North Dakota ACLS Certification and Recertification

Hidden Risks in North Dakota that Healthcare Personnel Need to Know

It’s no secret that North Dakota is a fairly healthy state. There is plenty of fresh air and a fairly high number of graduating high school seniors. However, medical staff that regularly deals with emergency situations know how troubling things are.

Every part of the country is experiencing an obesity crisis and 28% of adults here are considered obese. That’s more than one quarter of adults carrying around an extreme amount of extra weight. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are common complications.

One disturbing trend is that North Dakota has the 2nd highest binge drinking rate in the entire country. More than 20% of adults drink to excess which can result in urgent medical needs. EMTs and ER staff are no strangers to seeing the effects of this dangerous habit.

Many employers are requiring ACLS certification to improve the ability of staff to respond to emergency situations. Our ACLS online courses are convenient and it is not printed on ACLS cards that the course was completed online. Rest assured that the certification is valid in any U.S. state including North Dakota.

There’s a flip side to living in a region with so much open terrain. Many people live in rural areas with limited, and sometimes no, access to healthcare. This presents a huge obstacle for healthcare professionals and the worst part is that little can be done to address it.

Smoking is decreasing on a nationwide scale but it is still a concern. An alarming 91,000 of adults are regular smokers, and this does not include children who have picked up the habit.

Women’s healthcare has taken a hit in recent years. Funding cuts has made early detection for breast and cervical cancer non-functioning. Prevention and early detection is crucial for these cancers, but thousands of women no longer have access.

North Dakota’s Pressing ACLS FAQs

How can I talk to a live person?
 
You can reach us 7 days out of the week by calling us or emailing us.
 
Does this course use the most up to date ACLS guidelines?
 
Rest assured that our courses, all materials, and exams are updated and always reflect the most current ACLS guidelines.
 
Who are you accredited with?
 
The ACLS Certification Institute is accredited by the National Board for Emergency Continuing Medical Education. Students can receive continuing education credits for certification and recertification.

ACLS Class Locations

NameAddressPhone
Oakes Ambulance Service615 Ivy Ave
Oakes, ND 58474-1625
701-742-3244
MedCenter One300 N 7th St
Bismarck, ND 58501-4439
701-323-6000
Altru Health System1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58201-4032
701-780-5000
St. Alexius Medical Center900 E Broadway Ave Box 5510
Bismarck, ND 58506-5510
701-530-7000
Trinity Health1 Burdick Expy W Po Box 5020
Minot, ND 58701-4406
701-857-5000
F M Ambulance Service2215 18th St S
Fargo, ND 58103-5105
701-364-1750
Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service615 Ivy Avenue
Oakes, ND 58474
701-742-3244
Edgeley Amb - Anderson/Briese909 4th Street
Edgeley, ND 58433
 
Forman Amb - S Boice/M KleinPO Box 316
Forman, ND 58032
701-724-6241
ext.134
St. Gerards Nursing - BrandenburgerPO Box 448
Hankinson, ND 58041
701-242-7891
Ellendale Community AmbulancePO Box 267
Ellendale, ND 58436
701-349-4010
Lidgerwood Area - Vicky Forster225 2nd St. NW Box 465
Lidgerwood, ND 58053
701-538-7453
LaMoure Amb - Siedschlag/JustPO Box 234
LaMoure, ND 58458
701-883-5937
Wyndmere-Barney Amb - Luebke16129 Hwy 13
Barney, ND 58008
701-439-2573
Oakes Hospital - Mary Quandt1200 7th St. North
Oakes, ND 58474
701-742-3291
Dickey Cty Health - S. VanOrny115 9th Street South
Oakes, ND 58474
701-349-4348

About North Dakota

North Dakota became the 39th state in 1889. The state capitol of North Dakota is Bismarck with a population of 57,377 people (2005 Census). Fargo is the largest city in the state, with 90,672 people (2005 Census). The total population of North Dakota is 672,591 people (2010 Census). North Dakota is comprised of 68,976 square miles of central lowlands rising to rolling prairie, and increasing further to the Great Plains in the west. The state flower is the lovely wild prairie rose. The state bird is the western meadowlark, which is a common theme among mid-western states.

There is no state insect or butterfly; however the state fish is the northern pike. French Canadian explorers first visited North Dakota in 1738-1740. Under the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, most of the area of North Dakota was acquired by the United States. From 1804-06 Lewis and Clark explored North Dakota. The first settlements were established in 1812 around Pembina, even though there was still conflict between the United States and Great Britain in the area.

Great Britain formed a treaty with the United States giving them the northern section of the state in 1818, however much conflict remained until the formation of the railroad in the 1870’s and 1880’s. North Dakota is known for being one of the most rural states in the United States. Around 90 percent of the open land in North Dakota is used for farming. Highly produced crops include spring and durum wheat, sunflowers, honey, etc. Livestock is also a prominent industry. Because of the high level of farming and livestock, the manufacturing industries in farm equipment and food processing have been on the rise in recent years.

The natural landscape also helps to support the vast farmland. The Garrison Dam of the Missouri River is a large source of irrigation, and produces around 400,000 kW of electricity for the areas around the Missouri Basin. The natural landscape also makes hunting and fishing a favorite pastime, and one that draws locals and tourists alike. There are also a great deal of parks and historic sites in the area. Prominent historical figures and famous people from North Dakota include Warren Christopher, Louis L’Amour, Peggy Lee, William Owens, Harold Schafer, Lawrence Welk, and others.

We offer ACLS training to these North Dakota regions and many others:

North Dakota Medical Websites