Accredited, online ACLS training in California

Accepted across North America and Canada, done in 3 hours. Up to 8 AMA CME/CE credits each.

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State acceptance in California

Physicians: We are accepted by the CA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)

Courses approved by the Licensing Program include: • Programs accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) that qualify for AMA PRA category 1 credit(s)™

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Nurses: We are accepted by the CA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited

Acceptable courses: Continuing medical education (CME category 1) continuing medical education is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements, as long as the course is category 1, and has been taken within the appropriate time frames.

Courses approved by other entities: Courses approved by ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) approved regional accrediting bodies when these courses are taken out-of-state.

Unacceptable courses: CPR and BLS courses, basic EKG/dysrhythmia courses as well as basic IV courses that are similar to those used to certify licensed vocational nurses to start IVs

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Dentists: We are accepted by the CA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP

The minimum requirement for each renewal period after the first renewal is 25 hours of continuing education, including: basic life support (maximum credit allowed is 4 CE units) Shall be met by completion of a American Heart Association or American Red Cross course in basic life support, or a BLS course taught by a provider approved by the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program or the Academy of General Dentistry’s Program Approval for continuing education. Online CPR courses will not be accepted for basic life support requirement.

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Pharmacists: We are accepted by the CA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited

Advanced practice pharmacist; Continuing education eequirement A pharmacist who is recognized as an advanced practice pharmacist shall complete 10 hours of continuing education each renewal cycle in addition to the requirements of Section 4231. The subject matter shall be in one or more areas of practice relevant to the pharmacist’s clinical practice.

4052.8. Initiation and administration of vaccines; Requirements (2) Be certified in basic life support.

1732.05. Accreditation Agencies for Continuing Education. (a) The following organizations are approved as accreditation agencies: (1) The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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EMS workers: Our courses count in CA as acceptable CME Click: Certification and licensure requirements

Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in CA

California Conference Of Local Health Officers STERILIZATION, sterilization, sanitation, and safety standards for tattooing, permanent cosmetics and body piercing Submitted to the California Department of Health Services Pursuant to AB 186 JUNE 30 1998 XIX. Cal/OSHA Where tattooing, application of permanent cosmetics, or body piercing involves an employer-employee relationship, the Cal/OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard, General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5193, Title 8, California Code of Regulations may apply.

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If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS or CPR, we have you covered.

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Life saving stories

Here's a few stories that warmed our heart. Just sharing and thanking you for choosing a career that helps people that need it most.

Teenage hero saves toddler's life with CPR skills on thanksgiving

A teenage student from Southern California emerges as her family's hero following a dramatic Thanksgiving incident where she rescued a toddler who had fallen into a pool. Using CPR skills acquired at school, the 15-year-old successfully revived her three-year-old relative during a holiday gathering. The entire sequence unfolded on home surveillance footage, capturing the moment when the child wandered into the backyard and tumbled into the pool. Madison Atkinson, a sophomore, calmly administered CPR, ultimately bringing the child back to life. Her swift actions underscore the vital importance of CPR training in emergencies.

Full Story / November 27, 2023

Survivor's call: Sacramento resident advocates for CPR training after near-death experience

Delaney Conway of Sacramento vividly remembers her math class collapsing when she was just six. "My teacher performed CPR, saving my life until paramedics arrived," Conway recalled. Her 10-day hospital stay, including four days in a coma, revealed no cause for her cardiac arrest. Doctors implanted an internal cardiac defibrillator to prevent future episodes. Now, Conway emphasizes the importance of CPR training. UC Davis Professor Dr. Jeffery Southard stresses the critical need for immediate action in cardiac emergencies, emphasizing that CPR can be initiated by anyone, regardless of age.

Full Story / September 25, 2023

Police officer saved a one-year-old

Police officer Nick Ferara saw an unresponsive child in the police station who wasn't breathing either. The father of the one-year-old child splashed cold water on his face while Nock patted his back. Then Nick instantly started the provision of CPR. Within moments of providing CPR to the child, the child started breathing again.

Full Story / August 26, 2022

A lifeguard saved a boy from drowning

A 12-year-old boy was seen at the bottom of the pool. The lifeguard instantly pulled him out and called 911 for help. He instantly started CPR and until the first responders arrived the boy was breathing and conscious. Later he was taken to the Boston hospital.

Full Story / June 10, 2022

Police officer perform CPR to her mother who has a COVID-19

Octavio Robles, a Union City police officer, a father of three,  save his mother's and perform CPR when she stopped breathing after complaining of feeling sick, Robles knew that her mother has COVID-19, that is why he asked his sister to pick up his three children right away so that they will not be infected. he called his doctor and told everything, then he advised to check and monitor his temperature and oxygen levels, but after three days Robles got a high fever, he went to the emergency department at Teaneck Hospital admitted and on the next day a ventilator placed. Unfortunately, her mother did not survive. Robles discharged twenty-two days after.

Full Story / May 12, 2020

Coffee and CPR

Kurt Vaughn, a boyscout trained employee at starbucks, managed to save a life thanks to his training. He was doing his routine schedule when someone entered the stablishment yelling and asking for someone who knew CPR. Kurt jumped to the action by providing CPR assistance to Mike Furtado, a 66 year old man who was suffering from a cardiac arrest. Even though Vaughn is not certified in CPR, he managed to keep Mr. Furtado alive until paramedics arrived to provide assistance.

