The Harsh Reality of Health in South Carolina
South Carolina is quickly slipping down the charts and now comes in 45th nationwide regarding healthy residents. Like many southern states, there is a very high rate of obesity. Currently, 32% of adults are considered obese and have a higher chance of raising obese children.
A disturbing 20% of residents are without health insurance, which is significantly above the U.S. average of 16%. This makes problems worse when people are likely avoiding necessary preventative care and treatments out of fear.
Only 66.7% of women are receiving first-trimester prenatal care, which is almost the lowest rate in the U.S. Improper prenatal care can lead to complications for the baby and mother. This is likely due to the lack of health coverage.
ACLS certification is used by employers to assess how knowledgeable medical staff is about emergency situations. The need for ACLS will likely increase in South Carolina where more people will put off medical treatment until it is urgent. Your HR manager may soon be requiring proof of your ACLS certification if they do not already.
Fortunately, mothers seem to be taking better care of children after they are born. South Carolina has a relatively high immunization rate, coming in 15th nationally. Immunizations can help children lead healthier lives.
This does not seem to be helping the high infectious disease rate. South Carolina has 20 cases per 100,000 people which is very high compared to other states. Fewer people are probably accessing medical care to avoid unmanageable bills.
Children’s health is one of the most pressing concerns. Infant mortality is a top issue here with 8.3 deaths for every 1,000 live births. This makes South Carolina the 5th highest state in terms of infant mortality. Over 12% of all births are premature, which can lead to a plethora of health issues.
South Carolina FAQs for Healthcare Professionals to Ask
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|Lowcountry Ahec||302 Medical Park Dr Suite 110|
Walterboro, SC 29488
|Greenville Technical College||216 S. Pleasantburg Dr. Mailstop#5011|
Greenville, SC 29607
|Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems||101 E Wood St|
Spartanburg, SC 29303
|Tuomey Community Training Center||129 N Washington St Education Department|
Sumter, SC 29150
|McLeod Regional Medical Center||555 E Cheves St|
Florence, SC 29506
|KADI Medical Services||1326 Miller Rd Attn: Matthew Collom|
Greenville, SC 29607-5710
|Pee Dee Regional CTC||1209 W Evans St|
Florence, SC 29501-3406
|Sisters of Charity Providence Hospital||2709 Laurel Street (Clinical Education)|
Columbia, SC 29204-2026
|Mid-Carolina AHEC||PO Box 2049 Attn: Julie Ghent|
Lancaster, SC 29721
|Palmetto Health||3555 Harden St. Ext., 15 Medical Park, Lower Level|
Columbia, SC 29203
|Lowcountry Regional EMS Council||1016 E Montague Ave|
North Charleston, SC 29405
|Mount Pleasant Fire Dept||100 Ann Edwards Ln|
Mt. Pleasant , SC 29465
|Cintas First Aid & Safety, Greeneville||140 Congress Blvd., Suite A|
Duncan, SC 29334
|Quality Training Solutions||P.O. Box 1034|
Clover, SC 28073
|Intensive Medical-South Carolina Division||Various sites|
Greenville, SC 29611
|Life Savers of America||114 Woodhill Lane|
Simpsonville, SC 29681
|Medical University Hospital Authority CTC||326 Calhoun St Rm CM278CA|
Charleston, SC 29401-1124
|Emergency Training Concepts LLC||7320 Industry Dr|
North Charleston, SC 29418
|Executive CPR and FIrst Aid L.L.C. - Spartanburg||218 North lake Emory Dr|
Inman, SC 29349
|Providence Hospitals||2701 Laurel Street|
Columbia, SC 29204
About South Carolina
South Carolina became the 8th state in 1788. The state capitol of South Carolina is Columbia with a population of 117,088 people (2005 Census). Columbia is also the largest city in the state, with Charleston coming in second with 106,712 people (2005 Census). The total population of South Carolina is 4,625,364 people (2010 Census). South Carolina is comprised of 30,109 square miles of Blue Ridge in the northwest, piedmont toward the southeast and coastal plain for most of the state. The state flower is the Carolina yellow Jessamine. The state bird is the Carolina wren. Explorers tried unsuccessfully to establish settlements in South Carolina for years.
In 1521 Spain’s Francisco de Gordillo failed near Georgetown. In 1562 the French failed on Parris Island near Fort Royal. Finally, in 1670 the English established a settlement on Albemarle Point near the Ashley River, however the conditions caused the settlers to move to where present day Charleston is (then known as Charles Town). Officially separated from North Carolina in 1729, South Carolina was the site of much military action and fighting during the Revolution, and during the Civil War. It was the firing on Fort Sumter in Charleston by South Carolina troops that began the Civil War in 1861, and South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.
Over the years South Carolina has shifted from a heavy agricultural and farming state to a largely textile and milling state. There are still farms, but smaller in quantity. South Carolina has remained one of the top states in the production of tobacco and peaches over the years, and is home to the only tea plantation in the United States, south of Charleston. South Carolina’s unique history and diversity makes it an interesting place for tourists.
There are many historical sites such as Fort Sumter, Charleston is home to some of the richest southern and antebellum history in the United States as well as extensive gardens and Hilton Head Island is host to wonderful resorts. Prominent historical figures and famous people from South Carolina include John Calhoun, Althea Gibson, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Francis Marion, Strom Thurmond, Vanna White, and others.
Our South Carolina ACLS training courses are accepted in these regions: