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Accreditation & Continuing Education

ProMed Certifications offers continuing education credits in ACLS, BLS and PALS certification and recertification.

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and ProMed.

Release Date: 03/01/2019
Expiration Date: 03/01/2021
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 - 8 hours
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine: www.pimed.com

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers involved in the care of patients in cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, and other emergency resuscitation situations.


Educational Objectives

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

  • Understand basic life support (BLS) principles and their role in ACLS
  • Apply the knowledge gained from the education delivered by ProMed in the use of BLS, ACLS, and PALS skills.
  • Recognize life threatening cardiac emergencies and perform appropriate interventions based on current scientific guidelines
  • Know the critical elements of effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Familiar with proper methods of Advanced Airway Management
  • Follow the ACLS assessment and management recommendations in the ACLS algorithms.
  • Identify normal and abnormal electrocardiograms
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types and dosages of medications used in ACLS and PALS


Faculty

Dr. David England, DO
Chief Medical Officer


Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACLS Certification
Credit Designation

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


Continuing Nursing Education

ACLS Certification
Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 8.0 contact hours.

ACLS Recertification
Credit Designation

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

PALS Certification
Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 8.0 contact hours.

PALS Recertification
Credit Designation

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

BLS Certification
Credit Designation

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

BLS Recertification
Credit Designation

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


Dental Continuing Medical Education

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance withthe standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint providership efforts between Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ProMed Certifications.

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.

ACLS Certification: 8 ADA Credit(s)
ACLS Recertification: 4 ADA Credit(s)
PALS Certification: 8 ADA Credit(s)
PALS Recertification: 4 ADA Credit(s)
BLS Certification: 4 ADA Credit(s)
BLS Recertification: 2 ADA Credit(s)

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The ProMed faculty and Dr. Dave England, D.O. 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 have nothing to disclose. The planners and managers from ProMed Certifications have nothing to disclose.


Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period March 1, 2019 through March 1, 2021, 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 post-test evaluation after you pass your exam. You can do this by selecting the “Download CME Certificate” Button on your exam results page. Upon successfully completing the post-test evaluation and passing the exam with a score of 80%, your certificate will be made available immediately.


Media

Internet


Computer System Requirements

Any computer, tablet, or phone with connection to the internet and a modern internet browser (ex: Internet Explorer 11+, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari).


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.