The Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS provides all the Continuing Education courses necessary for healthcare professionals to maintain licensure and certification in the state. Participation in Con-ed means a willingness to learn new skills and strengthen your ability to provide patients with the highest level of quality care.
All currently registered EMS Providers in Pennsylvania are required to complete or teach a Department of Health approved CPR course on a biennially basis. EMS Providers are required to enter the following information directly into their personal electronic record that is contained within the EMS Registry system: Issue Date, Expiration Date, Course, Training Center Name, Instructor Name and attach an electronic copy of the course card.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS maintains a list of approved CPR Training Courses. All EMS Providers must complete one of these approved courses:
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – Emergency Care & Safety Institute Health Care Provider CPR
- American Heart Association – BLS Provider
- American Heart Association – BLS Healthcare Provider
- American Red Cross – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
- American Red Cross – CPR/AED for the Healthcare Provider
- American Red Cross – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
- American Red Cross – CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider
- American Safety & Health Institute – Basic Life Support – BLS for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers
- EMS Safety Services, Inc. – BLS for Healthcare Providers
- Geisinger CPR Program
- Military Training Network Resuscitative Medicine and Trauma Program – BLS for Healthcare Providers
- National Safety Council – Basic Life Support for Health Care & Professional Rescuers
- Pro CPR LLC – Pro-CPR Healthcare Provider CPR
An EMS Provider is not able to reregister a certification without a record of CPR course completion within the past two years.
Emergency Medical Service Vehicle Operator certification will expire on the same date as the registrants primary EMS certification. In order to reregister an EMSVO certification, the registrant must complete three continuing education credits if registration is on a 3-year renewal cycle or two continuing education credits if the registration is on a 2-year renewal cycle. The continuing education credits must be registered as EMSVO approved and are in addition to those imposed upon an EMS provider for registration of an EMS provider certification.
An EMSVO who operates a ground EMS vehicle exclusively for a QRS EMS agency does not have reregistration requirements.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Health EMS provides all the continuing education courses necessary for healthcare professionals to maintain licensure and certification in the state. Participation in Con-ed means a willingness to learn new skills and strengthen your ability to provide patients with the highest level of quality care. Con-ed can be completed in several ways: in-person instruction through an approved con-ed sponsor, online learning courses provided by TRAIN PA or con-ed by endorsement.
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