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ACLS, BLS, & PALS Recertification in Pennsylvania

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Pacific Medical Training is the largest provider of 100% online emergency courses for doctors, paramedics, nurses, EMTs, and other professionals in Pennsylvania.

Why Pacific Medical Training

Pacific Medical Training offers 100% online emergency courses for medical professionals including doctors, first responders, nurses, and EMTs. Our courses are accepted across the United States and throughout the world. Each course includes everything you need to earn your card, plus a money-back guarantee for your peace of mind.

ACLS Certification or Recertification Online

We offer two different online courses for Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Our ACLS certification course is designed for medical professionals who have never been certified in the past. This course is longer and more extensive, as it assumes no prior knowledge. For ACLS recertification in Pennsylvania, our course is designed for medical professionals who have been previously certified. This course is not as lengthy, as it assumes previous experience, which makes ACLS recertification in Pennsylvania easier.

No Waiting — Instant Provider Cards 24/7/365!

Each course now includes a free instant provider card that you can download and print as soon as you pass the exam. This means you can renew your certification day or night, 24/7/365! Use your instant card for immediate proof of ACLS renewal in Pennsylvania until your hard-copy wallet provider card arrives in the mail.

Accepted Nationwide

Our courses’ learning materials are completely Web-based. Simply pass the course, download and print your instant provider card for immediate proof of BLS recertification in Pennsylvania, and then wait for your hard-copy wallet provider card to arrive in the mail. Pacific Medical Training courses are accepted throughout the United States and in most other countries, including Canada, the U.K., and more.

For EMS departments that require a skills check (like Nebraska), we do provide a skills checklist, which you can use to complete your certification after completing the online portion.

Based on the Latest AHA Guidelines

All of our courses are written by AHA-trained medical professionals and based on current AHA guidelines. ACLS courses are based on the latest 2015 AHA guidelines.

Save up to 15% When You Add PALS or BLS

We now also offer certification and recertification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support. Based on the latest AHA official guidelines, each can be completed entirely by computer and includes everything you will need to earn your card. Plus, our shopping cart will give you an automatic discount when you purchase more than one. Save 10% off your order when you order any two courses and 15% when you order three! That is why we are your best source for ACLS, BLS, and PALS recertification in Pennsylvania.

Complete ACLS Courses with Everything Included

Each Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is complete and includes everything you will need to prepare for the exam and earn your card. We have everything you need for ACLS, BLS, and PALS renewal in Pennsylvania.

PMT State News

June 13, 2014 - AED program saves the life of a young girl at Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

A 15 year old young girl was found unconscious in her bed without any pulse and signs of breathing. Luckily, for her the police car arriving first at the scene had an AED. The rescue efforts were carried out by four officers that included two shocks, chest compressions and rescue breaths. It was the third shock which ultimately saw the girl’s heart beating again.

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Month Day, 2012 - Headline

Heart, health related news story for state.

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Pennsylvania FAQs

Do I need Adobe Acrobat Reader to take the Pennsylvania ACLS exam?

No, you won’t need Adobe Acrobat Reader to take the PA ACLS exam. All of the PA ACLS course material can be accessed from any Web browser. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the optional PDF documents, which include the training material, exam, and instant provider card.

Can I pay by cashier’s check for the Pennsylvania PALS?

Yes, you can pay by check for the PA PALS. Simply contact our customer service department for assistance and we’ll be happy to discuss alternative payment methods.

How do you conduct a skills check online for the Pennsylvania BLS?

We don’t require a skills check for BLS renewal in Pennsylvania or for any other Pacific Medical Training course. Our courses are time-saving because you can get BLS recertification in Pennsylvania without a skills check from the convenience of your home quickly and easily.

Critical Care Providers Should Know

The state of Pennsylvania ranks as the 26th healthiest state in the nation according to the United Health Foundation. There are a couple of health issues in which the state of Pennsylvania performs much better than the national average: the number of people who are properly insured and the number of physicians who are available to care for Pennsylvania residents. On the other hand, there are also a number of health issues that are affecting many people in Pennsylvania, such as diabetes, stokes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity. - 15.8% of the residents of Pennsylvania are in fair to poor health - 31.4% of the adults in Pennsylvania have high blood pressure - 38.8% of adults have high cholesterol - 10.3% of the adult population have diabetes - 29.2% of adults in Pennsylvania are obese - 18.4% of the adult population smoke - The average life expectancy in Pennsylvania is 78.16 years

In February of 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has renewed its efforts to urge its citizens to stop smoking or using tobacco. The state is doing its best to educate its residents on the harmful side effects of smoking and tobacco use. Pennsylvania has also given away nicotine patches and other items in order to help become a tobacco-free state.

