Critical Concerns Wisconsin Healthcare Professionals Should Know
Wisconsin is a fairly health state compared to others in the nation, which is surprising considering the low amount that the state spends on healthcare. There are only three states that spend less, and the annual $9.29 average per person is simply not enough to address the increase in disease and unhealthy practices.
Wisconsin has the second highest rate of binge drinking in the United States with 22.8% of adults drinking more than is recommended. Binge drinking is dangerous not only to the person imbibing, but potentially to anyone around them. Many drunk driving related accidents land people in the ER every year.
There is an increase in employers who require Wisconsin ACLS certification, which can help improve emergency care. Medical personnel who handle urgent or emergency care must have the latest information on best practices.
However, Wisconsin is one of the only states where diabetes is decreasing. This disease has been spreading across the U.S., but residents here are doing something right. In the last year, the percentage of adults with diabetes has gone from 8.2% to 7.1%.
Wisconsin hasn’t completed escaped nationwide trends, though. Obesity is increasing here just like everywhere else in the country. There are now over 1 million adults who are obese, which make up 26.9% of the population.
On the other hand, children are doing well here. An impressive 91.4% of newborns receive immunizations, which helps lead to a healthy life. Wisconsin comes in seventh best for children living in poverty.
Smoking is decreasing in almost every state, including Wisconsin. The number of adults lighting up has decreased 5% in the last ten years, but there are still 838,000 regular smokers. Keep in mind that smoking also impacts those around the smoker, such as young children that may be exposed to second hand smoke.
Wisconsin’s Leading Frequently Asked Questions
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|Lakeshore Tech College||1290 North Ave|
Cleveland, WI 53015-1412
|Agnesian Healthcare - St. Agnes Hospital||430 E Division St|
Fond Du Lac, WI 54935-4560
|Waukesha County Technical College||800 Main St|
Pewaukee, WI 53072-4601
|Columbia St Marys Office Center||4425 N Port Washington Rd Attn:receiving - Po#1244026|
Milwaukee, WI 53212-1082
|Aurora Health Care||2920 W Dakota St|
Milwaukee, WI 53215-3623
|Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Rice Lake||1900 College Dr|
Rice Lake, WI 54868-2435
ext.5223 or 5244
|Fort Memorial Hospital||611 Sherman Ave E|
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-1960
|Marquette County EMS||480 Underwood Ave Services Center Building|
Montello, WI 53949-9248
|Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||2740 West Mason Street|
Green Bay, WI 54307-9042
|Meriter Hospital||202 S Park St|
Madison, WI 53715-1507
|Divine Savior Healthcare||2817 New Pinery Rd|
Portage, WI 53901-9257
|Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints||3801 Spring St|
Racine, WI 53405-1667
|United Hospital System - Kenosha Medical Center||6308 8th Ave|
Kenosha, WI 53143-5031
|Community Memorial Hospital||W180 N8085 Town Hall Rd|
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-3518
|Gateway Technical College||380 MC Canna Pkwy|
Burlington, WI 53105-3622
|Bellin Health Systems, Inc||744 S Webster Ave|
Green Bay, WI 54301-3505
|University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinic||3330 University Ave Suite 300|
Madison, WI 53705
|Marshfield Clinic||1000 N Oak Ave Liz Sherwood|
Marshfield, WI 54449-5703
|First Aid Plus||1819 N 119th St Attn: David Myers|
Milwaukee, WI 53226-2933
|Fox Valley Technical College||1825 N Bluemound Dr Attn:shirley Strong|
Appleton, WI 54914-1643
Wisconsin became the 30th state in 1848. The state capitol of Wisconsin is Madison with a population of 221,551 people (2005 Census). Milwaukee is the largest city in the state, with 578,887 people (2005 Census). The total population of Wisconsin is 5,686,986 people (2010 Census). Wisconsin is comprised of 54,310 square miles of lowland rising to northern highlands, plains in the midsection, broad limestone ridge that run north to south are separated by lowlands in the southeast. The state flower is the wood violet. The state bird is the robin. The state insect is the honeybee.
In 1634, French explorer Jean Nicolet landed at Green Bay. A Roman Catholic mission was established in 1660 near what is now Ashland. After the French and Indian Wars, Great Britain acquired the area in 1763, until the United States acquired it in 1783 after the Revolutionary War. The actual control of the area remained in the hands of Great Britain until after the War of 1812 however. From 1800-1836 the area was governed as part of each of Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan before it became its own territory in 1836.
The early twentieth century brought about pioneering in legislation as new laws and provisions were created to protect citizens who are blind, children, elderly, etc. as well as unemployed. Wisconsin also was the first of the United States to adopt the Uniform Marital Property Act, in 1984. Wisconsin is most well known for its cheese and dairy products. Agriculture is very prominent across the state with crops such as peas, beans, corn, oats, cranberries, etc. produced regularly. More recently, industrialization has increased with the manufacturing of automobiles, furniture, beer, machinery, and processed foods.
Tourism is also a large source of income for the state thanks to the some 14,000 lakes which provide an abundance of water sports including fishing and boating. Skiing and hunting are also popular pastimes, as well as visiting the 95 state parks, recreation areas, forests, etc. Prominent historical figures and famous people from Wisconsin include Harry Houdini, Pee Wee King, William Leahy, Liberace, Spencer Tracy, Orson Welles, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others.
Our Wisconsin ACLS courses are accredited in these cities and throughout the rest of the state: