In the medical field, it is quite simple to understand that more certifications equal greater pay. Of course, there are exceptions, but most of the time an increase in pay is associated with certifications and degrees. This is also true in many other industries. However, beyond the obvious reason of increased pay, here are three reasons for someone in the medical field to get their ACLS certification.
Potential Personal Benefits
Those that work in the medical field almost always see family at one time or another in the hospital. There is a good chance that some that have received a certificate for ACLS will at some point utilize the things they have learned from the course on a family member or a close friend. When things become personal,it is much more important. Doctors and nurses love and care for their patients. However, there is no question that family or close friends in the same situation will carry more weight on theheartstrings of the doctor or nurse. Having a certification in something that could potentially be life saving for those they are closest to is a huge benefit of getting the certificate.
Larger Capacity for Quick Decision Making in Stressful Situations
When working in an emergency room or in the ICU in the cardiac department, having the knowledge of advanced techniques to use to not only save a life, but to potentially save the capacity of that life, brings power and confidence. Having this confidence makes it easier to make quick decisions that are best and correct in any situation. Quick action is critical in cardiac cases. Although someone may live through a cardiac arrest or heart attack, without the proper treatment and strategy in the early stages, their capacity for living that life may quicklyslip away.
Facing the Family of Those in Your Care
Lastly, it is not easy for any doctor or nurse to face a family to tell them how their loved one is doing and what may be the ultimate outcome of a situation. In these situations, families have many questions. This can be intimidating. However, those that have the ACLS Certification have more knowledge about cardiac issues and can answer with more confidence. There is a greater capacity to answer the questions of the family.