PMT El Paso News
September 6, 2012 - El Paso Hospital Improves Heart-Related Statistics
According to this article posted in the El Paso Times, hospital officials in the El paso area shed light on how they have been better helping victims of heart disease and heart attacks. One of their mantra’s is “time is muscle.” They waste no time in caring for and opening up blockages when a victim of a heart attack comes in.
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El Paso FAQs
Do you have a same day service for an El Paso ACLS?
Yes, we do. If you are ready to begin the certification exam you can purchase and take the El Paso ACLS certification the same day. You will also be able to download and print a PDF in the same day. If you need your hard copy provider card quickly, you can also order express shipping for it during the order process.
Can I use my El Paso PALS in a different city?
Yes, if you are moving or relocating your Pacific Medical Training PALS certification will be valid in your new location. We are accepted nationally and internationally.
Where can I research study material prior to taking the El Paso BLS?
We provide all of the information you’ll need to receive your El Paso BLS in our convenient online study guide. Once you complete the order for your BLS you’ll receive instant access to the online study guide and the online exam. You can start the exam at any time (you don’t need to go through all the online training material first).
Where can I find in person training
ProAction Emergency Services Training / 6500 Boeing Dr, Bldg L El Paso, TX 79925
Life Ambulance Service Inc. / 5720 Trowbridge Dr El Paso, TX 79925-3341
Training & Development / 10555 Vista del Sol Drive, Suite 100 El Paso, TX 79925
Critical Care Providers Should Know
The El Paso Department of Public Health was created in 2008 and has over 360 employees who serve over 800,000 El Paso residents. Eighty-one percent of El Paso County residents are Hispanic. Medical providers are encouraged to learn and speak Spanish naturally. Clear communication between medical provider and patient can make a crucial difference in emergency situations. El Paso has a higher percentage of uninsured residents (40%) than the national average (16.3%). 8.8% of all infants born in El Paso were considered low birth weight (according to the most recent data collected in 2005). 27.2% of the adult population was obese. 12% of adults smoke and 8% have asthma. Death rates were as follows (from the 2010 Health Report):
- Diabetes: 46.4 out of 100,000
- Cancer: 169.5 out of 100,000
- Heart disease: 196.4 out of 100,000
- Stroke: 41.8 out of 100,000
El Paso provides thousands of free vaccinations to children through five clinics operated by the City of El Paso Department of Public Health. Free pertussis vaccinations are also given to adults. Other services provided by ELPHD include sexual health education, tobacco awareness and prevention, personal hygiene, nutrition exercise, STD education and prevention. In 2010, ELPHD had over 100,000 attend the 1,918 health presentations and educational services put on by the city.
Major Hospitals in El Paso
University Medical Center of El Paso
4815 Alameda Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905
Las Palmas Medical Center
300 Waymore Drive, El Paso, TX 79902
Providence Memorial Hospital
2001 North Oregon Street, El Paso, TX 79902
1740 Curie Drive, El Paso, TX 79902
About El Paso
In 1848 the town known as El Paso officially became a part of the state of Texas. Today, it remains a usual southwestern city with all of the fetid heat associated with the weather in that region. It also is suspect to yearly storms which have created ample amounts of damage in the past.
While Texas is widely associated with the country music industry, NASCAR racing, and other southern cowboy themed events, there is also a very rich cultural community thriving throughout the state. That includes El Paso, where visitors and locals alike enjoy a wide variety of art museums. Two of the more popular museums include the International Art Museum and a thorough holocaust museum with some very aged pieces of art on exhibit.
For outdoor adventure, the Franklin Mountains State Park runs directly through the center of the city and overlooks the Rio Grande. There are also some miniature parks throughout the city which offer lots of opportunity for walking, nature sightseeing, and pond fishing.
El Paso is located right on the Mexican border with a larger Mexican town directly connected. It is treated as a larger metropolitan area within this city, named Chihuahua. Even with the present tensions over the United States-Mexican border, this region offers a lot of wonderful landscapes and safe outdoor environments to entertain every age group.