State acceptance in Louisiana
Physicians: We are accepted by the LA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
§437. Qualifying Continuing Medical EducationPrograms A. Any program, course, seminar or other activity offering Category 1 CME shall be deemed approved for purposes of satisfying the continuing medical education requirements under this Subchapter, if sponsored or offered by:
- an organization or entity accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME);
Nurses: We are accepted by the LA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing continuing education required annually for license renewal
Dentists: We are accepted by the LA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Select: Part XXXIII - Dental Health Profession http://www.lsbd.org/applications/DentalPracticeAct.pdf
- Continuing Education Requirements for Relicensure of Dentists A. Unless exempted under §1607, each dentist shall complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education during each renewal period for the renewal of his/her license to practice dentistry.
- Approved Courses A. Courses sponsored or approved by the following organizations shall be accepted by the board: 1. American Dental Association and its affiliate associations and societies; H. Dentists will be awarded three clinical credit hours for successful completion of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course ““C””, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers as defined by the American Heart Association or the Red Cross Professional Rescue Course. “
Verification link http://www.lsbd.org/dentalact.htm
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the LA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
§507. Continuing Education Program Requirements.
- A minimum of 1 1/2 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or 15 hours, shall be required each year as a prerequisite for pharmacist licensure renewal. Of this number, no less than 3/10 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or three hours, shall be acquired through live presentations, as designated by ACPE or the board. Alternatively, should a pharmacist choose to not acquire at least 3/10 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or three hours, through live presentations, then he shall acquire an additional 5/10 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or five hours, through any other acceptable method, over and above the minimum requirement, for a total of two ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or 20 hours.
EMS Workers: Our courses count in LA as acceptable CME
The Louisiana Bureau of EMS has established guidelines for “state approved” continuing education in response to the NREMT’s statement: The NREMT accepts continuing education that has received official approval through your State EMS office and/or CECBEMS
Also states: The Louisiana Bureau of EMS has pre-approved continuing education that fits into one or more of the following criteria: Common EMS Specialty Courses
- ACLS (AHA or ASHI): Hour for hour of instruction, up to 16 hours
- PALS (AHA or ASHI): Hour for hour of instruction, up to 16 hours
- Professional CPR or Healthcare Provider CPR: Hour for hour of instruction, up to 8 hours”
- http://ldh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/1858 Click: State Approved continuing education memo
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in LA
CBA Trainers List - Part XXVIII requires all CBA operators to hold current training certificates in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and bloodborne pathogens and disease transmission prevention. We will accept online training for the bloodborne pathogens/disease transmission prevention course ONLY. The other two courses must be classroom training.
Furthermore, we are listed on the DHH-Approved Trainers/Training Centers for Requisite CBA Training web page at: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/assets/oph/Center-EH/sanitarian/fooddrug/commercial_body_art/CBA_Trainers.pdf
See the last page of the PDF.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans / 1901 Perdido St New Orleans, LA 70112
Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training / 131 S. Robertson St., 3rd Floor New Orleans, LA 70112
West Jefferson Medical Center / 920 Avenue C Marrero, LA 70072
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.
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