Pennsylvania ACLS, PALS & BLS

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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 on the PA BLS or any other Pacific Medical Training course. Our courses are time-saving because you can recertify your BLS 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

Hospital Name Address Map
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, Eries 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 wooden 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, the 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 over 20 state forests as well as well over 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 former center for steel production in the country and the 2nd 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.

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Pacific Medical Training Course Acceptance Chart

We provide online emergency education services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our courses are based on current AHA guidelines as documented in the official training manuals, and have been successfully used by thousands of individual and commercial/government customers for both certification and recertification.

For a complete list of US states and cities where our courses are accepted, plus basic local health statistics, see the chart below.

West Pacific Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Washington Seattle 79.65 years 15th
Oregon Portland 79.04 years 10th
California Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Long Beach Fresno Sacramento Oakland 80.4 years
Alaska 78.3 years 50th
Hawaii Honolulu 81.48 years 4th
West Mountain Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Arizona Phoenix Mesa Tucson 79.92 years 29th
Colorado Denver Colorado Springs 79.92 years 32nd
Idaho   79.21 years 19th
Montana 78.35 years 25th
Nevada Las Vegas 77.59 years 42nd
New Mexico Albuquerque 78.21 years 34th
Utah 80.08 years 7th
Wyoming 77.61 years 21st
West North Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Iowa 79.68 years 5th
Kansas Kansas City 78.41 years 26th
Nebraska Omaha 79.18 years 16th
North Dakota 80.10 years 12th
Minnesota Minneapolis 80.85 years 6th
Missouri 77.44 years 33rd
South Dakota 79.85 years 23rd
East North Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Illinois Chicago 78.86 years 28th
Indiana Indianapolis 77.71 years 38th
Michigan Detroit 77.89 years 30th
Ohio Cleveland Columbus 77.52 years 36th
Wisconsin Milwaukee 79.32 years 13th
Middle Atlantic Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
New Jersey 79.66 years 11th
New York New York City 80.36 years 18th
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 78.16 years 26th
New England Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Connecticut 80.18 years 21st
Maine 78.68 years 8th
Massachusetts Boston 80.10 years 5th
New Hampshire 79.90 years 2nd
Rhode Island 79.26 years 10th
Vermont 79.70 years 1st
West South Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Arkansas 76.09 years 47th
Louisiana New Orleans 75.39 years 49th
Oklahoma Tulsa Oklahoma City 75.60 years 3rd
Texas Houston Dallas El Paso San Antonio Arlington Austin Fort Worth 78.27 years 6th
East South Central Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Alabama 75.18 years 47th
Kentucky Louisville 76.19 years 43rd
Mississippi 74.81 years 50th
Tennessee Nashville Memphis 76.2 years 39th
South Atlantic Region
State Major Cities Average Life Expectancy National Health Ranking PMT Courses Accepted
Delaware 78.38 years 30th
Florida Miami Jacksonville 79.70 years 33rd
Georgia Atlanta 77.09 years 31st
Maryland Baltimore 78.09 years 22nd
North Carolina Charlotte 77.19 years 32nd
South Carolina 76.57 years 45th
Virginia Virginia Beach 78.53 years 20th
West Virgina 75.16 years 9th

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  1. 1 100% online courses
  2. 2 Free instant provider card
  3. 3 New AHA guidelines
  4. 4 Accepted nationwide
  5. 5 Free online training material
  6. 6 3 free exam takes
  7. 7 ACLS, PALS & BLS available
  8. 8 1 year free risk guarantee
  9. 9 Secure checkout process

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses accepted nationwide? Yes, our courses are accepted throughout the US and internationally.

How fast will I receive my card? Right away! You will be able to download your instant provider card as soon as you pass your exam. Your hard copy card will be mailed within 1 business day after you pass your exam.

Can I purchase more than one course? Yes, you can purchase up to 3 courses. Plus, you can save an extra 10% when you buy 2 courses and 15% when you buy 3!

Do your courses include online training material? Yes, each course includes complete online training material so you won’t need anything else to prepare for your exam. All training material is based on the new 2010 and 2011 guidelines.

Do you guarantee your courses? Yes, we guarantee each of our courses for 6 full months from the original date of purchase.