PMT Charlotte News
September 5, 2012 - Helpful Heart-Healthy Recommendations
The Carolinas Medical Center gives some helpful recommendations on keeping a healthy heart. For instance, a person should never have more than 1 teaspoon of sodium per day and should exercise for 30 minutes for at least 5 days of the week. Course Acceptance =================
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, EMS workers, Tattoo Artists and Pharmacists
For more information, see our New Mexico state page
Can you email a copy of my new Charlotte ACLS certification?
Sure, our instant card system will allow you to download a copy of your card as soon as you pass the exam 24/7. If you’d like another copy of your instant card just let our customer service know you’d like a copy sent via email and we’ll send it as soon as possible.
How long should I expect to take the Charlotte PALS?
The PALS course is our most thorough course. We recommend you reserve an hour of time for the actual certification exam. Study times will vary per individual.
Does the Charlotte BLS price include a PDF card and shipping of the hard copy?
Yes, all of our pricing is inclusive. It also includes access to a Charlotte BLS study course and up to three exam takes.
Where can I find in person training
Carolinas HealthCare System / 1200 Blythe Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203
Intensive Medical Inc. / 9700 Research Drive Charlotte, NC 28262
Intensive Medical-Charlotte Area Division / 9700 Research Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Every four years the Mecklenburg Healthy Carolinians and the Mecklenburg County Health Department conduct an extensive survey of the health of the county called a Community Health Assessment (CHA). In 2010 the survey revealed some noteworthy discoveries:
- Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of death, but mortality rates from heart disease, cancer, and stroke have been declining over the past five years.
- Teen pregnancy dropped 27% since 1995.
- The leading causes of death are cancer and heart disease (although mortality rates for both of these has been decreasing for 5 years).
- Alzheimer’s disease is the 4th leading cause of death.
- 16.5% of the Charlotte residents do not have health insurance.
- 35% of adults had high cholesterol.
- 29% of adults had high blood pressure.
- 64% of adults reported being overweight or obese and 17% smoked.
There were nine priorities that the Mecklenburg County Health Department identified based on the CHA. They include prevention of chronic diseases (such as heart disease) through healthy behaviors, better access to health care, environmental health (healthy neighborhoods, communities), substance abuse prevention and care, violence prevention, injury prevention, mental health awareness and treatment, responsible sexual behavior, and maternal child health.
Major Hospitals in Charlotte
Carolinas Medical Center
1000 Blythe Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28203
200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204
Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy
2001 Vail Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
In 1768, Charlotte was originally declared a town and it has not stopped growing and thriving since. It remains a main cultural center in the U.S. with lots of outdoor activities as well as a thriving arts and cultural community. It is one of the most loved and travelled to destinations for Americans who want a taste of luxury and refined culture on vacation or day trips.
This is another city that is well known for its rich NASCAR racing tradition. Racing is definitely an ingrained part of life in North Carolina and many of the most reputable speedways happen to rest in this city. Yet, there is a lot more to do in this city than hit the track.
Carowinds is the major theme park in the city and draws in a regular crowd of locals as well as many visitors throughout the summer months. It is one of the biggest family attractions in the city.
For outdoor adventure-seekers, the U.S. National Whitewater Center is more than enough to quench the thirst for water, fun, and thrilling excitement. Besides whitewater rafting and canoeing, this huge park features a variety of outdoor amusements such as mountain biking, trail running, and climbing. This is a nationally recognized training facility for extreme sports where top professional athletes and amateurs enjoy the outdoors side by side.