So How Does this Work?
Getting your PALS, BLS and ACLS recertification or certification card is remarkably simple with our courses.
Just follow these steps to begin your training. Don't worry, we walk you through every step once you sign up.
- Select the courses you need from the list above and buy
- Study up and pass the online multiple choice test(s)
- Receive your same-day email certification and receive your physical card within a few business days
Once you have passed the test, you will immediately be able to download an instant provider card. We will also mail you a physical card within one business day. Can't wait for your certification or BLS renewal? Pennsylvania medical professionals we've got you covered. For those of you in an extreme hurry, we also offer next-day shipping for your hard copy provider card at an additional cost.
Pennsylvania Medical Statistics
Health indicators reported from state and national health agencies are summarized below as they pertain to medical professionals who are required to carry a Pennsylvania PALS, ACLS or BLS.
How is Pennsylvania Unique?
Medical professionals in PA must be prepared to handle any number of medical emergencies. Pennsylvania adults have the highest rate of obesity when compared to the other states in the Northeastern Region. The obesity rate is twenty-nine point two percent (29.2%). Pennsylvania also has the highest rate of adults who smoke in the region at eighteen point four percent (18.4%). The Northeastern regional average is fifteen point eight five percent (15.85%). With an ACLS certification, Pennsylvania medical professionals are qualified and ready to assist people who have health problems or emergencies associated with these conditions.
Finally, Pennsylvania has the second highest rate of heart attacks (Maine has the highest) with four point seven percent (4.7%) of adults having had a heart attack. By getting their BLS renewal, Pennsylvania emergency responders and other medical staff are ready to meet heart related emergencies when they occur. In addition, for emergency situations involving children, it is important to get one's PALS recertification. Pennsylvania residents rely on qualified emergency personnel responding to the emergency medical needs of their family. See also our tongue-in-cheek heart attack quiz. I'm sure you are busy working hard in a hospital somewhere, hopefully this cheers you up!
- CPR at a Birthday Party Saved Man's Life
Feb 21, 2019 -- Lonie Truskowski, 55 years old, was attending a friend's birthday party when he suddenly collapsed. Luckily, there was a doctor present at the party who started CPR right away. He regained consciousness and was later brought to the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Truskowski had to undergo quadruple bypass surgery and had a defibrillator implanted in his chest to keep his heart functioning well. As he shared his story of survival, he said he didn't know what was happening to his body because he did not have any symptoms indicating he had a heart problem.
- Child saved by a teen at a local restaurant
Dec 21, 2016 -- It was a happy day for a family at local restaurant Chick-fil-A. It all turned sour when the family's toddler stopped breathing for several minutes. They all called for help and Theresa'lyn Outten, a high school student, was there to answer. She ran to the boy and began doing CPR maneuvers on him while everyone called for 911. Paramedics arrived and noticed the toddler awake and breathing as normal. Theressa said it was all thanks to the training she received at her school that she was able to assist the kid.
- Man suffers heart attack on train
Aug 30, 2016 -- 22-year-old Daniel Cordero, a certified EMT, caught the train on his way home and noticed something was wrong. A man had had a heart attack and two SEPTA officers were trying to help him. The officers had already started chest compressions and that is when Cordero took out his pocket CPR mask and put it to use. The CPR they were performing was working and the man was starting to regain a pulse when Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene to take him to the hospital.