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Michigan Online PALS, BLS, ACLS and CPR/AED Certification


Nationwide Health training is an online provider for comprehensive medical training courses including, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Each course was written and reviewed by physicians with decades of experience in medical course creation using the most current American Heart Association guidelines and scientific reviews.


Who needs CPR/AED and First Aid training? We recommend all Michigan residents to learn the skills required to react in an emergency situation. Administering CPR immediately to a victim of a cardiac arrest significantly increases the person’s changes of survival and reduces the risk of brain damage. Free CPR instructions can be found by visiting the American Heart Association’s website. If you are required by your employer to have an active CPR/AED and/or First Aid certification, we offer an online course that can be completed quickly from the convenience of your home or job.

In our CPR/AED course, students will learn basic CPR including infant, child and adult CPR with one and two rescuers, techniques for relief choking, how to use an auto external defibrillator and other emergency principles. Our First Aid course includes poison training, wound care, insect bites and stings and allergy attacks. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to recognize and react accordingly to different types of emergency situations.

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We are now offering certification courses in ACLS, PALS & BLS for medical professionals. Our online courses are ideal for doctors, nurses and paramedics who are required by their organizations to be certified in ACLS, PALS or BLS. Our courses are nationally accepted and come with a money back guarantee.

Our ACLS certification course was created for healthcare professionals who provide care during cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies. Providers who are generally required to be certified in ACLS by Michigan health organizations are: ER, Trauma & critical care nurses and physicians, paramedics, EMT’s and dentists. ACLS certification is valid for two years in the state of Michigan and should be renewed prior to your card expiring. It is important to review the ACLS renewal study materials so that you remain up-to-date on new protocols and algorithms.

Our PALS certification is course offers instruction for health care professional who provide care for pediatric patients during emergency situations including respiratory and cardiovascular. Any members of the hospital staff that care for infants and children may be required to be PALS certified. PALS certification cards are required to be renewed every two years so that providers are knowledgeable on the most current guidelines.

BLS certification is generally recommended for all healthcare professionals in MICHIGAN.

Michigan, nicknamed the Great Lake state, is a state in the Midwestern part of the U.S. In addition to being bounded by four of five Great Lakes, the state has 64,980 lakes and ponds. A person will never be more than six miles from a water source making the state one of the leading places for recreational boating in the nation. The largest city in the state is Detroit and the state’s capital is Lansing. Apart from automobile industry at Detroit, the state is engaged in food processing, military equipment manufacturing and copper mining. Michigan is one of the leading producers of Christmas trees.

In 2016, Michigan was ranked 34th out of 50 for overall health. Health rankings are based on behaviors, clinical care, community and environment and policies. Areas of strengths in the state were: low incidence of Salmonella, high number of primary care physicians and a low percentage of population without insurance. In addition, the state has seen an increase in HPV immunizations among females (ages 13-17) and a decrease of 9% in violent crime. Areas of opportunity within the state were a high prevalence of smoking and cardiovascular deaths and low immunization coverage among children. Michigan has also seen an increase of 21% in drug related deaths in the last five years. In 2015, Flint, Michigan residents began complaining of polluted faucet water which caused rashes and other illnesses amongst children. The Environmental Protection Agency detected high levels of lead in the water. Lead exposure to children could cause impaired cognition, hearing problems, delayed puberty and behavioral disorders. In adults and children, lead exposure can lead to heart, kidney and nerve issues.

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Michigan school districts including public and non-public schools, will be required to provide instruction in CPR and AED to students. The CPR course will be a graduation requirement. Certification is not a requirement, however, if students are to be certified, the class must be taught by a certified CPR/AED instructor. Otherwise, the CPR class can be taught by an uncertified licensed teacher. The program must have been developed by the American Red Cross or by the American Heart Association recognized company.


Detroit has an estimated population of 677,166 making it the most populous city in Michigan. Due to the loss of jobs in the auto industry, Detroit has seen a huge decline in population since the late 20th century. In 1950, the population of the city was at a high of 1.8 million, but has since had a decline of more than 60%. In 2013, the city filed for bankruptcy which it exited in 2014. The four major industries in Detroit are manufacturing, finance, healthcare and technology.

