Regarding public health rankings, the state of Florida is ranked number 33. Florida’s weaknesses lie in its high level of uninsured patients, high rates of infectious diseases, high rates for chronic conditions like cancer and Alzheimer’s, and its low high school graduation rate. However, the population benefits from having low air pollution levels, low incidences of binge drinking, and insurance plans cover a high amount of immunizations for residents. Low funding and budget cuts have had a profound impact on health care over the years, creating many challenges for the state’s public health sector.
Florida’s biggest challenge is its high rate of infectious diseases, and its high percentage of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and cancer. The state ranks as having the 2nd highest rates for all three of these conditions, which is of great concern for the state’s health care system. In conjunction with the high level of uninsured patients, residents who are struggling with these conditions are suffering even more without vital access to medication and medical assistance.
In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death. About half a million Floridians are living with Alzheimer’s, and that amount is expected to rise significantly over the next decade as many baby boomers become senior citizens. Not only does the disease burden the health care system, but it also places a lot of stress on families and caregivers who must spend thousands of dollars every year to take care of their ill relatives.
There has also been a lot of recent debate and controversy over the idea of micro-chipping Alzheimer’s patients. This plan was proposed to begin in Florida, due to its high population of Alzheimer’s patients.
The state of Florida requires many of its medical professionals to be ACLS certified. It is simple and easy to obtain or renew an ACLS card by taking online courses offered on our website here at the ACLS Certification Institute.
Can I obtain certification for the first time by taking the ACLS Certification Institute’s online course?
Yes, first time certification can be obtained by taking our online certification course. No prior experience with ACLS material is needed to start our course.
Is the ACLS Certification Institute an accredited organization?
Our Institute is accredited by the National Board for Emergency Continuing Medical Education.
Do you offer skills tests for medical professionals in Florida?
Certainly, we can set up a skills test with an instructor in your local area for you.
|Polk Community College||999 Ave H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
|Santa Fe Community College - Kirkpatrick Center||3737 NE 39th Avenue EMS Programs & CPR Education
Gainesville, FL 32609
|Palm Beach Community College - Lake Worth||4200 S Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4705
|Intensive Medical Inc||1206 Bowman St.
Clermont, FL 34711
|Florida Medical Center||5000 W Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313-1503
|Broward Community College||3501 Davie Rd Bldg 8 Continuing Education
Davie, FL 33314-1604
|Baptist Hospital||1000 W Moreno St Cpr/first Aid Education
Pensacola, FL 32501-2316
|Paramedics Plus Sunstar||12490 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774-2700
|James A. Haley Veterans` Hospital||13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
|Life Safety Solutions @ Gardens Mall||3101 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
|Cintas First Aid & Safety, South Florida||5215 NW 35th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
|Cintas First Aid & Safety, Jacksonville||7251 Salisbury Rd., Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256
|Cintas First Aid & Safety, Tampa||3101 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
|Vital For Life @ New Birth||2300 NW 22 St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
|Sylvester Consultants Inc.||1800 Pembrooke Drive, Suite 300
Orlando, Fl 32810
|Bay Pines VA Health Care System||10000 Bay Pines Blvd.
Bay Pines, FL 33744
|Florida Medical Training Institute- Coral Springs||7451 Wiles Road - Suite 105
Coral Springs, FL 33067
|Florida Medical Training Institute - Melbourne||478 Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL 32935
|Florida Medical Training Institute - Jacksonville||8102 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244
|Florida Medical Training Instiute - Tampa||3611 Hillsborough Avenue - Suite 216`
Tampa, FL 33614
Florida became the 27th state in 1845. The state capitol of Florida is Tallahassee with a population of 158,500 people (2005 Census). Jacksonville is the largest city in the state, with 782,623 people (2005 Census). The total population of Florida is 18,801,310 people (2010 Census). The population of Florida is comprised of 53,927 square miles of rolling hills in the northern part of the state, flatlands and marsh for most of the state, and coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico surrounding the peninsula.
The state flower is the orange blossom. The state bird is the mockingbird. Florida is rich in history. Florida was originally discovered in 1513 by Ponce de Leon who was in search of the fabled “Fountain of Youth”. Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain, but the state would be held by both Spain and England at different times throughout history, until 1819 when Spain sold Florida to the United States. St. Augustine is where Ponce de Leon claimed the “Fountain of Youth” was located, and the town was formed in 1565, making it the oldest permanent city in the United States.
Nineteenth century Florida was plagued by wars between settlers and the Seminole Indians. Much of Florida’s draw is its expansive coastline. No doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Southern United States, Florida’s history and unparalleled beauty make it a must see. Florida is home to several popular tourist attractions that are world renowned. The “Fountain of Youth” is one of them, and visitors can view the spring that led Ponce de Leon to believe that such a fountain truly did exist. Kennedy Space Center is another marvel.
Home of the launch pad for most of NASA’s space shuttle launches, KSC offers visitors a chance to see how all things space oriented operates. Before the Shuttle decommission, this was also a popular tourist site to view launches live. Disney World is probably the most well known attraction in Florida with its 27,000 acre theme park, Epcot Center, Universal Studios, and more. There are also many prominent historical and famous figures that hale from Florida including Pat Boone, Faye Dunaway, Sidney Poitier, Charles and John Ringling, Clarence Thomas, and others.