State acceptance in Ohio
Physicians: We are accepted by the OH Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
CME Hours Required to Maintain an Ohio License To be eligible for renewal, you must have completed 100 CME hours. The CME program consists of two categories, Category 1 and Category 2. A minimum of 40 hours must be earned in Category 1 and a maximum of 60 hours may be earned in Category 2. You may earn all 100 CME hours in Category 1.
Nurses: We are accepted by the OH Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Select Continuing Education FAQ RNs and LPNs must complete twenty-four (24) contact hours of CE during each licensure period to renew a license
A CE activity approved or provided by a nationally recognized accreditation system of CE, for example, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the OH Board of Pharmacy
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Updated 6-16-2016 Continuing Education: 6.0 CEUs (60 Hours) minimum, reported every three years, earned during the three years prior to license renewal • Any format (live, home study) is acceptable
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Knox Community Hospital / 51330 Coshocton Road Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Lorain County Community College / 51005 Abbe Rd N Elyria, OH 44035-1613
Greenville Rescue / 51401 Sater Street Greenville, OH 4533
Blanchard Valley Regional / 51900 South Main Street, 3rd floor CDS Building Room C3316 Findlay, OH 45840-1299
ProMedica Health Systems / 52142 N. Cove Blvd. Toledo, OH 43606-3846
Total number of locations: 61. 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.
A 13 year old experience cardiac arrest
After a 13-year-old Sydney Ridlehoover finished her chores, she convinced her parents to take her and her friend to the mall. once they arrived, the girls went out of the car and walked while laughing and talking. Upon walking, her stepfather Peter saw Sydney fall before entering the mall. He thought that she is just joking, but Tracy her mother and her stepfather noticed that she did not get up. They rushed to her side, she was shaking and having difficulty breathing sounds. her mother thought she was just having a seizure and screamed for help while her stepfather called 911. luckily, a respiratory therapist was nearby and went to Sydney's, she noticed that the girl is having a cardiac arrest and began doing CPR. Also, an off-duty EMT who passing by joined to rescue and ask for AED. And the ambulance arrived, At the hospital, they need to sedate her for her brain to rest. Sydney's doctor implanted a defibrillator to shock her heart if it goes into an irregular rhythm again.After cardiac arrest, the family bought AED and they keep it at home and bring it with when they travel and also the family underwent CPR training. Now, Sydney's life is back to normal at 15, and her new appreciation for CPR.
CPR saved life of pickleball player
Jeff Wilson was playing pickleball with his friend and generally felt okay while running around the court when, at the end of the game, he felt dizzy and suddenly collapsed. Thanks to the quick action of his playing partner Dave Rice, Jeff was saved from dying of heart attack. Dave laid Jeff flat on the floor and immediately performed CPR and spent four to five minutes doing chest compressions until paramedics arrived on the scene and hit the victim twice with a defibrillator. The victim later learned that his two main arteries were both blocked with plaque, one 100% blocked and the other 80%.
Cops save 3 overdosed inmates with CPR
Three inmates were found almost dead at the Columbus penitentiary. It is believed the inmates were in the possession of drugs and became overdosed with the illicit substances. Guards managed to revive the 3 men thanks to CPR maneuvers and several doses of anti-overdose drugs. The guards are now performing a thorough investigation to avoid such thing happening again.
Child saved by family and dispatch
Jocelynn Alexander, a 911 dispatcher for Butler County, recieved a call from a mother stating that she has found her 4-year-old drowning in a pool. Alexander explained how to do CPR to the family, step by step, as carefully as possible. Within minutes, Alexander could hear the child crying in background. The 4-year-old as since recovered from the incident.
Football coach stops for car accident
Assistant football coach George Woods was on his way to a game when he saw that there had been a car accident and stopped to see if there was anything he could do. He could see that a man had been pulled out of his vehicle and was not breathing. According to Woods, when he arrived someone else was doing CPR but they were doing it wrong. Woods took over and continued CPR until the paramedics arrived. The man has recovered and has been charged with driving under the influence.