Accredited, online ACLS training in North Dakota

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 North Dakota

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

Physicians are required by North Dakota law to complete 60 AMA category 1 hours of continuing medical education every three years.

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Nurses: We are accepted by the ND Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited. The ANCC is a national accreditation organization

The Nurse Practices Act now contains continuing education requirements in Section 43-12.1-08. The Board determined in Section 54-02-05-08 that continuing education for purposes of relicensure must meet or exceed twelve (12) contact hours within the preceding two (2) years.

Board recognized providers of continuing education include: The North Dakota Board of Nursing. An accredited college or university. A health care regulatory board A professional organization that is nationally accredited to approve CE.

The following is a list of activities that do not meet the CE requirement in ND: Basic life support classes; CPR classes; advanced skills renewal courses (ACLS, PALS, NALS, etc)

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

§6827. Mandatory continuing education. During each triennial registration period an applicant for registration shall complete a minimum of forty-five hours of acceptable formal continuing education, as specified in subdivision four of this section, provided that no more than twenty-two hours of such continuing education shall consist of self-study courses.

Who are approved providers? There are three types of approved sponsors (providers): Sponsors approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) or by an equivalent organization that the State Board of Pharmacy determines to have equivalent standards

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75-03-10-12. Minimum qualifications for all staff members responsible for caring for or teaching children.Shall be currently certified within ninety days of employment and prior to staff member having unsupervised access to children under care, in infant and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator by the American Heart Association, American red cross, or other similar cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training programs that are approved by the department; e. Shall be currently certified within ninety days of employment and prior to staff member having unsupervised access to children under care, in first aid by a program approved by the department;

In-person training

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.

CPR and Swift AED action save player's life under Friday night lights

In a poignant incident under the Friday night lights, a football player's life was miraculously saved during a game. Ole Svangstu of the Divide County Football team collapsed in cardiac arrest during the third quarter. Quick responses from the Surrey Ambulance, Trinity sports medicine team, and a retired Minot paramedic, along with the timely use of an AED, played a crucial role. Ole, diagnosed with a rare heart condition, underwent surgery successfully. This episode underscores the importance of CPR training and AED accessibility, prompting a community to rally for support through a benefit auction for Ole's family.

Full Story / September 16, 2022

Bismarck trooper's wife becomes guardian angel in life saving CPR drama

North Dakota Highway Patrol troopers, accustomed to saving lives, found themselves in a different scenario last August when Bismarck trooper Steve Mayer experienced a cardiac emergency. His wife Tammy, his regular gym partner, proved to be his guardian angel. Ignoring his initial heart pain complaints, they were startled as Steve went into cardiac arrest. Tammy received life-saving CPR instructions from dispatcher Damon Williams and tirelessly performed CPR for nearly ten minutes until emergency personnel arrived. Both Steve and Tammy were honored with Guardian Angel awards, prompting them to embark on new adventures with a fresh outlook on life. Steve advocates for heart checks, hoping to inspire fellow troopers and deputies.

Full Story / February 2, 2021

Four minutes class to save a life

12-year-old Cherish Houle suffered intense bullying at school, according to her aunt Summer Nelson. Nelson stated that Cherish was living in a foster home and going through many transitions. Cherish reportedly had become withdrawn and pushed people away, yet she maintained communication with her aunt. Nelson's mother sat her down and explained that Cherish had taken her own life. Her body was found and rescue efforts were made. A 911 dispatcher walked a caller through CPR for nearly four and a half minutes, but it was to no avail.

Full Story / February 10, 2018

Athletic trainer becomes life saver

Tim Kreidt has been a trainer at Dickinson State University for 20 years and he never realized he'd one day face a life-changing situation. Tim was in the gym waiting for a woman's basketball game to start when an elderly woman suddenly collapsed then lost consciousness. Tim thought she was experiencing a cardiac arrest. He did not waste a second. He called for help from people in the gym and started performing CPR and used an AED. The woman would regain consciousness a few minutes and was later brought to the hospital. Tim never heard from the woman again but hopes that she is well and recuperating.

Full Story / January 6, 2013