Advanced Life Support Certification and Resuscitation Center CME Course

Today's most up-to-date information required of Resuscitation Center clinicians or any healthcare provider managing airway, ventilation, and resuscitation in adult and pediatric patients. Based on ACLS, ATLS, PALS, NALS and BLS guidelines.

Resuscitation continuing education is critical to saving lives over the long haul. This course provides current and continually-updated information regarding resuscitation. Review everything you need to know now as well as when compression / ventilation ratios or defibrillation strategies and resuscitation guidelines change.  Stay in step with the latest airway, ventilation, and resuscitation guidelines with the Med-Challenger's Resuscitation Center CME course.

Advanced Life Support Certification Course Satisfies Resuscitation Center CME Requirements - and provides AMA, ACEP and ANCC required credits.

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Advanced Life Support and Resuscitation Center CME Course

Advanced Life Support Certification Review and Resuscitation Center CME Course for Physicians, Nurses, and PAs
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Learn and stay abreast of the most up-to-date information required of Resuscitation Center clinicians or any healthcare provider managing airway, ventilation, and resuscitation in adult and pediatric patients.

Satisfies Resuscitation Center CME Requirements.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn the current national Airway, Ventilation, and Resuscitation guidelines (and recent changes) through interactive questions and detailed answer explanations online.
  • Prepares you for resuscitation questions on the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Qualifying and ConCert exams and / or ABEM MyEMCert test modules (program starts 2021)
  • Prepares you for recertification in ACLS, ATLS, PALS, or NALS.
  • Includes critical content from core emergency medicine textbooks.
  • Topics covered:
    • Adult Cardiac Resuscitation
    • Adult Brain Resuscitation (after cardiac arrest)
    • Adult Advanced Airway
    • Pediatric Advanced Airway
    • Ventilation - all ages
    • Pediatric Resuscitation
    • Neonatal Resuscitation
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support
    • Shock Resuscitation
  • 200+ questions for review and retention
  • Adaptive self-assessment with guided remediation
  • Earn up to 9 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)
  • Earn up to 9 ACEP Category I credits
  • Earn up to 9 ANCC contact hours

Concise, up-to-date Advanced Life Support Certification Review also satisfies Resuscitation Center CME Requirements.

Review everything you need to know regarding airway, ventilation and resuscitation in adult and pediatric patients.

Authored by Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM

Andrea Eberly, MD, FAAEM graduated from the David Geffen Medical School of Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona. After working as an attending physician in Tucson, she followed a recruiting call to the island of Guam, where she served in various roles, including as the director of the emergency department, the EMS Medical Director of Guam, and the Director of the 911 Call System. She has maintained her emergency medicine board certification through three cycles of American Board of Emergency Medicine Board Exams (last in 2014), all three with the help of Med-Challenger.
Resuscitation Center CME course - Resuscitation CME requirements on airway, ventilation and resuscitation

What you'll learn from the course.

