PMT Las Vegas News
June 02, 2017 Nevada requires CPR training to graduate high school
Just last month, Nevada became the 37th state to require high school students receive CPR training before graduating.
A number of other states have made this a requirement as more people prioritize the life-saving treatment.
In Nevada, the law will officially take effect during the 2017-2018 school year, according to a statement from the American Heart Association. It’s estimated that about 22,000 graduates will receive CPR training each year in the state’s public schools.
The new law expands a previous one enacted in 2013 that encouraged CPR training, but did not require it. However, a school district that includes Las Vegas has been training students in CPR on manikins for the last three years.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Dentists
For more information, see our Nevada state page
Las Vegas FAQs
When will my Las Vegas ACLS recertification expire?
An ACLS certification card is good for 2 years from the date you originally pass the exam. You will receive a downloadable PDF card and a hard copy card after completing the Las Vegas ACLS course.
How early should I register for a Las Vegas PALS recertification?
The most prudent course of action is to register and begin the PALS recertification process 15 to 30 days prior to your current PALS expiration. You may use that time to study or attempt the Las Vegas PALS exam up to 4 times.
How much does a Las Vegas BLS cost?
It depends on whether it is a certification or recertification. The Las Vegas BLS costs $85 for a certification and $45 for a recertification.
Where can I find in person training
Prism Inc. / 2000 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 150 Las Vegas, NV 89146-5143
Flex Ed / 6440 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV 89119
Safer Days CPR / 9437 Kingsley Ct. Las Vegas, NV 89149
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Nevada ranks 48th out of 50 in terms of most medically insured residents under the age of 65. Of the target age group, Las Vegas and Clark County had an alarming 25% go without medical insurance at some point in 2009.
The Southern Nevada Health District operates several committees and bureaus that work towards improving the health of Las Vegas and Clark County residents, make access to health services more available, screening children and others for health risks and to generate awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. Some of the offices and programs include the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, the Office of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System (EMS), and the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Program. For a list of health reports provided by the Southern Nevada Health District, click here.
Major Hospitals in Las Vegas
Spring Valley Hospital
5400 South Rainbow Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Centennial Hills Hospital
6900 North Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89149
Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center
2075 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
657 North Town Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169
About Las Vegas
When they think of Las Vegas, most people immediately bring to mind the nightlife. Originally founded in 1911 as a city, this is the most prominent adult entertainment city in the United States. People from all over the world visit this city on a regular basis, making it one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country.
The huge, luxurious hotels with their long lined buffets and twenty-four hour casinos that seem to never shut down are what draw in the majority of the visitors, though most people wander around the city taking in all it has to offer.
Catching the “shows” is absolutely essential to anyone traveling to this famous city. Some of the hottest celebrities from the country put on shows in the city, but there are also some highly entertaining features that do not include celebrities.
While most tourists come to the city to catch a show and try their luck at the slot machines and other gambling amusements, others come for the underbelly of adult entertainment. From brothels to exotic dancers in a multitude of night clubs, there is something to suit everyone in this city at night.
Also, many Americans travel to Las Vegas to get married quickly. There are many small churches around the city which will marry anyone of legal age on the spot. There are also some amusing themes which allow participants to dress up in extravagant costumers or even be married by Elvis look-alikes. Las Vegas, Nevada is definitely one of the most fun cities for tourists and locals alike.