PMT Arlington News
June 29, 2016 - Arlington Fire Honors 3 Citizens Who Help Save Cardiac Arrest Patient’s Life
The Arlington Fire Department recently honored three citizens who helped save the life of a man who collapsed at a gym in April.
On April 18, a 54-year-old man went into cardiac arrest and fell unconscious at a 24-Hour Fitness location in Arlington. A gym employee and two nearby patrons immediately went to the man’s aid, performing CPR and using an AED until first responders could arrive. The man was transported to Medical Center Arlington and made a full recovery.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and EMS workers
For more information, see our Texas state page
Is your online course easier than traditional classroom ACLS?
Our online course, just like traditional classroom ACLS, is based on the latest guidelines of AHA. However, if you order a Pacific Medical Training Arlington ACLS, you can complete the whole learning course directly from a computer using the Internet.
Can I access the Arlington PALS study guide from any computer?
Yes, if you purchase our PALS course, you can access the training material from any computer with Internet access. You will also have the option to print the training material, allowing you to study without using the computer, if you prefer.
Who wrote the Arlington BLS?
AHA-trained medical professionals wrote the Pacific Medical Training BLS based on the latest medical guidelines.
Where can I find in person training
Dunn CPR / 4230 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76016
Co Med Ed and Consulting, LLC / 3921 West Green Oaks Blvd., Ste B Arlington, TX 76016
Staying Healthy in Arlington
There really is no better way to explore Arlington than hopping on a bike and get around the area. Bike routes are everywhere making it easier for cyclists to go around and get wherever they need to go. If you wish to go around the city, there are on-street bike lanes you can use whether you’re pedalling for fun, shopping, or commuting to and from work. If you don’t have your own bike, don’t worry because you’ll find many bike rentals in the area. Not only biking is an activity enjoyed by people of all ages, it is also a low-impact exercise that gives many health benefits. Some of them include increasing cardiovascular fitness, improving posture, joint mobility, and coordination, and decreasing body fat levels.
Hiking is a great way to get fit while enjoying the great outdoors. It has all the wonderful perks you need: fresh air, breathtaking views, and peace and quiet which you won’t normally get in the city. Deciding which hiking trail to go is just like choosing what kind of adventure you’re going to embark upon. You can choose between a day hike and a backpacking trip where you can enjoy the wildlife and nature and relax by the campfire before turning in for the day. When you go hiking, you will also give your health and body some of the best gifts. You will lower the risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure, and strengthen your core. Just by taking all the beauty of the nature in is enough to boost your mood.
Critical Care Providers Should Know
12% of Arlington residents had poor or fair health, reported by the latest Tarrant County Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. 19% of the population have reported that they had 5 or more days of poor mental health. 23% of the adult population are uninsured while a little less than 18% have reported that they were not able to visit a doctor when they needed in the past year due to costs. According to BMI’s (body mass indices), more than 37% of the respondents would qualify as obese but only 28% of those surveyed classified themselves as obese. Almost 18% of the Arlington adult population currently smoke tobacco. 40% report being diagnosed with high cholesterol while 27% reported suffering from high blood pressure. About 8% of Arlington residents reported being diagnosed with diabetes and 9% of adults have reported of being asthmatic.
In 1999, Texas received notoriety by becoming the first state in national history to put into law ten essential public health services. These essential tenants provide the framework for all public health services and policies in Arlington.
- Monitor regional health
- Investigate health problems
- Educate the community on health issues
- Enable partnerships and mobilize them to contribute to health issues
- Create public policies for better health
- Enforce existing health and safety laws/codes
- Ensure people who need health service have access
- Provide competent and effective public health employees
- Analyze the effectiveness of existing policies and services
Major Hospitals in Arlington
Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital
2601 West Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76012
Arlington Medical Clinic
4738 Little Road, Arlington, TX 76017
1011 N Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76011
1000 North Cooper Street, Arlington, TX 76012
Medical Center of Arlington
3301 Matlock Road, Arlington, TX 76014
Arlington is technically a suburban of its larger neighbor, Fort Worth. It has a huge population and has a lot to offer to both locals and visitors, however, it remains in the shadows of the larger and more popular city nearby. Thanks to this location, visitors can enjoy the offerings of the smaller city while they visit with a quick access to all the amusements that Fort Worth offers as well.
The two Six Flags are just some of the biggest attractions in the city. Visitors can choose between the Six Flags over Texas and the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor for a variety of exciting water rides. There are also an array of dry rides for all types of age groups, as well as entertaining shows, animal displays, and an assortment of food options. Hurricane Harbor holds some of the most extreme water rides in the country.
You will also find some luxurious spas within the city, providing visitors pampering and beautifying services. These spas are frequented by people who want to escape their stressful schedules and return to their daily lives all refreshed.
There are also different cultural entertainments located throughout the city, including a wide variety of historical museums which are common all throughout the state as a whole.