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Heart, health related news in city.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, and Pharmacists
For more information, see our Oregon state page
Can I order a Portland ACLS and BLS together?
Yes, you can order any two combination of courses or all three at once. You will receive a 10% discount on orders of two courses and a 15% discount when you order all three courses.
What’s the deadline for registering for a Portland PALS certification course?
We do not have registration deadlines because we are an online service. Our courses are available to medical professionals 24/7. You can study for and take the PALS exam from the comfort of your home.
Are you planning to increase the cost of the Portland BLS?
Prices are subject to change, if you’re nearing expiration on your current Portland BLS it’s a good idea to place an order now and lock in the best rate. You may save at least 10% by ordering more than one course.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Cascade Training Center - Portland, OR / 5331 SW Macadam Ave # 273 Portland, OR 97201
Legacy Health Systems-Legacy Emanuel Hospital / 2801 N Gantenbein Ave Clinical Practice Portland, OR 97227-1623
Portland Community College-CLIMB for Health Professionals / 1626 SE Water Ave Rm 114 Portland, OR 97214
Critical Care Providers Should Know
The Multnomah County Health Department has a strategic plan in place for 2010 through 2014 with a vision for healthy people in healthy communities. The plan strives to create a community with a permanent “state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” One of the primary goals of the plan is to assure individuals greater control over the factors of good health. The MCHD will make efforts to be adaptive and foster an attitude of learning through the coming years as they make new discoveries of community needs.
The most recent health assessment conducted in 2011 by the Multnomah County Community Health Assessment Advisory Group and Stakeholder summarized some key findings about the overall health of people living in Portland. These highlights include:
- The County has a slightly higher percentage of mothers who do not receive first trimester prenatal care than the national objective.
- The County doesn’t meet the national objective for reducing adult smoking. Tobacco use was related to 24% of the deaths in Portland.
- Diabetes deaths are increasing and the rate per 100,000 is higher than the U.S.
- Cancer mortality rates are decreasing although the rate sill remains higher than the national average.
- Lung and breast cancer rates do not meet the national objective.
- Both accidental deaths and suicide deaths have increased.
- Diabetes has increased.
For more information on Portland’s public health records please visit their website.
Major Hospitals in Portland
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 Northwest 22nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
Oregon Health and Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, OR 97239
Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center
9205 Southwest Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225
UBH Cedar Hills Hospital
10300 Southwest Eastridge Street, Portland, OR 97225
Adventist Medical Center
10123 Southeast Market Street, Portland, OR 97216
The city of Portland was founded in 1845 and lies on a volcanic field, with one volcano nearby which is dormant for the time being but could one day become active again. With a river splitting the city right down the middle as well, this is one of the most geographically curious cities in the United States.
Though this city does not get much extreme weather, it tends to be rather dry in the summer and wet in the winter months. Other than that, it has a cheerful environment with mildly warm summers and slightly cold winters.
The extent of outdoor adventure in the city lies with state parks. Visitors as well as locals can get out in the wild and go hiking or bird watching in these parks, though they are not the most spectacular to see in the country.
There are also a wide variety of museums and historical features throughout the city, which should appease most visitors who are interested in history for a little while.
Other than that, there are no real major attractions to the city of Portland. Tourists mainly enjoy the same amusements that entertain the local population all year round, such as the local zoo and a variety of restaurants and hotels.