CONTINUING EDUCATION

eMedCert and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine jointly provide credit for the ACLS, PALS and BLS Certification and Recertification courses. eMedCert is also an approved provider of continuing education per the California Board of Registered Nursing. All courses have been reviewed by both the eMedCert and PIM clinical teams, and are in accordance with the policies and requirements for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN).

  

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients facing cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or a similar life threatening situations.

  

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • - Recognize and manage respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • - Respond with the appropriate life support algorithm upon recognition of specific needs of patient in acute life-threatening situation
  • - Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types and dosages of medications commonly used
  • - Execute efficient communication and performance methods working as a member within, or a team leader of, a resuscitation team
  • - Employ competence in Basic Life Support (BLS) care, including proper administration of CPR and proper use of an automated external device (AED)
  • - Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
  • - Text, Lists, Visuals, Flowcharts, Case-Studies, Self Assessment Section Review Questions, Final Exam

  


Physician Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and eMedCert. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates a maximum credit amount for each enduring material activity, as follows:

ACLS Certification: 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

ACLS Recertification: 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

PALS Certification: 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

PALS Recertification: 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

BLS Certification: 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

BLS Recertification: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

  

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  


Nursing Continuing Education (ANCC & CA BRN)


Accreditation Statements

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485.

  

Credit Designation

Contact Hours for this educational activity are provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, as follows:

ACLS Certification: 6.0 Contact Hours

ACLS Recertification: 4.0 Contact Hours

PALS Certification: 6.0 Contact Hours

PALS Recertification: 4.0 Contact Hours

  


Dental Continuing Education (ADA)


American Dental Association CERP Recognition Statements

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint providership efforts between Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and eMedCert.

  

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

  

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry.

  

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates a maximum credit amount for each enduring material activity, as follows:

ACLS Certification: 6.0 ADA Credits

ACLS Recertification: 4.0 ADA Credits

PALS Certification: 6.0 ADA Credits

PALS Recertification: 4.0 ADA Credits

BLS Certification: 2.5 ADA Credits

BLS Recertification: 1.25 ADA Credits

  


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do you offer accredited CME credits with your courses?

Yes, the credit we offer is jointly provided by eMedCert and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). PIM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), is an approved provider per the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), and is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider of continuing education.

  

I have already completed a course with eMedCert, can I still get CME credit for the course I completed?

Unfortunately, no. We are only able to offer CME credit for courses that are completed after we began jointly providing CME credit with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Therefore, you will only be eligible if you completed your course after April 7, 2015 (04/04/2015).

  

What do I receive as proof of my CME?

You will receive a CME Certificate of Completion that corresponds with your course. All CME Certificates are issued through CME University upon completion of an ACLS, PALS or BLS course.

  

How do I get my CME Certificate once I have completed a course?

Upon completion of one of our courses, you will be prompted to redeem your CME through CME University. If you have not used CME University prior to completing your eMedCert course, you will be required to create a new account. In order to receive your CME Certificate, you will be required to complete a short post-course survey. Once you have completed your survey, you will be able to download a digital copy of your CME Certificate of Completion.

  

Will I receive a CME Certificate in the mail with my Provider Card?

You will not receive a physical copy of your CME Certificate along with your physical Provider Card. All CME is issued through CME University, and will be available only in a downloadable digital format. However, you are able to download additional copies immediately, or in the future should you misplace your CME Certificate.

  

What is the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine?

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is a trusted independent provider of continuing education for healthcare professionals, and is a recognized leader for jointly provided continuing education activities. All CME offered by our courses is jointly provided by PIM and eMedCert. For further information on PIM, we encourage you to visit their website.

  

I still need further information about the CME offered through eMedCert’s courses. Do you have any additional materials?

For further information on the CME offered through our ACLS, PALS or BLS courses, you can download our full Internet CME Requirements Disclaimer.

  

If my question was not answered, what do I do?

You can speak with a member of our support team during our regular support hours from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. PST Monday – Friday by sending us an email or by telephone (800.688.6158). If you have a question outside of these hours, feel free to email us and we will reply as soon as possible.

  


Disclaimer & Disclosures


Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

  

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

  

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following eMedCert faculty, Mitchel Schwindt, MD and Wilson Rapp, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any real or apparent financial conflicts of interest to report or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity or any amount during the past 12 months.

  

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

  

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