Another way that the state of Pennsylvania is trying to stay healthy is by encouraging all of its residents to get a flu shot. Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health releases a report in which it details how many people have contracted the flu and how many people have died as a result. Aside from just keeping statistical data, this report is also used as a warning to the people of Pennsylvania as to what can happen without a flu shot.

Major Hospitals in Pennsylvania

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UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Lehigh Valley Hospital

251 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18104

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Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17036

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About Pennsylvania

Before the state of Pennsylvania was settled by Europeans, it was home to the Delaware, Shawnee, Erie, and many other Native American tribes. Most of the tribes were driven off as European colonization took place. Today, the state is rich with a very colorful history. It began as a “holy experiment” by William Penn Jr., a Quaker activist. The lush wooded countryside became what is now known as Pennsylvania, and the founders welcomed anyone who believed in God.

Less than a century after the region was founded, the Founding Fathers signed the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, a city that is now one of the largest in the country. Because of its history, Pennsylvania is known for helping the country grow in the early days.

Pennsylvania has one national forest and more than 20 state forests as well as well more than 100 parks, 50 natural lakes, thousands of man-made lakes, thousands of miles of streams and rivers, and many other naturally beautiful areas. In the fall, the forest paths are covered with leaves as they pass through small, historic towns, covered bridges, and many other cultural sites.

Visitors can also find a large variety of world-class museums within the state along with a rich culture of ethnicity and traditions. Philadelphia itself is the fifth-largest city in the country and the largest in the state. It has the most vibrant culture and some of the most famous historic sites in the nation. Independence Hall is the most popular attraction. The hall is where the most important documents in the history of America were signed in 1776. The Liberty Bell is also held in the city, drawing many more tourists to the area.

Pittsburgh is a former center for steel production in the country and the second-largest city in the state. The steel mills are no longer in production; however, wonderful skyscrapers, close neighborhoods, and a thriving business community have taken their place. This city is often ranked one of the best places to live in America.

There are enough urban and rural areas throughout the state to entertain tourists of any kind. Pennsylvania is a fascinating state, and regardless of which city you head to, it will be enjoyable and entertaining.

Philadelphia Info

Fit Club Worker Revives Man

A fit club worker was recognized for helping a man who had suffered a sudden heart attack. He was just working one day when he heard a call of distress from nearby. He rushed to help and, upon realizing the situation, was able to perform chest compressions to the man. He let another person take over chest compressions while he retrieved the fitness store’s automated external defibrillator. He was able to administer shocks to the man in order to provide more support to his heart. They continued CPR until the emergency response team arrived to take over. The man was revived, thanks to the efforts of this fitness club worker.

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Baseball Player with CPR Skills Saves Life on Field

Upon hitting double, Mike Brodzinski is about to lead his team to victory when he noticed that the field umpire collapse. The 16-year-old boy is luckily a volunteer firefighter with CPR skills under his belt. He ran to the umpire and did not believe that the collapse is due to the heat, as some people are saying while they try to feed water to the unconscious umpire. He began applying chest compressions while others contacted 911. When paramedics arrived, the man is still not breathing. However, the hospital was able to provide necessary intensive care and news broke out that the umpire is recovering.

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Heroin Victim Saved by Media Crew

It was a normal filming day for a Pittsburgh media crew when they witnessed a man drop near a car, unconscious. Forgetting the segment, the crew immediately rushed over to see what happened and observed that the man is not breathing. The photographer, David Clark, abandoned his gear and performed CPR on the man, who is identified as a heroin overdose victim. The other crew also contacted 911. When the paramedics arrived, the situation is still bad. However, they used an overdose antidote called Narcan, and the man began breathing again. If not for Clark and his crew, the man would not have another chance to correct his lifestyle.

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