State acceptance in Texas
Physicians: We are accepted by the TX Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Physician CME requirements (per biennium)
24 formal category 1 or 1A hours:
courses designated for AMA/PRA category 1 credit by a CME sponsor accredited by ACCME (Accreditation Council for CME) or state medical society recognized by ACCME;
Nurses: We are accepted by the TX Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
One method to demonstrate compliance with the continuing competency requirements is to complete 20 contact hours of CNE in the nurse’s area of practice every two years coinciding with the nurse’s license renewal
What CNE is acceptable?
To count toward licensure renewal, a program must have been approved by one of the credentialing agencies recognized by the Board. The credentialing agencies have met nationally-predetermined criteria to approve programs and providers of CNE. The Board recognizes the following credentialing agencies and providers:
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC);
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the TX Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
§507. Continuing education program requirements.
- A minimum of 1 1/2 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or 15 hours, shall be required each year as a prerequisite for pharmacist licensure renewal. Of this number, no less than 3/10 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or three hours, shall be acquired through live presentations, as designated by ACPE or the board. Alternatively, should a pharmacist choose to not acquire at least 3/10 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or three hours, through live presentations, then he shall acquire an additional 5/10 ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or five hours, through any other acceptable method, over and above the minimum requirement, for a total of two ACPE or board-approved CPE units, or 20 hours.
EMS workers: Our courses count in TX as acceptable CME because we are ANCC accredited
Currently recognized CE accrediting agencies
American Nurses Credentializing Center (ANCC)/American Nurses Association
§748.911. Who must have first aid and CPR training? §748.913. What are the requirements for CPR training? (3)(A) Pediatric first aid with rescue breathing as required by 746.1315(a) of this division (relating to Who must have pediatric first-aid and pediatric CPR training?). (4)(A) Pediatric CPR as required by §746.1315(b) of this division. (B) Each caregiver and child-care center director. (C)(i) Within 90 days of employment; and (C)(ii) The person must stay current in this training. May be provided through blended learning that utilizes online technology, including self-instructional training, as long as the criteria in paragraph (1) of this subsection is met
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Cpr Solutions4u /
54101 old Agnes Rd
Weatherford, TX 76088
UT Health Tyler /
51000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701
Amarillo CPR Center /
53409 S. Georgia Suite 10
Amarillo, TX 79109
Driscoll Children’s Hospital /
53533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Adam’s CPR /
511551 Forest Central Dr. Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75243
Total number of locations: 127.
To schedule a session, please see our to in-person skills test for CPR or for ACLS.
Pacific Medical Training course acceptance chart
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.
Stranger's cpr saves baby's life: families reconnect in emotional reunion
Following the broadcast of this heartwarming story on FOX 13's evening news, the heroic stranger who saved baby Scarlett's life has been identified as Kourtney Newby, and a heartening connection has formed. Leanna Graham and Randy Pickford, Scarlett's parents, eagerly anticipate reuniting with the woman who performed life-saving CPR on their 10-day-old daughter. Last October, during a family dinner at their favorite restaurant, Fred's Market in Riverview, Florida, Scarlett suddenly stopped breathing. Despite their desperate pleas for a doctor or nurse, it was the quick actions of Kourtney Newby, a stranger at a nearby table, that revived Scarlett before paramedics arrived. Scarlett spent a week in the NICU and has since recovered. The families are now planning a reunion, and their touching story serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of CPR training.
Full Story / January 13, 2023
Deputy saved a 4-years-old by CPR
Deputy Rose was sitting in his car when he saw a woman, Daniella Armijo, running towards him while holding her child. The girl had a white foamy substance coming out of her mouth. He instantly grabbed the child and started providing CPR. After some compressions the child regained consciousness. She was then taken to the hospital.
Full Story / June 7, 2022
A cardio kickboxing instructor saved by CPR
Alvino Santana, a cardio kickboxing instructor, went into sudden cardiac arrest while instructing a class at the gym. The people around him at the gym performed CPR on him. He regained his heart rhythm after a few shocks from a defibrillator. He was taken to the hospital afterwards where he recovered. Doctors say that timely provision of CPR and use of AED helped to save his life.
Full Story / December 29, 2021
Boy survived after 90 minutes of CPR
A 5-year-old Owen Coulter survived after doctors had to perform 90 minutes of CPR. They said the boy was resuscitated five different times and placed on a special type of life support to help him recover. Previously, Owen went to the doctor with flu-like symptoms, tested negative for the flu and strep throat. When he developed puffy eyes and purplish legs, his parents knew he needed emergency medical attention. His family made it to the hospital just in time when Owen attack by a life-threatening cardiac arrest, they immediately perform CPR and them took 90 minutes, the doctors did not give up because Owen is showing signs of life. Owen continues to recover and heal and was able to return home after 56 days in the hospital.
Full Story / December 13, 2018
Sudden cardiac arrest during a race
Bailey Adam collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest while she was running a half-marathon. The nearby runners and the Dallas police officer came to help while she had no pulse and was not breathing either. They provided CPR and then she was taken to the hospital where she woke up after three days.
Full Story / April 16, 2018
Medics and medical staff help save man at race
A man in his 70's collapsed while participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Austin, Texas. Medical staff and paramedics got to the man quickly and started CPR. They were able to get his heart to start beating again. He was taken to St. David's Medical Center and is now in critical condition.
Full Story / September 25, 2016
Officer of the month saves man
Damon "rusty" martin, a decorated officer of the month of the Odessa police department came to the help of a home at Orchard Drive, finding a Man lying unconscious, after checking for vital signs and finding no response he began doing CPR maneuvers on the almost dead civilian, the EMS arrived on time to take charge, Martin’s colleagues congratulated him for a job well done. “I’ve done CPR before and I was never successful. It felt amazing. It’s not every day you get an opportunity like that.” said the policeman.
Full Story / July 15, 2016
Rafting guide saves woman
On a routine rafting trip down the San Miguel River, a woman was thrown from the raft along with several other passengers when the raft bumped into a rock. One of the quick-thinking guides reacted and was able to get to the woman who was suffering from hypothermia and had stopped breathing. The guide performed CPR until the woman regained consciousness. The woman was taken by helicopter to the hospital.
Full Story / June 7, 2016
New hospital in Arlington with a focus on the heart
The Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital is a joint venture between Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and the cardiologists on the medical staff. The hospital opened in February of 2011 and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of advanced cardiac care. The heart hospital, which focuses on treating cardiothoracic and vascular diseases, is comprised of 48 beds, four operating rooms, two cath labs, and one electrophysiology lab.
Full Story / September 4, 2012
Ex- marine becomes family savior
Mark and Dave Salmon were cruising down to the local shopping mall when Dave experienced a heart attack, leading to a non- fatal crash on a retaining wall. Thankful that the airbags were not triggered, Mark pulled his father out of immobile car and started doing CPR. His army training really helped as he checked the pulse and found there was none, so he proceeded to do compressions like it was a normal thing to do. Training and knowledge in the Marines were about saving lives; thus, CPR was a repetitive action that was fueled by memory. A neighbor, Justin Aller, went out to help with the chest compressions, while Mark took care of the mouth- to- mouth resuscitation until medics arrived.
Full Story / January 13, 2011