There is a higher number of unemployed Oregonians than the national average at 16.2%, which means fewer people are with necessary health insurance. The state comes in 35th in terms of appropriate health coverage which can lead to increased urgent and emergency care needs.
There is not much air pollution and relatively low smoking rates in Oregon, which counteracts some of the negative factors. Almost 450,000 adults still smoke, but it is a nice decrease from previous years. Smoking leads to preventable diseases, but it is becoming more difficult to combat with limited funds.
Hospitals and organizations depend on public health funding and grants to provide services, including educational campaigns. One of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, OHSU, relies 100% on grants and medical personnel are in constant fear of losing jobs and funding.
ACLS certification is becoming increasingly important. Professionals who have this certification have proven to possess the skills necessary in emergency situations. Employers are looking to hire people who receive continuing education, such as the requisite recertification ACLS demands.
Oregon ranks very low in terms of public funding, rounding off the national list at number 44. Only $13.61 per year is spent per person from the state. Limited access to funds is detrimental to both patients and medical staff.
Similar to other states, obesity is on the rise here. There are now 818,000 Oregon adults who are considered obese. People require access to education, physical exercise, and healthy diets in order to fight this issue.
An unfortunate trend is that over 70% of women do not receive appropriate prenatal care in the first trimester. It is one of the most important times in a fetus’ development. This could be another symptom of limited funding, low rates of insurance, and residents unsure of where to turn for care.
My current Oregon ACLS certificate is expiring, can I recertify through you?
Yes, our online courses include initial Oregon ACLS cert and renewal. Materials are updated so that residents can brush up on new guidelines.
How quickly will the card arrive in Oregon?
You are ACLS certified instantly after passing the online exam. However, regular delivery takes about 2 – 5 business days. Rush delivery is available for a nominal fee.
How long is the ACLS certificate good for?
All ACLS certification and recertification cards are valid for two years, and can be replaced if lost.
|Depoe Bay Ctc||7130 Berman
Gleneden Beach, OR 97388
|Samaritan Health Services||3600 NW Samaritan Dr Attn: CPR Program
Corvallis, OR 97330-3737
|St Charles Medical Center||2500 NE Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701-6015
|Providence Medford Medical Center||1111 Crater Lake Ave
Medford, OR 97504-6241
|Columbia Gorge Comm College||400 E Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058
|Code Ready Training||22539 Martee Lane
Bend, OR 97701
|Tillamook County General Hospital||1000 3rd St
Tillamook, OR 97141-3430
|Umpqua Community College||1140 College Road
Roseburg, OR 97470
|Salem Hospital||665 Winter St SE
Salem, OR 97301-3919
|Portland Community College||1626 SE Water Ave Rm 114
Portland, OR 97214
|Cintas First Aid & Safety, Portland||7885 SW Cirrus Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97008
|Cascade Training Center - Portland, OR||5331 SW Macadam Ave #273
Portland , OR 97201
|National College of Technical Instruction - Northwest Region||9800 SE McBrod Ave
Portland, OR 97222-7352
|NCTI @ AMR-Multhomah County||1 SE 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
|NCTI @ AMR-Josephine||401 NW F Street
Grant Pass, OR 97526
|National College of Technical Instruction-Milwaukie||9800 SE McBrod Ave, Ste 200
Milwaukie, OR 97222
|EMT Associates||1126 Gateway Loop
Springfield, OR 97477
Oregon became the 33rd state in 1859. The state capitol of Oregon is Salem with a population of 148,751 people (2005 Census). Portland is the largest city in the state, with 533,427 people (2005 Census). The total population of Oregon is 3,831,074 people (2010 Census). Oregon is comprised of 95,997 square miles of rugged coastline in the west, fertile river valley to the south and east, Cascade Mountain ranges and volcanic peaks to the east of the valley, and plateaus in the remaining portions of the state. The state flower is the Oregon grape, which is unusual compared to most states. The state bird is the popular western meadowlark. The state insect of Oregon is the swallowtail butterfly.
During the 1500’s and 1600’s both Spanish and English explorers visited the area. Captain James Cook charted portions of the coastline in 1778. Captain Robert Gray, Captain of the Columbia, discovered the river that would eventually be named after his ship (The Columbia River), and claimed the area for the United States. Lewis and Clark further explored the area in 1805. In 1811, John Jacob Astor founded a fur depot in Astoria. There was a great dispute over the control of Oregon between the Hudson Bay Company and American settlers; such disputes were resolved under the Oregon Treaty in 1846, when Great Britain relinquished their claim to the area. Oregon has been a large producer of lumber and wood products for many years.
Today, Oregon’s lumber industry tops $3.3 billion, and paper tops $859 million. Other top industries are Salmon fishing, crops such as various berries, mint, beans, etc. The large dams in the state provide a great deal of low-cost electricity, which makes Oregon a continually developing manufacturing state. Tourism is also a growing industry. Bonneville Dam, Mount Hood, and Crater Lake National Park are among the state’s top tourist sites. Other sites include various national monuments, river areas, forests, and more. Prominent historical figures and famous people from Oregon include Robert Gray, James Beard, Sally Struthers, Raymond Carver, Abigail Scott Duniway, and others.