ACLS

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

BLS course included with every purchase.

PALS

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

BLS course included with every purchase.

BLS

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

CONTINUING EDUCATION

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Advanced Certification Institute. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Release Date: June 1, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2023
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.

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.

Educational Objectives
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

Faculty
Timothy E. Fitzgerald, MD
President,
Advanced Certification Institute

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Timothy E. Fitzgerald, MD has nothing to disclose

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the activity:

  1. Follow the link under My Certificates by clicking CME Credits or go to www.cmeuniversity.com
  2. Login or Create a New Account(these are separate credentials from aciacls.com)
    • If you receive a message when creating a new account that “the email you entered is already in use”, please click the Forgot my Username or Password link to have your username and password sent to you via email
    • After logging in, you may be asked to verify/update your information; after doing so, click Save at the bottom of the page
  3. The course code (under Find Post-Test Evaluation by Course) will self-populate.
  4. Click on the Certification course name below the code
  5. Choose the appropriate credit category
  6. Complete the evaluation form
  7. Receive an immediate CE Certificate to download and/or print

For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at inquires@pimed.com.

Credit Designation
Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACLS Provider Manual Certification Credit

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 Provider Manual Recertification Credit

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 Provider Manual Certification Credit

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 Provider Manual Recertification Credit

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 Provider Manual Certification Credit

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 Provider Manual Recertification Credit

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

Pharmacist Continuing Education

ACLS Certification

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 8.0 contact hour(s) (0.80 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2796-H01-P)
Type of Activity – Application

ACLS Recertification

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 4.0 contact hour(s) (0.40 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2797-H01-P)
Type of Activity – Application

PALS Certification 

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 8.0 contact hour(s) (0.80 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2800-H01-P)
Type of Activity – Application

PALS  Recertification 

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 4.0 contact hour(s) (0.40 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2801-H01-P)
Type of Activity – Application

BLS Certification 

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 4.0 contact hour(s) (0.40 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2798-H01-P)
Type of Activity – Application

BLS Recertification

Credit Designation
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hour(s) (0.20 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number – JA4008162-9999-21-2799-H01-P)
Type of Activity – Application

For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.

Continuing Nursing Education

ACLS Provider Manual Certification Credit
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 8.0 contact hours

ACLS Provider Manual Recertification Credit
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours..

PALS Provider Manual Certification Credit
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 8.0 contact hours.

PALS Provider Manual Recertification Credit
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

BLS Provider Manual Certification Credit
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

BLS Provider Manual Recertification Credit
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

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.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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, ACPE, 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

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.