Online ACLS Recertification

Up to 8 AMA credits each (see below)

Course acceptance

Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses satisfy CE requirements for Physicians, Nurses, Dentists, and Pharmacists

For more information, see our Pennsylvania state page

Philadelphia FAQs

Are most medical providers eligible for an online Philadelphia ACLS card?

Yes, we are accepted by most medical centers in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. However, you can also ask your employer if you are unsure.

Do I have to apply for a Philadelphia PALS exam?

No, there’s no application necessary. Once we process your PHI PALS order you are ready to start the course. We also don’t require registration or passwords. You’re course email will contain all the instruction and details you need.

When was the last time you updated the Philadelphia BLS?

Our BLS course follows 2020 American Heart Association® Guidelines for CPR and ECC. If you haven’t previewed BLS course material since then we recommend you visit our study section prior to attempting the exam.

In-person training

If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.

Penn Medicine Clinical Simulation Center / 1800 Lombard St, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19146-8400

JeffSTAT EMS Training Center / 833 Chestnut St Suite 940 Philadelphia, PA 19107

Drexel University / 245 N 15th St, New College Building Philadelphia, PA 19102-1101

Critical care providers should know

The average life expectancy rate in Philadelphia is 70.7 years. About 88% of deaths are due to natural causes, 5% are accidental and 2.5% were from homicide.

The top five causes of death among people in Philadelphia are:

  1. Heart disease (25.6%)

  2. Cancer (22.9%)

  3. Stroke (5.2%)

  4. Accidents (5.0%)

  5. Chronic lower respiratory disease (4.0%)

Although heart disease is still the leading cause of death it has scene dramatic improvement in the last decade. Heart disease rates are down 10.8% for Philadelphians. However, smoking and tobacco use are still problematic. Tobacco use accounts for 17% of all deaths in the city. Philadelphia has attempted several anti-smoking campaigns to help combat the high mortality rates. In 2012 Philadelphia required a permit to sell products that contain nicotine. Health status reports for the city of Philadelphia are provided by the Philadelphia Department of Health (PDHD).

The PDHD operates the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program to ensure that the city is prepared for an emergency. They practice guidelines and protocols and coordinate with various emergency response agencies.

Major hospitals in Philadelphia

Hospital name Address Map
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Click to view full-size
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia 19107 Click to view full-size
Temple University Hospital 3401 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19140 Click to view full-size
Penn Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Click to view full-size
Hahnemann University Hospital 230 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Click to view full-size

About Philadelphia

Philadelphia officially became a state in 1701 and was a very important city in the early days when the original 13 colonies were taking the very first steps to creating the country that is now known as the United States. Always a centerpiece in times of political election, it remains one of the largest and most important U.S. cities to date.

Due to its rich founding history, this is one of the most visited cities for people who have a major interest in American history. Some of the well known attractions include Independence Historical National Park, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Constitution Center, and Independence Hall, which is where the original Declaration of Independence was signed.

Many visitors simply enjoy taking tours in the city, since it is considered a historical monument itself. There are many different types of tours with differing expenses for each, varying from two story buses to walking tours, MP3 tours, and cruises the streets on modern Segways. Most tours will hit on all of the major historical destinations and some will go up to the top of Mt. Washington to show an overview of the city.

For family vacationers and others who want more than just the historical explorations inside the city, there are some popular amusements in the Philadelphia area that offer fun and relaxation. There are many spas where people enjoy being pampered, or there is always Hershey Park just outside the city, which is now essentially an amusement and water park.

Families can also relax and enjoy at the Philadelphia Zoo or walk through some of the museums which are based on different themes. Yet, this city largely remains a hot spot for those interested in its historical nature.

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