PMT’s Washington DC News
Month Day, 2012 - Headline
Heart, health related news in city.
Washington DC FAQs
Do you have a discount for government employees when recertifying a DC ACLS?
We do offer automatic discounts for multiple courses in our shopping cart, but we do not have a standard discount for government employees. Check our homepage for current discounts or contact our customer service department to see if any Washington DC ACLS discounts are available.
Are the PALS recertifications for Washington State or Washington DC?
Our PALS is accepted in Washington State as well as Washington DC and nationally. You can take the Washington DC PALS course and use the certification if you move or are relocated. It will be good for two years from the date of recertification.
What are the components of the Washington DC BLS?
There are 10 chapters to prepare for on the BLS exam. A few of the core components are CPR, airway diagnosis and treatment, and defibrillator usage.
Critical Care Providers Should Know
In 2008 Washington DC launched the Chronic Care Initiative. The goals of the program are to promote healthier and longer lives in DC residents who have chronic diseases at each stage the illness from detection of early conditions to living with mild conditions or living with and dying with an advanced disease. Another goal is to deliver timely, reliable services to persons living with a chronic disease for low costs. The initiative is managed by the Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease in the Department of Health’s Community Health Administration and received $10,250,000 in funding from the City Council.
The CCI is just one of the programs which fall under the Bureaus operated by the Community Health Administration. Other Bureaus oversee programs to improve the health of the community by focusing on nutrition and physical fitness, access to primary care, school-age health, infant and perinatal health. The Community Health Administration fosters awareness, education and healthy lifestyle habits in the District of Columbia community.
Major Hospitals in Washington DC
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street Northwest, Washington D.C., DC 20010
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road Northwest, Washington D.C., DC 20007
Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
About Washington DC
Washington, D.C. was founded in 1790 and is the esteemed capital of the United States. It is the heartbeat of the political culture in the country and home to most of the top law makers in the nation. Obviously, this means it is a very popular tourist destination for Americans as well as travelers from around the world.
Visitors are typically attracted to this city because of its political relevance. They want to stand outside the large gates of the White House and get an up close glimpse of the immaculate grounds of the President’s home. They want to visit Congress and the House of Representatives, and possibly enforce their rights to speak with their state representatives on important issues.
There are also a multitude of museums, memorials, and other political landmarks that attract millions of visitors to the city. Politics seems to be ingrained in the very fabric of the city, as it is very rich in cultural history and has a sentimental place in the hearts of all Americans.
Though there are people who reside in the city of Washington, D.C. many people commute in from surrounding suburbs for work in the city. It really is a tightly secured city which features a variety of political monuments mixed in with parks and quaint spots for picnics and other casual recreations.
Life saving stories
Here's a few stories that warmed our heart. Just sharing and thanking you for choosing a career that helps people that need it most.
Heroic Congressman saves a man
An unresponsive man was found inside an elevator at Capitol Hill. Congressman Tim Murphy was at the scene accompanied by his assistant Darcy Mclaughlin. Thanks to both being trained at CPR they began doing chest compressions and rescue breathings on the man while people were calling for 911. Capitol Police was alerted and they arrived with a defibrillator, a Medical Doctor arrived as well in order to help. After several minutes the main regained a pulse and a breathing and was immediately transported to a medical center “Everybody just jumped into action. It’s an intense scene and we’re just all doing the best we can,” Said the heroic congressman.