Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, and Pharmacists
For more information, see our California state page
Los Angeles FAQs
What if my LA ACLS has already expired?
If your Los Angeles ACLS certification expired more than 6 months ago we recommend you order a new certification. We’ve updated our testing and study guide within that time frame. You may also want to check with your employer, but our recommendation is to order an original certification.
Is the Los Angeles PALS course information comprehensive?
Yes, our study material and online course cover all of the information and skills necessary to successfully pass the LA PALS.
How long does the Los Angeles BLS test take?
It depends on how well prepared you are. Some doctors and nurses and can complete the exam in fifteen minutes. We recommend you reserve at least 30 minutes for the BLS exams and one hour for the ACLS and PALS exams.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
UCLA Center for PreHospital Care / 10990 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1450 Los Angeles, CA 90024-3917
Critical care providers should know
Learning and speaking Spanish fluently can make a difference in critical emergency situations in Los Angeles. 47.3% of LA residents are Latino. The second most common race is Caucasian at 30.1%. Although 64.5% of families speak English at home 26.5% primarily speak Spanish.
Air Quality in Los Angeles County is notoriously poor which can pose a risk to regular respiratory problems to LA residents. In 2009 the state standard for air quality was not met 172 days out of the year (47%). The five leading causes of death in Los Angeles were heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, emphysema and pneumonia.
More than 5.7 million people are admitted annually to ICU units across America for intensive and invasive monitoring for stabilization of acute or life-threatening medical issues. Approximately 20% of acute care admissions are to ICU, and up to 58% of ER patient admissions are to ICU.
Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the country with 10 million people. In 2013 the Los Angeles Department of Public Health released the Key indicators of health report which compares many aspects of health and well being for LA residents and is noteworthy for LA medical providers.
Major hospitals in Los Angeles
|California Hospital Medical Center||1401 South Grand Ave Los Angeles CA 90015||Click to view full-size|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||1225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048||Click to view full-size|
|Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center||1300 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027||Click to view full-size|
|Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center||4867 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027||Click to view full-size|
|Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center||757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024||Click to view full-size|
About Los Angeles
Originally founded in 1781, Los Angeles, California is best known as the home of Hollywood’s biggest stars. It is most often referred to as L.A. and is one of the most powerful cities in the entertainment world as well as a worldwide economic hub.
The residential population in L.A. is very diverse. From beach bums who live on the shores to some of the world’s most famous and beloved superstars, thousands of hopeful future stars flock to the city every year to attend the numerous casting calls for all forms of the arts. From actresses to theater lovers to musicians and professional dancers, Los Angeles is one of the premier destinations for anyone who wants to be famous and is considered the nation’s capital for the film and television industry. It is also home to Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Warner Bros pictures.
The arts are also a main attraction, which is only right with it being the home of Hollywood stars. Some of the most visited attractions include the famous Hollywood sign, the Kodak Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Yet, visitors flock to this city for much more than the many tours that allow distant sitings of homes of the rich and famous. The beaches are also quite famous, where the weather is sunny and warm, and the humidity is low throughout most of the year. The winter months from November to April may be a bit chilly with more rain downpours, but it is still a peak season for many visitors who want to visit the beach without getting a sunburn or struggling against the sea of tourists that come during the peak summer season.
From public beaches with fun activities like volleyball to private and more remote beaches where the luxury of peace and quite awaits visitors, there are a variety of beach experiences to be gained in this city.
PMT Los Angeles news
September 14, 2012
US Officials are finding that anti-obesity campaigns have a tendency to backfire and actually facilitate overeating. The problem, they found, was the inherent stigmatization that comes along with such campaigns. They found that people were far more likely to be successful if the campaign removed any shame-inducing language.