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National Health Care Provider Solutions (NHCPS) offers continuing education credits in ACLS, BLS and PALS certification and recertification. 

These training programs are approved to provide CME credits in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and NHCPS.

Release date for all certification activities:

October 1, 2016

Expiration date for all certification activities:

September 30, 2018

Estimated time to complete activity:

ACLS Certification: 8 hours

ACLS Recertification: 4 hours

BLS Certification: 4 hours

BLS Recertification: 2 hours

PALS Certification: 8 hours

PALS Recertification: 4 hours

Type of hardware and software needed to participate in the activity:

Any computer, tablet, or phone with a modern internet browser (ex: Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari).

If you have any questions regarding the CME certification or content for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at: inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.

Target Audience

Our accredited courses have been designed to meet the educational needs of health care providers involved in the care of patients in cardiac arrest.

Educational Objectives

The distinct educational objectives that each certification adheres to can be found below. After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

ACLS

Students identify how to manage and respond to nearly all cardiopulmonary emergencies and crises to improve patient outcome.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Identify the first assessment in emergency response
Review basic life support (BLS) principles and their role in ACLS
Explain the principles and rationale behind defibrillation
Integrate the concepts of “Systems of Care” in resuscitation scenarios, including Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Stroke
Discuss the roles of the Rapid Response Team and the Resuscitation Team
Recognize the algorithms for specific ACLS cases

PALS

Students identify how to manage and respond to cardiopulmonary emergencies in pediatric patients.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Explain the importance of prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest in children
Review pediatric basic life support (BLS) principles and their role in PALS
Integrate the concepts of the “Pediatric Chain of Survival” in resuscitation scenarios
Recognize the algorithms for specific PALS cases

BLS

Students identify how to improve the knowledge and confidence to act in crises and improve outcomes for patients.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Explain the general concepts of Basic Life Support for children and adults
Have working knowledge of the principles of 1 and 2 rescuer CPR
Explain how to perform CPR for adults, children, and infants
Discuss the basic operation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
Discuss the algorithms for specific BLS cases
Explain basic airway management
Explain how to act to relieve choking

Faculty

Dr. Karl Disque, D.O. RPh | Lauren Diffendarfer


Credit Hour Information

Physicians/Physician Assistants

Program
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
ACLS Certification 8.0 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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Certification 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Recertification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Accreditation Statement

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 National Health Care Provider Solutions. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation for ACLS and PALS Certification

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for BLS Certification

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for ACLS and PALS Recertification

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for BLS Recertification

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacists

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine designates each of the following continuing education activities for the associated number of contact hours through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as follows:

Program
Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 8.0 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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Certification 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Recertification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation for ACLS Certification

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-16-316-H01-P)

Credit Designation for ACLS Recertification

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 4 contact hours (0.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-16-317-H01-P)

Credit Designation for PALS Certification

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-16-432-H01-P)

Credit Designation for PALS Recertification

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 4 contact hours (0.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-16-433-H01-P)

Credit Designation for BLS Certification

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 4 contact hours (0.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-16-435-H01-P)

Credit Designation for BLS Recertification

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 2 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
(Universal Activity Number - 0809-0809-9999-16-436-P01)

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Nurses

Credit Designation

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

Program
Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 8.0 hours
ACLS Recertification 4.0 hours
BLS Certification 4.0 hours
BLS Recertification 2.0 hours
PALS Certification 8.0 hours
PALS Recertification 4.0 hours

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation for ACLS and PALS Certification

This educational activity for 8 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Credit Designation for BLS Certification

This educational activity for 4 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Credit Designation for ACLS and PALS Recertification

This educational activity for 4contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Credit Designation for BLS Recertification

This educational activity for 2 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Dentists

Credit Designation

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

Program
Credit Hours
ACLS Certification 8.0 ADA Credits
ACLS Recertification 4.0 ADA Credits
BLS Certification 4.0 ADA Credits
BLS Recertification 2.0 ADA Credits
PALS Certification 8.0 ADA Credits
PALS Recertification 4.0 ADA Credits

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ACLS 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.

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

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 NHCPS faculty, Dr. Karl Disque, D.O. RPh and Lauren Diffendarfer, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner have no financial relationships, relationships to products or devices, or other commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The PIM planners and managers / Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP / hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner have no financial relationships, relationships to products or devices, or other commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
Dr. Karl Disque, D.O. RPh Has no real or apparent conflict of interest to report
Lauren Diffendarfer Has no real or apparent conflict of interest to report
 

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
Trace Hutchison, PharmD Has no real or apparent conflict of interest to report
Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP Has no real or apparent conflict of interest to report
Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN Has no real or apparent conflict of interest to report
Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP Has no real or apparent conflict of interest to report

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.

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.