PMT City News
June 4th, 2017 - Co-workers knew CPR, and that made all the difference
Jeanne Burkart almost became one of those stories nobody wants to hear.
The afternoon of Feb. 4, 2017, the then 57-year-old Burkart was at Crete Carrier Corp. in Lincoln, where she works as a legal assistant.
Without warning, she collapsed and lost consciousness. One of her colleagues called 911, while others rushed to help her.
Burkhart was not breathing and had no pulse. Colleagues Wade Petray and Colin Lee began CPR. Burkart’s pulse and breathing resumed, buying paramedics time to jump-start her heart with a defibrillator. Burkart was intubated and rushed to a Lincoln hospital.
When she woke up six days later, Burkart’s doctors told her that she had suffered an arrhythmia — an abnormal heart rhythm that causes about 325,000 U.S. deaths each year.
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Will my Omaha ACLS test scores appear on the website?
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Are there any special prerequisites regarding the Omaha PALS?
No, the PALS is an intensive certification that focuses on child and infant life support. Our study section is thorough and we recommend you preview the material completely prior to attempting the exam.
Do the online Omaha BLS classes start hourly?
Our service is completely online and it isn’t similar to a regular classroom setting. We provide access to private BLS study material anytime you want from your computer where you can study at your own pace.
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ALS Affiliates / 2819 S 125th Ave., Ste 251 Omaha, NE 68144-3873
The University of Nebraska Medical Center / 986800 Nebraska Medical Ctr Omaha, NE 68198-6800
Omaha Fire Department/EMS / 11616 Rainwood Road Omaha, NE 68142
Critical Care Providers Should Know
The obesity rate in Omaha, Nebraska for adults is 28%, a rate that the city and state are working to reduce through programs like Live Well Omaha. The percentage of adults who regularly smoke is 21%. 7.8% of babies born would fall under the low birth weight category. The national target is 6%. Just 12% of Omaha residents report being in poor or fair health which is better than many cities although the national target is 10%. Only 13% of Omaha residents are medically uninsured which is much better than the national average.
The Douglas County Health Department is very active in promoting and organizing health initiatives in Omaha. In 2010 the DCHD received a new 5.7 million grant in conjunction with Live Well Omaha called the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant which aims to improve the overall levels of physical activity and nutrition in the County. The DCHD provides essential services which are making an impact in the community.
- Monitor the community health status and identify health problems
- Diagnose/investigate health hazards
- Educate and inform
- Mobilize community partners to solve health problems
- Develop policies that promote health
- Enforce laws that protect health and safety
- Provide a competent and caring public health workforce
- Evaluate the effectiveness of health services
- Research new health solutions
- Connect people with health services/solutions
Major Hospitals in Omaha
Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital
2808 South 143rd Plaza,
Omaha, NE 68144
Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center
7500 Mercy Road,
Omaha, NE 68124
Nebraska Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge Street,
Omaha, NE 68114
Creighton University Medical Center
601 North 30th Street,
Omaha, NE 68131
University of Nebraska Medical Center
42nd and Emile Street,
Omaha, NE 68198
Omaha was originally founded in 1854 and became an official part of the state of Nebraska a few years later in 1857. The climate in this state is rather ordinary with hot, humid summer months followed by colder winter months. Since it is not located near any mountain ranges or large bodies of water, it tends to be more of a culture and art based community as far as attractions to the outside world.
In the Old Market section of town, visitors can walk on old style cobbled streets and explore buildings that have been preserved from historical times. The city has actually extended a great amount of its resources to preserving a good bit of the historical elements of its landscape.
There are also a wide variety of museums throughout the city, making it rich for exploration by those who enjoy history, art, and other cultural artifacts. These museums are accompanied by a variety of shops and restaurants for visitors to stop into as well.