PMT Chicago News
September 5, 2012 - Common Household Chemical May Cause Heart Disease
A new study has found that a common household chemical could potentially be tied to heart disease. The chemical that the researchers studied, known as perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, is found in everything from food containers to ski jackets to carpets. The scientists stressed that the study is still very preliminary and that there is no need for alarm at this point. To find out more about this study, click here.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, EMS Workers, Tattoo Artists and Pharmacists
For more information, see our Illinois state page
How do I order a Chicago ACLS course?
You can order an ACLS, PALS or BLS course from any page on our site by either using the course selection area near the top of each page (with the red bar across it) or by using the Sign Up tab on the main menu at the top of each page. Our courses are accepted in Chicago and nationwide.
Are the Chicago PALS cards downloadable?
All of our certification cards can be downloaded in a PDF format once you successfully pass the exam. You may print your PDF immediately for instant proof of certification, day or night 24/7.
Are there any special savings or discounts on a Chicago BLS certification or recertification course?
You can save 10% if you combine your BLS course with an ACLS or PALS course. Save 15% if you order all three courses at once.
Where can I find in person training
Chicago’s Pulse / 3209 W. 111th Chicago, IL 60655
Chicago CPR Now / 3717 N Ravenswood Ave Suite 209 CHICAGO, IL 60613
Chicago’s Pulse CPR Training / 3209-11 W 111th St Chicago, IL 60655
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Medical providers should bookmark the City of Chicago Public Health website as it contains useful clinical health information, alerts, news releases and emergency protocols directly from city officials. Recent emergency reports show that overall emergency room visits have been declining in Chicago. However, several hospitals actually had an increase in emergency room visit, Northwestern Memorial (20%), University of Chicago Hospital (15%) and Jackson Park Hospital (57%).
Average length of stay in a Chicago hospital was 5.7 days. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the larger medical care centers in the city mostly due to some dramatic growth. From 1999 to 2003 admissions increased by 38%.
Healthy Chicago is a globally recognized city-wide health initiative that aims to make Chicago the healthiest city in the nation and sets multiple targets for key health indicators to be met by 2020. Development of this plan was led by the Chicago Department of Public Health but its success will come from uniting medical providers, clinical institutions, philanthropies, faith centers and neighborhoods.
Some of the goals include:
- Percentage of Chicagoans that smoke 12%. Currently 19.4%
- Percentage of adults with high blood pressure 26%. Currently 30.4%
- 37 Stroke death rate per 100,000. Currently 46.6
- Percentage of low birth weight births 8.6%. Currently 9.6%
Major Hospitals in Chicago
Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn IL 60453
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60141
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
2525 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611
Originally founded in 1833, Chicago is one of the most diverse and exciting urban centers in the United States. It is well known today as an industrial city, with many factories and other production-based businesses located throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area, which stretches into neighboring states as well.
The winter months in Chicago are quite cold with a lot of rain, snow, and vicious winds. This is why the city is often referred to as “the windy city”.
Many visitors from all over the U.S. and many other countries visit here just to walk the city streets and view the amazing skyscraping buildings. There are excellent shopping destinations located throughout the city, with many Americans coming in and out regularly for shopping sprees. They also come on a regular basis for local and national events, such as beauty pageants and various sporting competitions.
There are also many golf courses located all throughout the city, which attracts some of the biggest professional golf competitions during certain times of the year. Many visitors also come regularly to attend theater productions, jazz festivals and concerts, and to enjoy the active nightlife which includes bars, parties, and a lot of comedy clubs.
The O’Hare International Airport is also located in Chicago, and since it ranks as one of the most active airports in the entire world, it makes this city one of the first destinations of visitors from all over the world. This has contributed to the rich local community with a vast array of races and religions blending together.