PMT Boston News
Sept 5, 2012 - AED Device Linked to a Death
The Boston Scientific Corp. came under scrutiny in April of 2012 when one of it’s AED devices was linked to one death due to a malfunction. The company defended it’s device by claiming that no medical therapy is perfect and that the device was performing according to reliability standards.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, and Pharmacists, and EMS workers
For more information, see our Massachusetts state page
Is the Boston ACLS recertification valid outside of Boston?
Yes, our certifications are accepted nationwide. If you’re moving within the next two years, your certification will still be good.
My PALS expired 3 months ago, what should I do?
The first thing to do is to check with your employer. If you’d like to be safe, you can purchase the original Boston PALS certification instead of recertification.
When did you last update the Boston BLS course?
In 2011, we made some significant changes to the course material and updated it according to the latest AHA guidelines.
Where can I find in person training
Clinical Training Ctr at Boston Medical Ctr / 1 Boston Medical Ctr Pl Boston, MA 02118-2908
Boston Children’s Hospital / 300 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 2115
300 Longwood Ave / 330 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215-5400
Staying Healthy in Boston
Boston is a place where there are many activities to do in the great outdoors. These activities will allow you to explore what the city has to offer and bring you many health benefits. Boston encourages people, residents and visitors alike, to use bikes for transportation, fun, tours, and exercise. If you wish to explore the city, biking is a great way to do it. You can even join a guided trip on an exciting cross-state tour. Boston even has a bike-share program called Hubway so you don’t need to bring your own bike if you don’t have one. Biking lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving your heart, lungs, and blood circulation. This activity also helps you control weight, blood pressure and prevents obesity. If you want to stay fit and healthy, a bike is all you need.
If you enjoy looking at beautiful sceneries and don’t mind hiking or walking for hours for it, a hiking trail is all you need. The city has its own beauty, but sometimes it will do you good to get out of it in order to get a taste of the great outdoors once in a while. Fortunately, there are many amazing places to go hiking in Boston and you will definitely find the perfect area. No matter which hiking trail you choose, you will surely find amazing sights that will make you want to stay longer. Aside from the views that you will enjoy, hiking also brings you many health benefits. It strengthens your core, helps with weight control, and lowers the risk of heart disease.
Critical Care Providers Should Know
The city of Boston is very proactive in their efforts for improving the health of local residents. In 2011, the Boston Public Health Commission released the 2011 Health of Boston report. The highlights of the report include indicators which explain the overall health of the Boston community and a 19% decrease in teen birth since 2008.
Bostonians reported that they are in good or excellent health 87% of the time. 16% of the adult population were smokers while 10% of Boston high school students smoke. These numbers are slightly higher than the numbers in 2010. 18% of high school students reported excessive alcohol consumption and 23% in the adult population. 43% of Bostonians do not engage in regular physical activity.
In terms of chronic disease percentages, 11% of Bostonian adults and high school students have asthma; 6% of adults and 4% of high school students suffer from diabetes; heart disease accounted for 16% of all hospitalizations; 18% of high school students and 21% of adults suffer from obesity, and 23% of the adult population have high blood pressure.
On the other hand, infectious diseases are on the decline – a 53% decrease in Pertussis, 11% decrease in Salmonella, and a slight drop in Tuberculosis were reported.
Major Hospitals in Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
110 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02215
Boston Medical Center
One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02215
Children’s Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Boston became a city in Massachusetts in 1822 although, technically, it was a city in its own rights as of year 1630. Today, it is a big city located in one of the smallest states in the country. Because of the winds that sweep off of the bordering Atlantic Ocean, the climate in the city can be quite unpredictable. The winters are typically cold and the summers are rather warm most of the time.
The city is well populated and financially supported by university students and workers in the tech industry. Biotechnology is a major industry in the financial district in the city, which lies downtown and resembles any modern urban city with many tall buildings along with its fair share of pollution.
The amusements that attract university students who are new to the city are also what entice visitors. Some of these attractions include the very trendy, outdoorsy setting of Back Bay, delicious Asian food in Chinatown, antique shops, and clothing boutiques on Charles Street.
Harvard Square is a popular spot for individuals who are interested in the academic world. This is where students from the world-famous school of Harvard frequently walk through; it is also one of the major tourist attractions in Boston today.