PMT Memphis News
Memphis Police Getting EMT Certification
In the past two years, eleven police officers have been shot, two fatally wounded. To support the force, police are now going for life support certification with the fire department. Read more.
March 28, 2017 - People inspired to learn CPR after an employee saves boy’s life
Several people are now signing to the nearest medical center to learn CPR after witnessing the heroic actions of a Pals worker who managed to save a child’s life. The worker jumped to the help of a kid who was unresponsive by performing CPR on time for EMT services to arrive. This is the reason why so many people at Bristol got inspired to learn CPR by themselves “I got 104 people signed up and I was amazed!” said paramedic Steve White. Read the complete story.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists
For more information, see our Tennessee state page
I cannot find my current Memphis ACLS card; will I need it for verification?
No, you won’t need your old Memphis certification card to register for one of our online courses. To register, simply fill out the necessary information on the homepage and complete the checkout process.
Is there a sample of a Memphis PALS study guide?
Unfortunately there isn’t a sample of our study guide. If you’d like more information please visit the PALS page, our FAQs, or contact a customer service representative and we’ll be happy to help.
Can I use a credit card with someone else’s name on it for the Memphis BLS?
Yes, when you purchase a course with Pacific Medical Training we do not use the name on the billing information for the certification card. When you begin the Memphis BLS exam you’ll be asked to provide the name you’d like to appear on the certification card.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Wellness First, Inc / 5180 Park Avenue Suite 250 Memphis, TN 38119-8240
Regional One Health / 877 Jefferson Ave Memphis, TN 38103-2807
Mid-America Safety Services, Inc. / 1519 Union Ave # 215 Memphis, TN 38104-3726
Critical Care Providers Should Know
The state of Tennessee provides a wealth of detailed health information for TN residents at their website. Tennessee and Shelby County take numerous steps to help improve the health of their residents. On June 11th, 2007 the Governor signed the Tennessee Non-Smokers Protection Act into law which made it illegal to smoke in most places where people work. Another issue legislators seek to improve is teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy has been rising in Memphis and in Tennessee. “What’s The Rush?” is a statewide effort to educate and prevent teen pregnancy.
Shelby County’s top five leading causes of death were:
Diseases of the heart
Accidents and adverse effects
Certain perinatal conditions
The state operates TennCare which is a service that extends medical coverage to individuals who are deemed to be uninsured or uninsurable. TennCare uses a system of Managed Care Organizations to operate the service. In 2005 the TennCare service stopped accepting general applications although individuals under 19 years of age who qualify can still apply for acceptance. TennCare is currently working with the federal officials on discerning how TennCare will provide medical coverage in conjunction with the nationalAffordable Care Act which was passed in 2010.
Major Hospitals in Memphis
Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
Baptist Memorial Hospital
6019 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
50 North Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38103
St. Francis Hospital
5959 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
Memphis was founded in 1819 and is located along the Mississippi River. While this city doesn’t get extreme cold like some of the northwestern states, it does suffer from a lot of ice storms during the winter which can leave locals without power for some period of time.
There aren’t a ton of tourist attractions in Memphis, but the ones that are there tend to draw in very specific types of travelers. For instance, Graceland is extremely popular with people from all over the world who still adore and miss the legend music star Elvis. Graceland takes visitors through the life of Elvis from his younger years up to his years one of the most famous and well known figures in American history.
In fact, the city is still well known for its rich culture rooted in the blues. Beale Street is visited regularly by locals and travelers who enjoy strolling along and listening to professionals as well as amateurs stringing out the blues.
Many visitors to this city simply enjoy getting out in different areas of the city and exploring whatever they can find. Carriage rides are available in many different areas of the city, providing a romantic way to get to know the city for couples or anyone who just wants to see the city without wearing out their shoes.
Memphis also offers some very nice hotels for visitors, making the stay more relaxing and rejuvenating.