Activity Title: Basic Life Support & First Aid (CPR, AED, and First Aid)
Release date: 2018-06-01
Expiration date: 2021-06-01
Estimated time to complete activity: 8 hours
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This course is jointly provided by Pacific Medical Training and PIM. You may reach PIM at 303-799-1930.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and dentists involved in the care of patients who require basic life support.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Explain the change in emphasis from airway and ventilation to compressions and perfusion.
Select the correct order of interventions for the victim of cardiopulmonary arrest.
List the steps required to safely operate an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Differentiate between adult and pediatric guidelines for CPR.
Explain how to apply the various first aid interventions.
Describe how to apply the various pediatric first aid interventions.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
Judith Haluka, EMT-Paramedic – State of Pennsylvania
Dr. Waqar-Ul-Haq Shafaat, MD
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 Pacific Medical Training. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 8 contact hour(s) (0.8 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number – 0809-9999-15-115-H01-P
Type of Activity
This educational activity for 8 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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 Pacific Medical Training.
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.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 8 continuing education credits.
Concerns or complaints about a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at 312-440-2869.
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:
Judith Haluka — Has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report
Waqar-ul-Haq Shafaat, MD — Has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
The planners and managers reported no 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.
The following Pacific Medical Training planner and manager, William Entriken, hereby states that he or his spouse/life partner does 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.
During the period 2018-05-01 through 2021-05-01 participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
Your CME certificate will be available online after completing a post-course evaluation, and achieving a score of 80% or better.
For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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.