General Policies & Procedures: Life Support Certification Policy
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education (GME) Administration
Policy: Life Support Certification
Approved by GMEC: 04.22.08
Revision Date: 10.2.08
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME Administration
Upon entering an accredited GME training program all trainees who have direct contact with patients must be certified in BLS and/or ACLS, PALS, etc. depending on your program’s requirements. Certification is typically valid for two years. Once the initial certification expires, only those trainees, required by the hospital to have BLS and ACLS and/or PALS or any other life saving certification will be recertified at the teaching hospitals expense.
If life support course recertification is required by the program, the program will be responsible for the expense. If recertification is requested by the trainee, but is not a program requirement, the trainee is responsible for any fees.
Documentation and record-keeping of initial certification and recertification is the responsibility of each program.
University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview Certification Requirements:
- All trainees providing patient care must maintain BLS at a minimum. Fairview does not charge for BLS training.
- If ACLS recertification is not required by the hospital, but the training program requires it there is a fee for the class.
- Adult Blue Code Team: Required to have BLS and ACLS. There is no charge for recertification.
- Anesthesia Residents
- UMMC-Fairview Family Medicine Residents
- Medicine and Med-Peds Residents (G2’s, G3’s)
- Surgery Residents (G2s)
- Training is arranged through Terry Nelson. Contact Info: email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contacts for Affiliate Hospitals:
Children’s Hospitals & Clinics: Earnie Collins: 651-220-6129
HCMC: Howard Schur: 612-873-2357
Regions: Eugenia Canaan: 651-254-0812
MVAHCS: Nicole Warren: 612-467-2346