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September 30, 2016 - Husband saves wife’s life with CPR, urges others to take part in free class
The American Heart Association and Houston Methodist’s DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training are joining together this weekend for free CPR training sessions.
They say approximately 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.
If CPR is performed, it can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Seth Barrett gave his wife that chance of survival one Easter a few years ago.
He said his wife, Julie, was the picture of health. But when they took a walk one Easter, she shockingly almost died..
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and EMS workers
For more information, see our Texas state page
Is the Houston ACLS exam comprehensive of AHA 2010 updates?
Yes, all of our courses have been updated to be consistent with the new 2010 guidelines.
Can I order a Houston PALS recertification if I haven’t taken an online course before?
Yes, you can. You are not required to have originally received your PALS card through an online service. To order a PALS recertification you simply need to have passed the original certification and be nearing its expiration date.
What is my study limit on the BLS?
Unlike some Houston BLS classes you are not restricted by the instructor’s availability and class schedule. Take as long as you want in our study section. You also can save your weekends for the activities you enjoy and study during the weekdays or weeknights.
Where can I find in person training
Instruction By Masters / 2828 Rogerdale Rd Apt 1 Houston, TX 77042
Therapeutic Professionals / 6223 Richmond Ave, Suite 111 Houston, TX 77057
Roxell EMT / 11511 Katy Fwy Ste 330 Houston, TX 77079
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Emergency medical providers should visit the Houston Emergency Center for a wealth of information on emergency codes and to contact state officials. The HEC has invested $50 million into their facility, communication and technology and a recognized leader in the emergency response sector.
Emergency responders know that they should be well prepared to treat heat related symptoms and some severe cases of over-exertion and dehydration due to high humidity and excessive heat in the summer months.
Houston has made it a priority to promote health and wellness and one of the top priorities is to protect the community from the spread of communicable diseases. Houston has several outliers that are well above the national average in communicable diseases. The tuberculosis rate of 13.2 per 100,000 residents is nearly 3 times the national average of 4.8.
Children have also received a high priority in the cities health plan. It is estimated that 35% of Houston’s children live in poverty. Only 78% of Houston children have the proper immunizations.
Major Hospitals in Houston
Ben Taub Hospital
1504 Taub Loop,
Houston TX 77030
Memorial Hermann Hospital
6411 Fannin Street,
Houston TX 77030
13300 Hargrave Road,
Houston TX 77070
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
6720 Bertner Ave,
Houston TX 77030
Texas Children’s Hospital
6621 Fannin St.,
Houston TX 77030
Originally founded in 1836, Houston has a hot, humid climate and thriving arts and entertainment community that attract visitors from near and far all year round. Since the winters tend to be mild and much warmer than other areas of the United States, many visitors will visit Houston as an escape from the snow and ice.
The most notable feature about this city is the diversified population. This is definitely a melting pot community with a variety of races, nationalities, and religions mixed together. For this reason, the well known “museum district” attracts a regular flow of tourists who are interested in historical and cultural displays.
Outdoor enthusiasts and family vacationers also come to this city to enjoy the many public parks, such as the popular Memorial Park. This park offers a nice golf course and long, winding trails that go along the bayou. Another family-friendly destination is the Houston Space Center. This is basically a museum environment with some films and other entertainments that teach about the history of space travel.
Those interested in art also flock to Houston, often spending days at the Museum of Fine Arts and other museums filled with some of the world’s finest masterpieces.
Located in the southern region of the country, Houston is also known for its southwestern activities and climate. Many locals as well as visitors enjoy typical southwestern amusements, such as attending the rodeo, horseback riding, and go to livestock shows.
Yet, you cannot classify Texas as whole or Houston specifically as a typical southern environment. Today, it contains a mix of people with very diverse backgrounds and the amusements offered cover everything from outdoor excursions to theater, art, and the amazing underwater display at the Downtown Aquarium.