According to an FBI crime report in 2016, Detroit is the second most dangerous city to live in. The report was based on the number of reported violent crimes in the city. There was 1,760 crimes per 100,000 residents, meaning residents have a 1 in 57 chance of being the victim of a violent crime. This was actually an improvement over past years, but the city still has a poverty level of 40%.

The top ranking hospital in Detroit is the Harper University Hospital. Harper is ranked third in the state and is nationally ranked in three specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery and neurology surgery. The hospital is rated “high performing” in two adult procedures. Harper is a part of the Detroit Medical Center which is a collection of eight general and specialty hospitals. Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Detroit Receiving Hospital are both Level 1 trauma centers. Level 1 trauma nurses and doctors are generally required to be ACLS and PALS certified. The DMC is Detroit’s largest employer with an estimated 11,500 employees.


Grand Rapids is the second most populous city in Michigan. As of 2014, the population of the city is 193,792 and the population of the Grand Rapids Metro Area is 1,038,583. The Grand Rapids has been ranked by various media outlets, including Lonely Planet and the New York Times, as a top travel destination due to its growing art culture, stunning beaches, historical museums and beautiful wineries. The city was once nicknamed the “furniture city” due to its furniture-manufacturing center, but has since become more economically diverse. In addition to manufacturing, the city’s economy is based on automotive, aviation information technology and health care. The largest employer in Grand Rapids is Spectrum Health. The Health system employs an estimated 23,000 people.

Spectrum Health has a total of 11 hospitals in the system, with three hospitals in Grand Rapids; Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The Butterworth Hospital is nationally recognized in one adult specialty, six children specialties and is ranked as the fourth Best Hospital in Michigan. The hospital is a level I trauma hospital, which at the time of reporting, had 199,695 emergency room visits for its most recent year.


Warren is the most populous city in Macomb County and the third most populous in Michigan. Other notable cities in Macomb County are Mount Clemens (county seat), Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Utica and Fraser. As of 2014, the estimated population of Warren is 135,099. The city’s top employers are General Motors, TACOM and Chrysler. A report done by Neighborhood Scout found the crime rate in Warren to be significantly higher than the country’s average with the city being safer than only 19% of the rest of the nation. In Warren, the chances of being a victim in a violent crime was 1 in 181 compared to 1 in 241 in the rest of Michigan.


Ann Arbor is the sixth most populous city in Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. The city has been the home to University of Michigan since 1837 when it relocated from Detroit. The university is the largest employer in the city with 30,000 employees. In addition to education, biotechnology, health services and auto manufacturing all play roles in Ann Arbor’s growing economy.

The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is the highest ranking hospital in the Detroit Metro Area and the state. It is nationally ranked in 12th adult and 10th children specialties. The hospital ranks in the top ten for adult ear, nose and throat (#8) and adult ophthalmology (#9). Additionally, it is rated “high performing” in nine adult procedures/conditions including heart failure and heart bypass surgery. In 2017, The hospital is a training hospital and a level I trauma center.

The Washtenaw County received an “A” grade in the 2016 American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report for 24-hour particle pollution. The County also received a passing score for annual particle pollution. The County received a “C” grade for ozone pollution due to five “orange” days. Days marked “orange” are unhealthy for sensitive populations such as children or adults with respiratory problems. During “orange” days, residents should limit the time that they spend outside.


Lansing is the fifth most populous city in Michigan with an estimated population of 114,297 as of 2010. The city is a part of three counties: Ingham (majority), Eaton and Clinton. Lansing was named the state capital in 1847.The area’s major industries include education, insurance, government, healthcare and automobile manufacturing. The largest employers in the area are the State of Michigan, Michigan State University and Sparrow Health System.

Sparrow Hospital is a teaching hospital which is affiliated with the Michigan State University. It’s emergency care unit is a Level I Trauma center with many practicing ACLS and PALS certified physicians and nurses. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing is ranked #12 for Best Regional Hospitals in Michigan. Sparrow is rated “high performing in six adult procedures/conditions including COPD, hip and knee replacement and heart failure.


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