PMT City News
Month Day, 2012 - Headline
Heart, health related news in city.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, and Pharmacists
For more information, see our Oklahoma state page
Oklahoma City FAQs
Do you provide local trainers for the ACLS Oklahoma City?
Our service is 100% online and we currently do not maintain a staff in Oklahoma City. However, Pacific Medical Training’s certifications are accepted nationally without skills check or a need to visit a classroom.
Can I take a practice Oklahoma City PALS test?
We currently do not offer any practice tests for our courses. However, if you purchase an Oklahoma City PALS recertification (or certification) you will be able to take the test up to 3 times.
Is the Oklahoma City BLS available offline?
Yes, all of our services can be accessed offline. Once you purchase a course you will be able to download and print the study material and exams. If you prefer to work offline this may be a convenient option for you.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Francis Tuttle Technology Center / 12777 N Rockwell Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2710
AHS Hillcrest Medical Center, LLC / 1120 South Utica Ave. Tulsa, OK 74104
Integris Baptist Medical Center (Integris Health) / 3400 NW Expressway Bldg C Suite 602 Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Critical Care Providers Should Know
The Statement of the County’s Health of 2014 reports that obesity is at near “epidemic” levels in Oklahoma City. Alarmingly, 32.2% of adults in Oklahoma County reported being obese and 11.8% of high school students were obese. 84% of Oklahoman’s did not eat a proper diet of fruit and vegetables daily where only 14.5% of adults consumed the RDA. Poor eating habits have lead to a high diabetes rate of 7.7%.
Infant mortality rates of Oklahoma County were 7.5 per 1,000 births compared to the national average of 6.8. Low birth weight rates were 8.3% compared to a national average of 8.1%. The national target for low birth weight babies is 6%.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the county for all ages combined, though the rate has declined 7.6% from the previous 5-year period.
The percentage of adults who smoke has remained relatively stable over the past several years at about 25% although overall cigarette sales have dropped. Several state programs are in place to help educate about the ill effects of smoking and to help with addiction.
26% of Oklahoma County residents do not have health insurance which is well above the national average of 17.1%.
The Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) aims to improve the physical social and mental well being of all of Oklahoma by uniting communities and local partnerships to work together and improve some very poor health statistics. Oklahoma County ranks very low on many of the most important health indicators. The leading causes of death in Oklahoma County are heart disease, cancer stroke, lower respiratory, unintentional injury, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, influenza/pneumonia, nephritis, suicide.
Major Hospitals in Oklahoma City
St. Anthony Hospital
1000 North Lee Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
OU Medical Center
940 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
5501 North Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
3100 Southwest 89th Street, Oklahoma 73159
About Oklahoma City
Originally founded in 1889, Oklahoma City has a prime geographical location on top of an oil field. This means the city’s largest source of income comes from the production and sale of oil and the oil fields play a distinct role in the fabric of the local lifestyle. This location also gives them prime position in what has become known as the “tornado alley” section of the U.S.
The biggest event ever to hit this city was the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995. Today, the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation exists as a memorial to those who died in the tragedy and a museum for those interested in learning about the experience. It has become one of the most visited attractions in the city.
There are also a variety of other museums scattered around the city, giving plenty for visitors to enjoy.
Transportation while exploring and viewing the city is rather unique as well, with the water taxi as an example. It is a boat which picks up passengers on a regular schedule along the Bricktown Riverwalk. From there, passengers are taken on a ride that lasts over half an hour with a guide pointing out the key points of interest along the way.
For family and group fun, there is always the city zoo and White Water Bay Water Park, which offers ten refreshing water rides suitable for all age groups.