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ACLS

Certification: 8 CME/CE Credits
(AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ANCC/ADA)
Recertification: 4 CME/CE Credits


BLS certification included with every purchase.

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PALS

Certification: 8 CME/CE Credits
(AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ANCC/ADA)
Recertification: 4 CME/CE Credits


BLS certification included with every purchase.

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BLS

Certification: 4 CME/CE Credits
(AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ADA)
Recertification: 2 CME/CE Credits


 

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FIRST AID
& CPR/AED


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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Advanced Certification Institute and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine jointly provide continuing education credit for the ACLS, PALS, and BLS courses. All of our courses have been extensively reviewed by the clinical committees of both the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Advanced Certification Institute.

Release Date: April 15, 2017
Expiration Date: May 1, 2019
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 to 8 hours depending on activity
Hardware needed: desktop, laptop, tablet or phone
To contact the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine please visit www.pimed.com.

Advanced Certification Institute Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with life-threatening situations including cardiac and respiratory arrest.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

BLS

  • Recognize Cardiac Arrest
  • Activate the Emergency response system
  • Perform CPR with 1 or 2 rescuers for a victim of cardiac arrest
  • Perform CPR for an adult, child, or infant victim
  • Use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Provide rescue breathing for a victim of respiratory arrest
  • Provide emergency care for the choking victim
  • Understand how CPR and BLS will be integrated with Advanced Life Support

ACLS
Realize that Advanced Cardiac Life Support focuses on basic and advanced treatment of cardiac emergencies and stroke and is part of an overall system to improve survival. Understand that to maximize survival each component of the system must work effectively including:

  • Early recognition of arrest and identification of basic EKG rhythms
  • Early activation of the emergency response system
  • Ability to recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest and their appropriate treatments
  • Early CPR
  • Early Defibrillation
  • High quality advanced life support with ongoing assessment of CPR quality, monitoring patient’s response to treatment, and delivering feedback to the resuscitation team
  • Effective post-arrest care

PALS
Realize the goal of Pediatric Advanced Life Support is to improve the quality of care for seriously ill or injured children to achieve the best possible outcome through:

  • Knowledge of the early sign and symptoms of impending cardiopulmonary arrest and preventative interventions
  • The systematic approach to pediatric patient assessment through primary and secondary assessment and diagnostic interventions
  • Knowledge of appropriate interventions for infants and children for cardiopulmonary emergencies
  • Knowledge of how to perform high quality CPR and respiratory care
  • Knowledge of how to select the appropriate monitoring, drug and electrical therapy for various arrhythmias
  • Knowledge of how to establish rapid vascular access
  • Ability to describe the appropriate post-resuscitation management of the pediatric patient
  • Understand how to be an effective team member or leader through appropriate communication and team dynamics

Physician Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Advanced Certification Institute. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACLS Certification
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACLS Recertification
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PALS Certification
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PALS Recertification
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

BLS Certification
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

BLS Recertification
Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ACLS Certification
Credit Designation
This educational activity for 8.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

ACLS Recertification
Credit Designation
This educational activity for 4.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

PALS Certification
Credit Designation
This educational activity for 8.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

PALS Recertification
Credit Designation
This educational activity for 4.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

The ANCC does not offer continuing education credits for BLS

Dentists Continuing Education (ADA)

American Dental Association CERP Recognition Statements

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint sponsorship efforts between Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Advanced Certification Institute.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry.

ACLS Certification
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 8.0 continuing education credits.

ACLS Recertification
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 4.0 continuing education credits.

PALS Certification
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 8.0 continuing education credits.

PALS Recertification
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 4.0 continuing education credits.

BLS Certification
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 4.0 continuing education credits.

BLS Recertification
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are your courses accredited?

Yes, through a joint providership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, the courses are accredited for AMA, ANCC, and ADA credit.

How do I get my CME certificate after I have completed a certification?

After completing one of our certifications you will be prompted to claim your CME credits through CME University. A link will be provided to their site where you will need to create a new account or log into an existing account you may have with them. In order to receive your certificate, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation regarding the course. You will then be able to download a CME certificate immediately. You can return to www.cmeuniversity anytime in the future to print another certificate if necessary.

I already completed a course with Advanced Certification Institute in the past; can I still receive CME credit?

We are sorry but we are unable to offer CME credits for our certifications that were completed prior to our joint provider relationship with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. That means that we can only offer credits for courses completed after 4-15-2017.

How will I receive my CME certificate?

All CME credits are awarded by CME University. Once you pass the certification test you will be directed to the CME University website. After completing a brief evaluation, you can download your CME certificate immediately and anytime in the future is desired

What is the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine?

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) has been providing trusted continuing education for healthcare professionals for over 30 years. PIM is a recognized leader for jointly provided continuing education activities. PIM is nationally accredited to certify education and issue continuing education credit to a multidisciplinary audience of learners including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and dentists. You can find more information at www.pimed.com.

What is CME University?

CME University is the entity used by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine to award CME credits for their approved, nationally accredited continuing education programs. www.cmeuniversity.com

DISCLOSURES AND DISCLAIMER

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The ACI faculty, Timothy E. Fitzgerald, MD, reports no real or apparent financial conflicts of interest or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this educational activity either now or during the past.

The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP also have nothing to disclose

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Method of Participation and Request for Credit
During the period April 15, 2017 through May 1, 2019, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID. Your course ID will be provided after you have completed your exam. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. If you wish to print another certificate at any time in the future you will be able to log on to your account at www.cmeuniversity.com and do so.