Here's what's covered in the Resuscitation Center CME course.
Adult Cardiac Resuscitation
  • Examine the relationship between strength of recommendations and the respective scientific evidence support used in practice guidelines.
  • Summarize the process by which a layperson establishes the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Discuss the airway-opening step in the context of compression-only CPR.
  • List the sequence of recommended maneuvers for opening of the airway in a trauma patient.
  • Discuss the initial trained management of apnea in a patient with a pulse.
  • Describe the proper compression rate and depth for CPR in an adult.
  • Identify the indicators of adequate CPR.
  • State the recommended compression to ventilation ratios for CPR in an adult when trained rescuers are present.
  • Identify the indicators of proper preintubation ventilation in a patient experiencing cardiac arrest.
  • Describe proper bag-valve mask placement in a toothless patient.
  • Relate various approaches to confirming endotracheal tube placement to their reliability.
  • Discuss the coordination of chest compression and ventilations in an intubated patient experiencing cardiac arrest.
  • Summarize recommendations for the initial pharmacologic approach to all cardiac arrest algorithms.
  • Discuss recommendations for initial antiarrhythmic drug therapy in all cardiac arrest algorithms.
  • Relate pulseless rhythms to their underlying electromechanical problem.
  • Characterize the appropriate management of symptomatic bradycardia.
  • Discuss the use of beta blockers in patients with unstable ventricular arrhythmias in the context of cardiac ischemia.
  • Summarize the recommendations for treating stable narrow complex tachycardia.
  • Discuss resuscitation priorities in drowning persons in cardiac arrest.
  • Relate various levels of cardioversion energy to their proper indication.
  • Appropriately implement the opioid algorithm used by the American Heart Association.
  • Describe appropriate CPR in a patient with accidental hypothermia.
  • Discuss the management of cardiac arrest in a pregnant patient.
  • Examine current recommendations for instructions to dispatchers regarding CPR.
Adult Brain Resuscitation (after cardiac arrest) 
  • Discuss the recommendations for cerebral support after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Discuss the use of hypothermia for the neuroprotection in adults after cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Characterize successful brain resuscitation after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).
  • Define the recommended management of blood pressure for support of the brain after ROSC.
  • Describe the recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care.
  • Describe prehospital cooling of patients with ROSC after cardiac arrest.
  • Describe the recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care.
  • Discuss treatment options to prevent shivering.
  • Discuss first-line treatment options in the setting of seizure following ROSC.
Adult Advanced Airway
  • Characterize the settings in which succinylcholine use is contraindicated or indicated.
  • Describe why the gag reflex should not be used in determining whether intubation is required.
  • Identify the proper criteria for intubation.
  • Describe the minimal requirements for proper rapid sequence intubation.
  • List the indications for use of propofol as a first-line agent.
  • Describe proper oxygenation in a patient with a class 3 Mallampati airway.
  • Describe how to properly place an endotracheal tube in various settings and in different types of patients.
Pediatric Advanced Airway
  • List the common causes of airway obstruction in an infant.
  • Explain why volume loss from active bleeding is concerning.
  • Describe the management options for difficulty breathing in young children.
  • Identify adverse events that can be directly attributed to succinylcholine use.
  • Recognize that the selection of tube size is important in pediatric resuscitation.
  • Describe the management of foreign bodies in the airways of children.
  • Examine the use of rapid-sequence intubation in suspected epidural hematoma.
  • Describe how to treat asthma in the setting of severe respiratory distress.
  • Identify concerning pulmonary signs in a newborn.
Ventilation - All Ages 
  • List the indications for use of compression first vs ventilation first followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Characterize the compression:ventilation ratios during CPR.
  • Describe the indications for pressure-cycled ventilation.
  • Describe the modes of ventilation in rapid sequence intubation.
  • Identify the settings for which noninvasive ventilation is acceptable.
  • Examine the appropriate ventilator settings in various clinical scenarios.
  • Identify the concerns of intubation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Examine the indications and contraindications of sedative agents (eg, propofol) in various patient scenarios.
  • Describe possible causes of hypotension, pneumothorax, or hypoxia in patients following intubation.
Pediatric Resuscitation
  • Identify the proper treatment for an unresponsive child.
  • Describe the appropriate depth of chest compressions in a child.
  • List common causes of cardiac arrest in the pediatric population.
  • Explain how to place an endotracheal tube in a child.
  • Characterize appropriate treatment for persistent bradycardia in the pediatric population.
  • Describe appropriate management options for a child accidentally electrocuted.
  • Establish the correct pharmacologic dosing in the pediatric population.
  • Identify proper vascular access in a child.
Neonatal Resuscitation 
  • List common characteristics of heart failure in children.
  • Use the Ballard scoring system to estimate gestational age.
  • Differentiate between cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases as etiologies for central cyanosis.
  • Identify the radiographic features of necrotizing enterocolitis.
  • Describe the most appropriate management for preventing aspiration in a neonate with tracheoesophageal fistula.
  • Define the initial management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
  • Understand the settings in which it is appropriate to initiate positive pressure ventilation in a neonate.
  • Describe current recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care in the neonate.
Advanced Trauma Life Support 
  • List the National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study criteria for clearance of the cervical spine.
  • Identify indications for endotracheal intubation.
  • Outline the risks associated with drug-assisted intubation.
  • List indications for cricothyroidotomy in trauma.
  • Describe appropriate vascular access for resuscitation in the trauma setting.
  • Summarize the changing fluid resuscitation strategies in the trauma setting.
  • Characterize the indications for computed tomography in children with trauma to the head.
  • Recognize the clinical course of and causes for delayed respiratory failure after trauma.
  • Outline the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) algorithm for management of traumatic circulatory arrest.
  • Outline management principles for a trauma patient who is pregnant.
  • Characterize the appropriate resuscitation strategy for patients with burns.
  • Analyze the ATLS guidelines with regard to steroid use in cases of spinal cord injury.
  • Describe the indications of screening for cervical vascular injury in patients with blunt trauma.
  • Summarize the appropriate management of traumatic hemothorax.
  • Recognize the utility of digital rectal examinations in trauma settings.
  • Discuss the use of tranexamic acid in trauma patients.
  • Outline the management of traumatic hemorrhagic class IV shock in a patient with multisystem trauma.
  • State the definition of major transfusion.
  • Describe the emergent management of a significant tension pneumothorax.
Shock Resuscitation 
  • Describe the differential diagnoses of different types of shock.
  • Characterize how to classify different stages of shock.
  • Identify the appropriate laboratory studies to order for discerning a patient's length of incapacitation.
  • Examine various causes of metabolic acidosis.
  • Understand the misuse of imaging in patients with a high shock index.
  • Calculate the correct mean arterial pressure.
  • Describe how to correct bicarbonates in the setting of metabolic acidosis.
  • Describe the lethal triad in hemorrhage shock.
  • Recognize the clinical presentation and signs/symptoms of early septic shock.

"This course provides today's most up-to-date information required of Resuscitation Center clinicians or any healthcare provider managing airway, ventilation, and resuscitation in adult and pediatric patients."

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Earn AMA Category 1 physician CME and ANCC nurse contact hours

Earn AMA and ACEP CME credits and ANCC CNE credit online.


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Resuscitation Center CME Accreditation

Jointly Accredited Provider CME Credit CourseIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Challenger Corporation.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA PRA Category 1 - The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Contact Hours - The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 9.0 contact hours.

ACEP Credit - This enduring material is approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 9 hours of  ACEP Category I credit.

"This is an excellent resuscitation CME course and I'm glad I added it to my online continuing education arsenal.  I encounter emergent presentations in a variety of settings and I feel much more informed and aware of today's resuscitation guidelines across all patient types after taking this course.  Takes care of multiple requirements too."


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