State acceptance in Pennsylvania
Physicians: We are accepted by the PA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
In order to renew a license, completion of 100 credit hours of continuing medical education in the preceding biennial period, which runs from January 1 of the odd year through December 31 of the next even year, will be required for medical doctors. • Twenty (20) of the 100 credit hours must be completed in AMA PRA Category 1 activities.
Nurses: We are accepted by the PA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Section 12.1. Continuing Nursing Education. (b) Beginning with the license period designated by regulation, licensees shall be required to attend and complete thirty (30) hours of mandatory continuing education during each two-year license period. Nationally certified education courses shall be considered as creditable, in addition to any other courses the board deems creditable toward meeting the requirements for continuing education.
Dentists: We are accepted by the PA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
33.401. Credit-hour requirements (1) Dentists—30 hours 33.403. Program sponsors (a) The Board has approved the following as program sponsors: (3) The American Dental Association Continuing Education Review Program, the American Dental Association’s specialty associations, the American Dental Hygienists Association and the American Dental Assistants Association (5) The American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Nursing Association
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the PA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
Only Board approved or ACPE approved programs may be used for credit toward the required 15 hours of annual continuing education.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Cardiac Management Solutions / 339 Race Street B4 East Stoudsburg, PA 18301
Life 1st (Community Training Facility) / 309 5th St. Charleroi, PA 15022
(Life 1st) Mon Valley YMCA / 101 Taylor Run Rd. Monongahela, PA 15063
Total number of locations: 72. 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.
Baseball Player with CPR Skills Saves Life on Field
Upon hitting double, Mike Brodzinski is about to lead his team to victory when he noticed that the field umpire collapse. The 16-year-old boy is luckily a volunteer firefighter with CPR skills under his belt. He ran to the umpire and did not believe that the collapse is due to the heat, as some people are saying while they try to feed water to the unconscious umpire. He began applying chest compressions while others contacted 911. When paramedics arrived, the man is still not breathing. However, the hospital was able to provide necessary intensive care and news broke out that the umpire is recovering.
Heroin Victim Saved by Media Crew
It was a normal filming day for a Pittsburgh media crew when they witnessed a man drop near a car, unconscious. Forgetting the segment, the crew immediately rushed over to see what happened and observed that the man is not breathing. The photographer, David Clark, abandoned his gear and performed CPR on the man, who is identified as a heroin overdose victim. The other crew also contacted 911. When the paramedics arrived, the situation is still bad. However, they used an overdose antidote called Narcan, and the man began breathing again. If not for Clark and his crew, the man would not have another chance to correct his lifestyle.
Woman performs CPR on wedding day
On her way to her reception, bride and trauma nurse Julie Stroyne was informed by her guests that someone was in trouble. Guests had only thought that she may have been drinking, but the woman Julie Stroyne performed CPR on was not a guest from the wedding or the reception. Julie Stroyne preformed CPR on the woman until the paramedics arrived. She and her guest then went on to enjoy the wedding day festivities.