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 both ANCC and CAPCE accredited
Currently Recognized CE Accrediting Agencies American Nurses Credentializing Center (ANCC)/American Nurses Association CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education) – formerly CECBEMS (Continuing Education Coordinator Board for Emergency Medical Services)”
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Instruction By Masters / 2828 Rogerdale Rd #1 Houston, TX 77042
Always CPR Training Center MCKinney / 321 North Central Expressway Suite 306 McKinney, TX 75070
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake / 9440 Poppy Drive Dallas, TX 75218
Total number of locations: 127. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.