What Medical Professionals in Idaho Should Know
Idaho was ranked as the 19th healthiest state in the U.S. in 2011, according to America’s Health Rankings. The state dropped 10 ranks between 2010 and 2011. A high percentage of the population is uninsured, and those who are insured have low immunization coverage. There is also a shortage in primary care physicians, due to recent budget cuts and limited funding over the past 5 years.
The extremely low use of childhood immunizations is one of the most concerning public health issues for the state. Many children are uninsured. Consequently, Idaho has a high rate of infectious diseases, including West Nile virus. It has the 9th highest West Nile infection rate in the nation.
The other major concern is the lack of primary care providers. LPN’s are now being used in place of RN’s in schools, and are supervised by the school principal with no professional supervision from an RN. Due to lack of funding, many programs and medical staff have been cut, and it’s been difficult for public health workers to maintain a sufficient level of care and assistance. However, the public health districts of Idaho have implemented a 4 year plan to reach higher public health goals for its residents by developing new health policies, laws and regulations. This plan will also evaluate and make efforts to improve the quality of state programs and services by collecting data concerning the community’s health trends and risk factors for certain conditions.
Many medical providers in the state of Idaho are required to become ACLS certified. Personnel are expected to carry active ACLS cards, and keep up with renewals. Certification and renewals are simple and easy to obtain by taking a training course at one of the locations listed below, or by taking the online course offered through this website.
Idaho ACLS: Commonly Asked Questions
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|Madison Memorial Hospital||450 E Main St Attn: Sam Birdsell|
Rexburg, ID 83440-2048
|Guardian College, LLC||2150 E Fairview Ave Ste 100|
Meridian, ID 83642
|St. Luke`s Regional Medical Center||190 E Bannock St|
Boise, ID 83712-6241
|Idaho Center for Emergency Medical Training||1018 West Sanetta St|
Nampa, ID 83651
|St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center||1055 N Curtis Rd|
Boise, ID 83706-1309
|Veterans Affairs Medical Center : Boise||500 West Fort St|
Boise, ID 83702
|St. Luke`s Magic Valley Medical Center||650 Addison Ave. West|
Twin Falls, ID 83303
|St. Luke`s Wood River Medical Center||100 Hospital Dr|
Ketchum, ID 83340
|Benewah Community Hospital||229 S. 7th|
St. Maries, ID 83861
|Nampa Fire Department||1103 2nd Street|
Nampa, ID 83651
|St. Joseph Regional Medical Center||415 6th St|
Lewiston, ID 83501-2431
Idaho became the 43rd state in the Union in 1890. The state capitol of Idaho is Boise with a population of 193,161 people (2005 Census). Boise is also the largest city in the state. The total population of Idaho is 1,567,582 people (2010 Census). Idaho is comprised of 82,747 square miles of plains in the south, mountains in the midsection, and canyons in the north. The state flower is the syringa which is an unusual white flower. The state bird is the mountain bluebird.
There is no state insect or butterfly in Idaho, but the state fish is the cutthroat trout. Originally part of the Oregon country, Idaho was explored by the famed Lewis and Clark in 1805-06. In 1846 border disputes between the United States and Great Britain were settled under the Oregon Treaty. The first permanent settlement was established by Mormon settlers in Franklin in 1860. In 1860 gold was discovered at Orofino Creek which created a swarm of prospectors flooding the area.
By the 1870’s Indians and white men engaged in a series of battles over Indian lands. Since the gold rush days, Idaho has become an important mining and lumber state for the United States. It is also strong in agriculture and gemstones as well. Staying true to the popular “Idaho Potatoes”, Idaho does in fact produce around a quarter of the United States potato supply. The state also is a strong supplier of applies, corn, hops, wheat and other crops. In recent years, tourism has increased significantly in Idaho. Boating, fishing, and camping are popular activities year round.
Hunting is also one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the state. The large elk herds make hunting in Idaho a world renowned event. Idaho is home to the largest elk herds in the United States. There are many historical landmarks and state parks in Idaho including rivers, museums, canyons, and more. There are many prominent historical and famous people from Idaho including Gutzon Borglum, Ernest Hemingway, Sacagawea, Henry Spalding, Lana Turner, and others.
Our Idaho ACLS course is available in these cities: