South Carolina follows the trends set by other southern US states, and does not have the healthiest local population, according to state data. Ranked as the sixth unhealthiest state in the US for 2011, South Carolina has dropped four places from where it ended 2010, in tenth position. With a high percentage of local people without healthcare insurance, around 20.6% of local people compared to the national average of 16%, the state is an ideal spot for professionals who have their ACLS Recertification in South Carolina.
Scary statistics for the state include an increase of 10% in obesity and an increase of 3.6% in diabetes in local residents over the last ten years. South Carolina’s incidences of obesity, hypertension and diabetes all feature in the top ten in the state, and with a low percentage of high school graduation, poor health seems to be connected to low levels of formal education.
Despite poor health performance in most areas, researchers are hard at work to uncover important connections that can help to reduce mortalities from cardiovascular disease. The latest research out of Greenville Hospital System is a study that has shown how bariatric surgery can lower the risk of mortality from all causes, highlighting the importance of the procedure as a life-saving event. While it may be a useful procedure to help with long term survival, medical professionals with ACLS recertification are in high demand in an area where 31% of local people are clinically obese.
In other news, a joint venture between the University of South Carolina and Ochsner Health System has investigated the connection between exercise and heart health. In the study, which is still open to peer review, runners displayed a 20% lower mortality than non-runners, highlighting the long-known fact that regular exercise contributes to a prolonged lifespan.
Updated knowledge about the area you are working in, as well as the latest in trends and research, is one of the biggest advantages of getting your ACLS card. Even though cardiovascular health is in a relatively poor state right now, ongoing research into a number of niches and industries can make a big difference to the way medical professionals perform their jobs, and getting ACLS certification is a pre-requisite in all states. For those who do not have the time to attend ACLS classes, completing an online ACLS course is usually the least time-consuming way of getting their ACLS renewal done. If you would prefer to attend classes, they are on offer at Palmetto Health in Columbia, Mount Pleasant Fire Department, Emergency Training Concepts LLC in North Charleston and McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.