New Jersey Public Schools Start September 1, 2014 ( Janet’s Law)- Become Compliant!
Beginning on September 1, 2014, the board of education of a public school district that includes any of the grades kindergarten through 12 shall establish and implement an emergency action plan for responding to sudden cardiac events, including, but not limited to, those events in which the use of an automated external defibrillator may be necessary.
It is required that no less than five school faculty members sucessfully complete and hold a current certification from the American Heart Association. Let Community Training Associates meet your training compliance. Our friendly staff will come out to your school and teach the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR & AED course to your facility See Janet’s Law for details
NJ Nurse/Nurse Practitioner CPR Requirements – (N.J.A.C 13:37-16.4)
As per the NJ Board of Nursing Law 13:37-16.4 Application for certification. Proof that the applicant has current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from a course approved by the American Heart Association.
Most all Colleges, Universities and Hospitals in NJ, including Stockton, Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC,) Ocean County College (OCC) Rutgers University/UMDNJ, Seton Hall, William Paterson University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bloomfield College, Felician College only recognize CPR certification from the American Heart Association to be accepted for clinical rotations.
NJ EMT/Paramedic/Air Medics CPR Requirements (N.J.A.C. 8:40A)
Current New Jersey regulations (N.J.A.C. 8:40A) require a valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider as issued by the American Heart Association for NJ EMT and Paramedic.
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) does not recognize CPR training programs that are taught strictly on-line. CPR certification must be obtained through an instructor led program with skills verification, a written examination, and include both one and two rescuer CPR (infant, child and adult), use of bag-valve mask ventilation devices (BVM) and semi-automatic external defibrillator (SAED) training. OEMS does not accept handwritten certification cards or letters from CPR instructors, as proof of CPR certification.
NJ Physicians/PA CPR Requirement
New Jersey In-Hospital requires a valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider issued by the American Heart Association.
Special DNR requirements: These requirements are important for physician’s order or directive address to your emergency medical responders indicating the predetermined request by the patient (or the patient’s guardian or surrogate) to withhold CPR and other end-of-life resuscitative treatments once breathing and/or heart beat has ceased. It is the patient’s directive to be allowed to die without emergency intervention.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) protocols mandate the initiation of CPR for all patients who are in cardiac arrest, unless they are obviously dead or they are presented with a written DNR order signed by a physician and recognized as valid in the State of New Jersey
New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy CPR Requirements
The New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy now requires all pharmacists to have CPR training at the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Level for giving immunizations. – American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Certification.
Current certification in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers or in a course that complies with guidelines created by the International Uaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCCR) is provided by Community Training Associates LLC. The ILCOR guidelines, 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations, are incorporated herein by reference, as amended and supplemented, and can be found at the American Heart Association website. (CHAPTER 39 STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY NJ.SA 45:1-15.1 and 45:1447)
Proof of the current Basic Life Support (B.L.S.) Certification from a course approved by the American Heart Association is a requirement for applying for your license and to give immunizations.
You Can either take an in-person BLS Health Care Provider Class, or contact us for alternative online options
Personal Trainer – American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR & AED Course
Many New Jersey organizations such as the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) require personal trainers to be certified in CPR and AED use from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Whether or not the certifying organization requires CPR and AED certification, it’s best to have it because several New Jersey establishments require their trainers to be CPR/AED certified by the American Heart Association.
If you are taking the New Jersey Personal Trainer Exam soon, all registrants must hold current CPR/AED certification from the AHA at the time of registration that is still valid on the selected exam
New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist CPR/AED & First Aid Requirement – American Heart Association (AHA) 13:37A-2.1 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) requires Massage Therapists to be certified in Proof that the applicant has current certification in CPR, Firstaid and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from courses offered by the American Heart Association or a substantially similar course approved or offered by the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council, Coyne First Aid, Inc., the American Safety and Health Institute or EMP International Inc.