Full Story / September 2, 2017

Dentist saves life at a restaurant

Diana Sedler was an experienced dentist who was having a dinner with her friends at a sushi restaurant. She suddenly hear the pleas of a man asking for help over the body of a woman. Diana inmediatly jumped to her an after finding no pulse, he began doing CPR maneuvers “I really didn’t think about it in that situation, I knew what I had to do. It was as if the protocol were there written in front of me.” said the heroic Dentist. She managed to bring back the almost dying woman after 2 minutes of CPR.

Full Story / July 7, 2017

A great life saving start for a med student

A med student received an award by the city of Palo Alto for saving the life of an employee at a store. Laura Lu, a second year med student was studying for her board exams and took a little trip to the printing and shipping store in order to pick up some books. That is when she heard the cries of help from the manager “Does anyone know CPR?” after noticing an employee lying on the floor with no pulse thanks to a sudden cardiac arrest. The courageous student jumped to the action by providing CPR assistance to the almost dying man. The paramedics arrived on time and took the worker to the nearest medical center. Luckily, the patient recovered with no permanent damage, all thanks to the quick thinking of Laura Lu, the hero of the day.

Full Story / November 7, 2016

Small child saved by Deputies

DeputyErik Loera and Deputy Christopher Gonzalez responded to a call that they thought was for a small child drowning, but they found that the 15-month-old baby girl had really choked on something she had been eating. They were able to get her pulse back, but she was still unconscious. EMS arrived and took her to the hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery.

Full Story / September 15, 2016

Off duty officer saves 5 year old boy from drowning

A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in Dinker Creek in California. His father had ran for help and that is when he found Corporal Curtis Shurtliff, a Clovis police officer. Shurtliff began CPR on the boy but it was not working. He relied on his paramedic experience and turned the boy upside down to get the water out of his lungs. Another 30 minutes of CPR still did not revive the boy. Moments later while praying with the boy's family Shurtliff felt the boy's pulse. Paramedics arrived and took the boy to a nearby children's hospital. The child is recovering well and Shurtliff went to visit him and give him his hat, as promised.

Full Story / August 9, 2016

Infant given CPR on the way to hospital

A four-month-old infant was given CPR by the police officer that arrived at the scene.When the infant did not respond the officer had the next police officer that arrived on the scene drive him and the infant to the closet hospital. The first officer continued to perform CPR on the infant in the back seat of the patrol car. When they arrived at the hospital and the hospital staff took over, they were able to revive the baby. It was stated by hospital staff that performing CPR on the infant in the back seat on the way to the hospital certainly played a role in saving the baby's life.

Full Story / August 6, 2016

A day of tennis and cardiac arrest

Corporal Tami Williams and officers Matt Scully and Sophia Wrangham were the police officers of the day when they assisted a man at San Ramon Tennis court, who fell to the floor after suffering a cardiac arrest. They arrived quickly to the scene and began doing Advance CPR techniques on the almost dead man, along with chest compressions and rescue breathing they also used a Defibrillator to shock the dying man into consciousness. The EMS arrived and took the man to the Medical Center, where his condition improved.

Full Story / July 29, 2016

Nightclub patron saved from severe dehydration

Jesse Anderson a 20-year-old man was saved at a nightclub in Santa Ana from a severe case of dehydration. He was given CPR by a medic from the club, two other officers who were at the club at that time also helped in the process "I was so far gone that people told them to stop doing CPR, and one of them decided to keep going," said the 20-year-old college student. The EMS arrived in order to stabilize him and take him to the hospital, 10 days later he recovered and came back to the nightclub with his family in order to thank the men who took him out of near death’s clutches.

Full Story / July 28, 2016

Red hot chlli pepper's frontman saves baby

Anthony Kiedis was the hero of the day, the group’s frontman performed CPR on a baby while filming a sketch at the Late Late Show by James Corden, “We danced off, we tied and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of her house, holding a child saying, My baby, my baby, my baby can't breathe!'”, said the father of an 8 year old son, he ran with his whole band across the street to help the mother, “I'm gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid”, after doing basic techniques the baby began to breathe, just in time for the ambulance to arrive and take the baby to the nearest medical center.

Full Story / June 6, 2016

Wife saves husband with CPR

Tom and Gabriela Park were at home sleeping when Gabriela noticed Tom was snoring differently than usual. She immediately called 911 and followed operator instructions to move her husband to the floor and begin CPR. First responders arrived shortly and were able to shock and revive the victim. Officials say that thanks to Gabriela's quick work, Tom was able to recover and didn't suffer brain damage. With a pacemaker in place, he is making his way back to normal life.

Full Story / June 1, 2016

Man meets 911 dispatcher that instructed his wife in CPR

Bill Fitzgerald collapsed suddenly and went into cardiac arrest in August. His wife Jeannie quickly called 911 and the dispatcher, Naomi Dale, gave her instructions to perform CPR while waiting for emergency services to arrive. The couple was recently able to meet Dale and thank her for her help. Dale was glad to be able to meet the couple and connect with the caller she had helped.

Full Story / October 14, 2015