PMT Seattle News
Month Day, 2012 - Headline
Heart, health related news in city.
Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, and Pharmacists
For more information, see our Washington state page
Will I need high speed Internet access to take the Seattle ACLS online?
No, you won’t need high speed Internet access but you will need some form of Internet access. If you are using a dial-up service page load times will be standard.
My employer notified me my PALS expired; do you provide Seattle PALS recertification?
Yes, we provide a full suite of services for Seattle medical professionals including both certification and recertification options for ACLS, PALS and BLS.
What’s the best way to prepare for the Seattle BLS?
We recommend an organized study schedule that you can work through over the course of a few days or even a week using the online training material included with each course. You should feel confident and ready to take the BLS after going through the Pacific Medical Training Seattle BLS course.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Northwest Hospital / 1550 N. 115th Street Seattle, WA 98133
Swedish Cherry Hill (Formerly Providence Seattle) / 500 17th Ave Seattle, WA 98122
Cascade Training Center - Seattle, WA / 101 Nickerson Street STE 200 Seattle, WA 98109
Critical Care Providers Should Know
Only 12.5% of Seattle residents do not have health insurance. This is better than the national average of 16.3%. Even better, only 9.6% of adults report having unmet medical needs. Although the City of Seattle would like to see this number at 0% it’s still quite a bit better than the national average. Only 10.5% of residents report fair or poor health while 5.3% of adults were diabetic. Life expectancy in Seattle is 82.2 years. Seattle’s leading causes of death are cancer and heart disease.
Seattle’s health risk factors include:
- 10.6% of adults smoke
- 56% are overweight and obese
- 31% do not meet the CDC recommended activity level
- 18.6% participate in binge drinking
- 24% have high blood pressure
- 32% have high cholesterol
The King County website is an excellent resource for information on health, environmental and safety alerts. Nutrition and health programs like WIC (Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program), Seattle Nutrition Action Consortium, Child Care Health Program, Diabetes Program, Dietary and Vending Machine Guidelines are helping to make Seattle one of the healthier cities in the nation.
Major Hospitals in Seattle
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 Northeast Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Harborview Medical Center
401 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Virginia Mason Medical Center
1100 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
1550 North 115th Street, Seattle, WA 98133
The city of Seattle became a part of the state of Washington in 1869 and is a major seaport for the United States today. What this city is most known for is its near constant rain. While there may not be constant heavy downpours, much of the year consists of lighter rains and drizzles and a rather short summer with dryer, hotter weather.
Much of what attracts visitors to Seattle is related to the water. Since much of the city is surrounded by water from Puget Sound and Lake Washington, there are some very beautiful bays and beaches which present locals with enough sun during the warmer months to dry out from the rain and relax.
Visitors enjoy a variety of water-themed amusements from relaxing on the beach and exploring the ocean to visiting aquariums and taking cruises. Since it is such a major seaport for the country, much of the local culture surrounds the coastal waters. It is only fitting that visitors enjoy these areas as well.
Many visitors also enjoy the special transportation features of the area, which includes ferries and train rides as well as various types of tours through the city and surrounding areas.
There are also some museums and cultural festivities that take place in the city at special times during the year.
Seattle is also where Microsoft and the Internet retail giant Amazon was founded, helping to usher in a new era of technology driven businesses within the region leading to an economic revival that significantly increased the city’s population.