State acceptance in Minnesota
Physicians: We are accepted by the MN Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
CE Rule from Chapter 5605 5605.0300 CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT. At least 75 hours of continuing medical education credit must be obtained in any cycle by attendance at continuing medical education activities designated by an accredited sponsor as Category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Continuing medical education sponsors must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or by a state medical society recognized by the ACCME as an intrastate accreditor of continuing medical education sponsors. Published Electronically: June 11, 2008
Nurses: We are accepted by the MN Board of Nursing
We are ANCC accredited and we are listed on the Minnesota Board of Nursing Internet Continuing Education Sites page at: https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/licensure/continuing-ed/internet-continuing-ed-sites.jsp
RN must participate in 24 contact hours of continuing education and an LPN must participate in 12 contact hours
Activities which may meet continuing education requirements Continuing education requirements may be fulfilled in one of three ways:
- obtain a current nursing specialty certificate
- participate in continuing education activities offered by providers of continuing education
- participate in certain professional activities
Dentists: We are accepted by the MN Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Select: Professional Development Requirements 50 credit hours for each biennial cycle Minimum of 30 fundamental, Maximum of 20 elective Examples of Fundamental courses: B. Internet/home study/periodicals (w/post-test)
- CPR: Continuous CPR certification in the American Heart Association’s healthcare provider (BLS) or the American Red Cross’s professional rescuer (BLS) course is mandatory for each licensee to maintain licensure and for professional development.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the MN Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
6800.1500 CONTINUING EDUCATION. Subpart 1. Definitions. B. “Approved provider” means any association, corporation, educational institution, organization, group, or person who has been recognized by the Board of Pharmacy, in accordance with subpart 3, as having met its criteria indicative of the ability to provide quality continuing education programs or who has been recognized by the board as being approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for the provision of quality continuing education programs. Subp. 2. Minimum hours required for pharmacists; completed at least 30 hours of approved continuing education during the previous two-year period
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in MN
Bloodborne Pathogen Training (Minnesota Department of Health) MDH does not accept online Bloodborne Pathogen Training from American Heart Association or Red Cross. These classes require additional site specific training that MDH cannot verify is being conducted. These classes are also not testing participants at the conclusion of the training. MDH wants to ensure all technicians are receiving the best educational experiences available to them, while keeping the safety of their consumers in mind.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Gold Cross Ambulance Rochester / 200 First Street SW Rochester, MN 55905
Ridgewater College / 2101 15th Ave. N.W. Willmar, MN 56201
Sanford Worthington Medical Center / 1018 6th Ave PO Box 997 Worthington, MN 56187-2202
Total number of locations: 24. 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.
Policeman Saves Spectator at Basketball Game
Officer Dan Metcalf was off duty, about to ref a high school basketball game, when a spectator collapsed in the stands. With help from others, the woman was taken off the stands and Metcalf performed CPR and used an AED to get her breathing again. The woman was rushed to the hospital and made a full recovery. Since, Metcalf was honored for his quick thinking and actions.
Philando Castile Shooting
"Around 9 p.m. Castile, his sweetheart, Jewel Reynolds, and Reynolds 4-year-old little girl were driving when they were pulled over. In a Facebook Live video posted by Reynolds, from the record of Lavisha Reynolds, she said police pulled them over because of a broken front lamp.Several witnesses saw the aftermath, including Falcon Heights resident Katherine Bleth. Bleth had quite recently arrived home Wednesday night when she says at around 9:10 p.m., she saw a few officers over the road on Larpenteur Boulevard clustering around a man resting. She would later discover the man was Philando Castile. She also saw a police officer giving CPR to Castile but she never saw move. He died as a result of the gunshot wounds."
ResQCPR system saves life
Roger Keller had a history of heart disease, but it was all thanks to a new system that he managed to tell his story. It all happened when he was being transported to a medical center that Keller’s heart stopped beating. The firefighters in charge proceeded to administer CPR with a new system called ResQCPR. The main objective of the device is to help in doing chest compressions, it looks like a suction cup that attaches to a patient’s chest and helps regulate the rhythm of the compressions that are being done. This new system helped Roger Keller avoid further neurological damage and its proven to increase overall survival rates.