Official 2024 Training Program

Continuing Education

American Health Training and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine jointly provide credit for the ACLS, PALS, and BLS Certification and Recertification courses. All courses have been reviewed by  the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine clinical teams, and are in accordance with the policies and requirements for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Dental Association (ADA)

Release Date: 04/18/2024
Expiration Date: 04/18/2026
Estimated time to complete activity: 1 — 8 hours (unique to each course)

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients facing cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or similar life-threatening situations.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Respond with the appropriate life support algorithm upon recognition of specific needs of the patient in an acute life-threatening situation
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types and dosages of medications commonly used
  • Execute efficient communication and performance methods working as a member within, or a team leader of, a resuscitation team
  • Employ competence in BLS/ACLS/PALS/CPR care, including proper administration of CPR and proper use of an automated external device (AED)
  • Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families

Physician Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates a maximum credit amount for each enduring material activity, as follows:

ACLS Certification Course Credit

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.

ACLS Recertification Course Credit

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 Course Credit

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 Recertification Course Credit

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 Course Credit

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 Course Credit

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.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPR Certification Course Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPR Recertification Course Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

First Aid Recertification Course Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

First Aid Recertification Course Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

First Aid/CPR Recertification Course Credit

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.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

First Aid/CPR Recertification Course Credit

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.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education (ANCC)

Credit Designation

Contact Hours for this educational activity are provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, as follows:

ACLS Certification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

ACLS Recertification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

PALS Certification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

PALS Recertification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

BLS Certification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

BLS Recertification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.

CPR Certification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

CPR Recertification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

First Aid Certification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

First Aid Recertification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

First Aid/CPR Certification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

First Aid/CPR Recertification Course Credit

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

Dental 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 providership efforts between the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and American Health Training. 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.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates a maximum credit amount for each enduring material activity, as follows:

ACLS

Certification Course Credit: 4.0 ADA credits. Recertification Course Credit: 4.0 ADA credits

PALS

Certification Course Credit: 4.0 ADA credits. Recertification Course Credit: 4.0 ADA credits

BLS

Certification Course Credit: 4.0 ADA credits. Recertification Course Credit: 4.0 ADA credits

CPR

Certification Course Credit: 1.0 ADA credits. Recertification Course Credit: 1.0 ADA credits

First Aid

Certification Course Credit: 1.0 ADA credits. Recertification Course Credit: 1.0 ADA credits

CPR/First Aid

Certification Course Credit: 2.0 ADA credits. Recertification Course Credit: 2.0 ADA credits

Disclaimer & Disclosures

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 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 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.

Faculty

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. American Health Training planners and others have nothing to disclose. 

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

During the period March 18, 2024, through December 31, 2024, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

PIM supports Green CME by offering your Request for Credit online. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID. Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately. Processing credit requests online will reduce the amount of paper used by nearly 100,000 sheets per year.

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.

Credits for Physicians/Physician Assistants

Program Credit
ACLS Certification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
ACLS Recertification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
BLS Certification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
BLS Recertification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Certification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Recertification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Credits for Nurses

Program Credit
ACLS Certification 4.0 hours
ACLS Recertification 4.0 hours
BLS Certification 4.0 hours
BLS Recertification 4.0 hours
PALS Certification 4.0 hours
PALS Recertification 4.0 hours