the state's famous technology workers reside here and Tyson's Corner is the famous center where business and shopping converge.

State residents have numerous lifestyle choices. Urbanites favor Richmond or Hampton Road's two large cities, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, located on the Chesapeake Bay and alluring with what the beach has to offer. Those that prefer the mountains choose the world famous Shenandoah Mountains, noted for their brilliant fall foliage and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Suburban dwellers choose the areas around the major urban centers and there is gentrified country dwelling in Virginia's horse country, Middleburg and surrounding Loudon County and then there is the Eastern Shore for more casual dwellers.

Virginia is proud of its military presence, past and present. Home to the world's largest Naval Base, Norfolkm the state's oldest and famous military academy, Virginia Military Institute and a large population now proudly serving the nation's military.

Virginia is also famous for it's fine public and private universities and colleges including the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary and Virginia Tech, to name a few.

It is easy to see why Virginia is a state destination of choice for lovers of work, play, history and just about everything in between.

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Virginia Cities

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  • Norfolk
  • Chesapeake
  • Richmond
  • Arlington
  • Newport News
  • Hampton
  • Alexandria
  • Portsmouth
  • Roanoke
  • Lynchburg
  • Suffolk
  • Burke
  • Reston
  • Dale City
  • Annandale
  • Centreville
  • Danville
  • Charlottesville
  • Tuckahoe
  • Chantilly
  • Harrisonburg
  • Blacksburg
  • McLean
  • Manassas
  • Petersburg
  • Woodbridge
  • Franconia
  • Mechanicsville
  • Springfield
  • Lake Ridge
  • Oakton
  • Mount Vernon
  • West Springfield
  • Leesburg
  • Jefferson
  • Cave Spring
  • Salem
  • Staunton
  • Winchester
  • Bailey's Crossroads
  • Hopewell
  • Herndon
  • Fairfax
  • Groveton
  • Newington
  • Waynesboro
  • Fredericksburg
  • Tysons Corner
  • Chester

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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