Accredited, online ACLS training in Washington

Accepted across North America and Canada, done in 3 hours. Up to 8 AMA CME/CE credits each.

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State acceptance in Washington

Physicians: We are accepted by the WA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)

Click on physician (MD) continuing medical education (CME) requirements (PDF) Categories of creditable continuing medical education activities The following are categories of creditable continuing medical education activities approved by the commission: Category I continuing medical education activities with accredited sponsorship

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Nurses: We are accepted by the WA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited

Registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) are required to keep documentation showing at least 531 hours of active practice and 45 clock hours of continuing education within a three-year cycle. The Nursing Commission does not have the authority to accredit or approve continuing education courses. Many professional organizations approve these activities. An example is the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Washington State Nurses Association. You can count activities relevant to nursing practice, including: Certification/recertification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), advanced trauma life support (ATLS), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS)

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Dentists: We are accepted by the WA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP

WAC 246-817-440 (3) Requirements. Licensed dentists must complete twenty-one clock hours of continuing education, each year (4) Acceptable continuing education - Qualification of courses for continuing education credit. types of continuing education courses may include, but are not limited to: (a) The American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, National Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Association specialty organizations, including the constituent and component/branch societies. (b) Basic first aid, CPR, BLS, ACLS, OSHA/WISHA, or emergency related training; such as courses offered or authorized by the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society; or any other organizations or agencies

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Pharmacists: We are accepted by the WA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited

Renewal requirements Pharmacists must renew their license annually on or before their birthday. Licensee must submit a fee and a signed statement indicating 15 credit hours of pharmacy related continuing education has been earned during the previous year.

WAC 246-861-040 Applications for approval of continuing education program—Post-approval of continuing education program. (4) All programs approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education or the board, are accepted for continuing education credit and do not require that an individual provider approval be obtained in each case.

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(11) Family home licensees, center directors, assistant directors, program supervisors, lead teachers, assistant teachers, and any other early learning providers counted in staff-to-child ratio, or who could potentially be counted in ratio, must be trained in first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). (a) Proof of training can be shown with a certification card, certificate, or instructor letter. (b) The first-aid and CPR training and certification must: (i) Be delivered in person and include a hands-on component for first aid and CPR demonstrated in front of an instructor certified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, or other nationally recognized certification program; (ii) Include child and adult first-aid and CPR; and (iii) Infant first-aid and CPR, if applicable. CPR Training Acceptance The following must apply to ensure that the CPR training meets the requirement outlined in WAC 110-300-0106 (11): Training is completed by an instructor certified by one of these organizations: American Red Cross American Heart Association American Safety and Health Institute The training must include a hands-on component and demonstration in front of a certified instructor. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DCYF implemented temporary modifications to training requirements to ensure access and ability to meet requirements during this time. CPR training modifications can be found here. Follow the steps below to ensure your CPR training is verified. Self-enter the training on your professional record in merit under health and safety trainings. Provide one of the following items to your licensor or employer in order to have the completion of your training verified: Certification card certificate instructor letter

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

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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.

Bystanders and off-duty heroes team up to save man unconscious after gunlock falls accident

A man in his 20s narrowly escaped tragedy at Gunlock Falls on Sunday when he slipped, fell about 14 feet into the water, and remained submerged due to unconsciousness. Promptly, quick-thinking bystanders, including an off-duty police officer, sprang into action. One brave individual plunged into the water, battling the strong current to rescue the unconscious man. After laying him on the shore, the officer initiated chest compressions, which soon garnered assistance from an off-duty firefighter. Their joint efforts yielded success as the man began breathing again. Further off-duty responders joined until local firefighters took charge. The rescued man was airlifted to St. George Regional Hospital and is reported to be in better condition as of Monday, according to Gunlock State Park's manager.

Full Story / June 6, 2023

A metro bus driver saved a taxi driver

Tim Hudsona saw that a taxi driver crashed into a parked car near Union station. The driver was unconscious with salive coming out of his mouth. Hudson called 911, who helped him in initiating CPR. He continued providing CPR until paramedics arrived and took over.

Full Story / March 5, 2020

Assistant coach went into cardiac arrest

An assistant football coach, Trey Henderson, went into a sudden cardiac arrest while practicing drills with the players and fell on the practice fields. The team physician, fellow coaches, and the trainers came to help and administered CPR. The coach was saved and the people who helped were awarded.

Full Story / February 18, 2020

Off-duty life saving

It was a first for detective Cookie Bouldin when she managed to save a life through CPR "It just happened that this woman was enjoying herself at a social birthday party event where everyone was having a good time, and then all of a sudden she just lost consciousness," said Bouldin, relating the events when she came to the assistance of the woman and through rescue breathings and chest comprssions managed to save her life.

Full Story / April 3, 2017

Santa's Elf saves the day

Mathew Rios is a longtime Costco worker, he decided to dress according to the festivities by wearing an Elf costume. He began his usual day shift at the mall when he heard people screaming and crying for help. “I looked back and noticed a crowd standing over someone. I don’t know who, but someone said, ‘Mat, Mat, this lady needs help, I looked and immediately realized something was wrong.” said Rios. He noticed a woman with no breath and no heart beats. That is when he realized the woman needed CPR. He sat next to her and began doing chest compressions and rescue breathings. Five minutes passed and the fire rescue team arrived to the scene, being the first responders, they assisted Rios with much needed help until paramedics arrived to take her to the medical center.

Full Story / December 28, 2016

Son saves father by doing CPR

Ninth grader William Arnold is a hero. It all happened in South Hill when a gym day turned into chaos. William arrived with his father at the LA Fitness Gym and they both had a regular training day. Mr. Mike Arnold had problems with his breathing after a game of racquetball. When William and his father were getting into the car, William suddenly noticed his father was having a heart attack. The heroic teenager jumped into action. He called for 911 and began doing chest compressions on his father until EMTs arrived two minutes later. They transported Mr. Arnold to a medical center where he remained in coma for 8 days, but successfully managed to recover.

Full Story / October 19, 2016

Teenage friends work together to save man’s life

Two girls were just within earshot of people who were apparently trying to revive a man who had fallen unconscious in a Tulalip parking lot. They looked to see what was going on. The girl had just recently received CPR training in their school, so it’s just great that they were near that place. They placed the man on the ground, propped his head on a pillow, and proceeded to do chest compressions. They alternately did what they were taught to do, and they were able to revive the man. Paramedics appeared a short while later and they were able to wheel the man to the hospital.

Full Story / April 10, 2015