PMT Miami News
Month Day, 2012 - Headline
Heart, health related news in city.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and Dentists
For more information, see our Florida state page
Is my online purchase of the Miami ACLS processed securely?
Yes, our entire site is safe and secure. Our shopping cart uses secure SSL encryption to protect your purchase information.
How often do you update the PALS courses?
We update our Miami PALS, ACLS and BLS regularly to keep them consistent with the American Heart Association’s guidelines.
Does the Miami BLS have any course material that overlaps with ACLS or PALS?
The BLS covers the fundamentals of providing life support in critical situations. The tenants of the BLS are expanded upon in the ACLS and PALS in more advanced and in situational cases.
Where can I find in person training
Medical Education Training Services, Inc. / 10271 SW 72 St. Suite: D102 Miami, FL 33173
Mt. Sinai Medical (NOTE: EMC is in Port St Lucie) / 4701 North Meridian Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140
Miami Children`s (NOTE: EMC is in Port St Lucie) / 6101 Blue lagoon drive Miami, FL 33126
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Miami has a significantly high count of residents who speak Spanish. Medical providers, especially emergency responders and trauma professionals, are encouraged to be fluent or at the very least familiar with basic Spanish. Communication done well can make a life saving difference in emergency situations.
18% of adults in Miami reported being in poor to fair health last year. Only 15% of adults smoke regularly and 22% were obese. Low birth weight babies occurred 8.5% of the time. Unfortunately, an alarmingly high 34% of Miami-Dade residents went without health insurance last year.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department received a federal grant of $14.7 million in 2010. The grant will help the MDCHD stay atop chronic disease prevention and create healthy communities. Prevention is a key strategy of the MDCHD. The Communities Putting Prevention to Work program is a good example of the department’s process. The CPPW attempts to improve positive health indicators like nutrition and physical activity while decreasing negative health risks like smoking and obesity in an effort to prevent and reduce chronic diseases.
With a yearly threat of hurricanes, refugees and natural disasters the MDCHD is also very active in planning and preparing for large scale public emergencies. Medical providers should visit the Emergency Preparedness section on the MDCHD website.
Major Hospitals in Miami
Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Road,
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 North Kendall Drive,
Miami, FL 33176
3663 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, FL 33129
Miami Children’s Hospital
3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue,
Miami, FL 33155
5959 Northwest 7th Street,
Miami, FL 33126
Miami originally became a part of the state of Florida in 1896. Located on the southern tip of the state, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions within the United States. Popular with older people looking for a warm place to retire and college aged kids on spring break alike, the atmosphere in the city can be serene and peaceful as well as lively and rowdy.
Besides Miami Beach which attract horde of visitors every year, this city has major importance to the television and movie industry. It is a common location for some of the most famous celebrities to be seen and it has its fair share of luxurious hotels, upscale restaurants, and fine shopping boutiques. Much of this is located in the South Beach area of the city.
There are also some smaller enclaves of residents who have created small cities within the larger city, each with their unique atmosphere reflective of their native culture. For instance, visitors can go to Little Havana for a very latino feel and a variety of small shops with unique goods, or they could visit Little Haiti to experience the Creole side of town.
Downtown Miami is more reflective of a typical American urban environment. It is home to many large businesses and is thriving to this day.