PMT Austin News
September 25, 2016 - Runner Collapses at Race for the Cure in Downtown Austin.
AUSTIN, Texas — A man in his 70s lost consciousness and collapsed during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure downtown this morning. It happened at 7:52 a.m. near the intersection of Congress Ave. and 18th Street, said a spokesman for Austin Travis County EMS. Medics responded within minutes at 7:56 a.m. thanks to having on-site special response units stationed at the event. Emergency personnel performed CPR on the man, and he regained a pulse.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and EMS workers
For more information, see our Texas state page
Are the Austin ACLS classes located downtown?
Our classes are 100% online and we currently do not have classroom settings. It’s both faster and more convenient to study online at your own pace.
Is the online Austin PALS extremely difficult?
The PALS is a very thorough course with some elaborate knowledge related to providing life supports for infants and children. Studying is recommended prior to examination.
How many people sign up for the Austin BLS?
We recertify individuals every day for the BLS, PALS and ACLS. More and more medical professionals are realizing that online certification is a lot more convenient and time-saving.
Where can I find in person training
RC Health Services Austin TC 111 W. Anderson Lane Suite D217 Austin, TX 78752
Sav-A-Heart II 3101 Persimmon Valley Trl Austin, TX 78732
Austin Travis County EMS 4201 Ed Bluestein Blvd Austin, TX 78721-2909
Staying Healthy in Austin
Canoeing and Kayaking
In Austin, you’ll never run out of things to do in the water. If you and your friends or family are looking for quite an adventure, you can try kayaking or canoeing. These activities involve paddling a small vessel through water. You can even take a canoe tour and get up close to the wildlife. You’ll be able to see different wildlife creatures that would make your trip more fun. Canoeing and kayaking also allow you to see and enjoy the beautiful Austin nature. These activities also give you several health benefits. Your cardiovascular fitness will improve if you decide to take on these activities regularly.
If you want to explore Austin, all you really have to do is grab a bicycle and pedal your way to the city. Any time is the best time to go around the city, thanks to its mild temps all-year round and many bike trails around. If you don’t own a bike, do not worry because there are many places to rent bikes from. You can spend an entire day cruising along the streets in the city and you will come out more knowledgeable of the city that you ever were. You will learn history and see beautiful sceneries throughout the day. Biking is a great way to burn calories, decrease stress levels, improve posture and coordination, and increase cardiovascular fitness.
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Recent data indicates that Austin residents are slightly below the national benchmark for good health. 14% of the population have reported to being in fair to poor health. 7.4% of babies are reported as being born with low birth weight. The obesity rate was 23% which is way above the national goal of 15%. Finally, 7% of the adult population in Austin suffer from diabetes.
The Travis County Health and Human Services Department aims to optimize self-sufficiency for families and residents in a safe and healthy city of Austin and Round Rock. They provide services directly through partnerships with non-profit and private organizations. There are a number of educational services in the area that the TCHHSD empowers and organizes that combat chronic diseases through treatment and prevention. Campaigns about stop smoking and ordinances on where people can smoke in public are examples of policy change towards a healthier community. Campaigns about healthy eating, nutrition, and activity are ongoing and pose a positive effect on community health.
In 2011, Austin and Travis County Health and Human Services Department received a 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. The grant will support initiatives that improve prevention of chronic diseases, clinical services, improve physical activity in the community, improve nutrition of residents and reduce tobacco consumption.
Major Hospitals in Austin
Seton Medical Center
1201 West 38th Street, Austin, TX 78705
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
12221 North Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX 78758
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
901 West Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
Dell Children’s Medical Center
4900 Mueller Boulevard Austin, TX 78723
Healthsouth Rehab Hospital
601 East 15th Street, Austin, TX
In 1839, Austin became an official and the capital city of Texas. People enjoy visiting the city all-year round because of its mild climate and winters are a lot warmer compared to other northern states. The city has many attractions that attract not just tourists but also the wildly diverse local population as well.
The beautiful lakes along the Colorado River are a popular place for leisure and relaxation. Some lakes are only good for canoeing but most are ideal for other water activities like boating and swimming, and of course, canoeing, too. One of the most popular lake destinations is the Lake Austin.
You will also find many family-oriented destinations in the city, including Austin’s Park. It offers both indoor and outdoor entertainment for locals and visitors who are looking for fun day trips or a safe place for children of all ages to have fun. Some of the activities include laser tag, rock climbing, and bumper boats. For meal times, there is always a large buffet filled with delicious food.
Many visitors prefer the great outdoors to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Austin. Some of the most popular outdoor activities include cabin rentals along the Highland Lakes, bird watching, caverns, figure skating, ice skating, and horseback riding.
The Austin Steam Train is a real railway that offers different themed tours throughout the city and there is also a variety of lunch and dinner cruises on the lakes. You will also find a handful of historical and art museums located in the city.
For every kind of trip, you will find an attraction that would suit your needs. Austin is a great choice for your next travel with your friends or family because it has a little something for everyone!