State acceptance in Colorado
Physicians: CME is not required in CO
https://dpo.colorado.gov/Medical/Laws CME is not required in CO
Nurses: CME is not required in CO
While the Colorado Nurse Practice allows the Board to require CEs for renewal it is not mandatory. Therefore the Colorado State Board of Nursing does not require CEs for RNs, LPNs or APNs.
Dentists: We are accepted by the CO Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
G. Continuing Education Requirements for Dentists, Dentists Issued an Academic License, and Dental Hygienists
Effective March 1, 2020, every licensee with an active license in Colorado is required to complete 30 hours of Board approved continuing education during the 2 years preceding the next renewal period ie Feb, 2022.
For dentists, including those issued an academic license, the Board automatically accepts any course or program recognized by any of the following organizations (or a successor organization): a. American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP); c. American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Recognition Award (PRA) and credit system as Category 1 Credit
Click on: Dental Board Rules and Regulations
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the CO Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
6.00.30 Pharmacist Qualifications. b. Meet one of the following qualifications:
Completion of at least 40 hours of ACPE approved continuing education regarding clinical practice and 40 hours of onsite supervised clinical practice and training in the area in which the pharmacist is choosing to practice;
19.01.10 Qualifications. b. Licensees shall be considered “trained” to administer vaccines and immunizations to a person only if: (2) The pharmacist or pharmacy intern holds a current basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross or a basic cardiac life support certification.
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EMS workers: Our courses count in CO as acceptable CME
Under More Information, click on Colorado EMS education, certification and scope of practice rules — 6 CCR 1015-3.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES 6 CCR 1015-3 C) Evidence of current and valid professional level Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR) course completion from a national or local organization approved by the Department
Verification link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/ems-provider-certification
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in CO
SECTION 7: INFECTION AND EXPOSURE CONTROL WRITTEN PROCEDURES 7-701 Written Procedures (b) These written procedures shall include, but are not limited to:
- Infectious Waste Management plan, consistent with CRS 25-15-401, including segregation, identification, packaging, storage, transport, treatment, disposal and contingency planning for blood spills or loss of containment of Infectious/Regulated Waste.
We are listed on the Tri-County Health Department Body Art page at: https://www.tchd.org/241/Body-Art
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Good Compressions / 510200 W. 44th Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
STAT CPR Training / 51106 Canvasback Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525
Colorado Cardiac CPR and First Aid Training / 52323 S Troy Building 3 Suite 107 Aurora, CO 80014
Saving American Hearts / 56165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Colorado Cardiac CPR and First Aid Training / 5THREE LOCATIONS Littleton: 7261 S. Broadway, Suite 12L, Littleton, CO 80122 Wheat Ridge: 10200 W. 44th Ave, Suite 142, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Aurora: (Main Office) 10730 E. Bethany Dr., Suite 275, Aurora, CO 80014 Littleton, CO 80122
Total number of locations: 17. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.
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.
Studies show people are hesitant to perform CPR on women
A survey conducted by the University of Colorado School of Medicine on 54 people showed that men are most likely to refuse to do CPR on women as they might be accused of sexual harassment or of taking advantage of the situation to touch the woman victim inappropriately. Health practitioners, however encourage anyone who knows CPR to help people regardless of gender, or age during emergency and help save lives.
A man's life is saved by his coworkers
A man working in construction was saved through CPR performed by his coworkers in late September. When he collapsed due to cardiac arrest, coworkers began CPR and called 911. This is the second time coworkers had found him not breathing and with no pulse. The same man collapsed at work in 2012 and was saved by his coworkers quick response and knowledge of CPR.