ACLS,PALS,BLS, CPR and First Aid & Medical Certification Courses in Indiana

It’s nice to be busy, but that can make it hard to obtain certification in emergency life support classes such as BLS, CPR and first aid, or to re-certify in ACLS/PALS/BLS. At Nationwide Health Training, we want to make your life easier, so we offer ACLS, PALS, BLS CPR, AED, first aid courses online. Created by AHA accredited instructors, our classes are based on AHA and ECC guidelines. They are available 24/7 and are compatible with your home computer, tablet, laptop or even mobile phone. You can keep living your on-the-go lifestyle and still get or stay re-certified. The first aid course covers both basic first aid and care for severe injuries. You are not required to perform hands-on skills testing and you have up to 90 days to complete each course. All 50 states in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK accept our certifications.

We offer ACLS and PALS classes for initial certification for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who need ACLS and PALS training.

Our web-based ACLS/PALS/BLS courses are updated every five years when national standards are reviewed or changed. Your course will include all necessary materials and an online exam. In addition to a printable PDF card, we will send you – free of charge – a hard copy provider card. Your certification is good for two full years.

Indiana Information

The 17th most populous state, Indiana was admitted to the US in 1816. Bordered by Lake Michigan in the northwest, the area that eventually became Indiana was inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Residents of New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, Kentucky and Tennessee migrated into the area during the 1700s and 1800s, usurping the land from the American Indian tribes that lived there. Primarily an agricultural state throughout much of its history, Indiana became a strong manufacturing state in the early 20th century, with ties to the auto industry that remain to this day. Indiana is a major steel producing region. Other manufacturers include the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, electrical and transportation equipment, and chemical products.

Chronic disease is a problem in Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health notes that Indiana has higher than average rates of a variety of chronic diseases, with the majority of the population affected by one or more chronic diseases. The top three killers in Indiana are heart disease, cancer and stroke. Indiana is also one of the highest-ranked states for adult smoking. The combination of heart disease, obesity and smoking makes ACLS, PALS and BLS classes such as ours critical to help save lives in Indiana. These skills can also be used for drowning victims. Richard Wilson and Zachary Anderson required resuscitation after a kayaking accident at Collamer Dam in June of 2017. William Jenkins and Asiah Skeens were able to use their CPR skills to keep both men alive until professional rescuers arrived.


Home of the Indianapolis 500, with an estimated population of 855,164 in 2016, Indianapolis is the 15th most populous city in the US. The economic and cultural hub of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, the city covers 368 square miles. Founded in 1821, the “Crossroads of America” became a manufacturing and transportation hub with the arrival of the railroad. Today the economy is based on education, finance, government, healthcare, insurance, business and professional services.

Teen births and infant mortality are higher in Indianapolis than the rest of the state, according to The Indiana State Department of Health – a sign of the importance of becoming ACLS/PALS/BLS certified if you’re in the advanced medical field profession. Sugar-sweetened beverages are popular, which may help explain the obesity rate of 32.4 percent among adults. Almost 21 percent of adults are smokers and 17.6 percent are heavy or binge drinkers. Smoking, drinking and obesity increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is what makes our ACLS/PALS and BLS certification courses so useful to medical professionals nationwide.

Fort Wayne

The seat of Allen county, Fort Wayne had an estimated population of 264,488 in 2016. Named after American Revolutionary war hero Anthony Wayne, the town was established as part of a series of forts in 1794. It was once one of the booming manufacturing towns located in what is now known as the Rust Belt. Today the economy is based on the defense industry, as well as distribution, healthcare, financial services, transportation and logistics, professional and business services, leisure and hospitality. Healthcare is the largest employer in the city, driven by 10 medical centers and the Veterans Administration Fort Wayne campus. The 2012 Allen County Community Health Assessment noted the major causes of death in the area were cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and stroke. In a reversal of usual patterns, deaths from heart and cardiovascular-related disease such as hypertension were higher among females than males. These figures make it clear why certification in ACLS, PALS and BLS is so important for doctors in this locality. ALCS, PALS and BLS courses can also prepare doctors for advanced life-saving techniques to save lives in drowning incidents and for doctors and nurses who need this certification training every two years.. Garret and Dean Spires were recognized for resuscitating a woman who had been pulled out of a pond at Meta County Park during a Fourth of July celebration.



The third-largest city in Indiana, Evansville is often called “Crescent Valley” or “River City.” The area has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years and is home to over 117,429 people. The region’s economic hub, the Ohio river first brought explorers and then trade to the area. It is now a tourist destination, with Tropicana Evansville, the state’s first casino and Mesmer Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, one of the state’s oldest and largest zoos, drawing thousands of tourists each year. Healthcare, education, finance and manufacturing are major employers, and the area also includes energy, retail and warehousing and distribution jobs.

Obesity, tobacco use, substance abuse and mental health were identified as the most pressing health problems by a coalition of health organizations in the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment. Tobacco use averages 19.5 percent among adults, and between 65.2 and 69 percent of survey participants reported they were overweight or obese. The high obesity rate also increases the risk of heart disease, which is why we recommend obtaining certification through our ACLS, PALS and BLS classes through Nationwide Health Training. All doctors and nurses who get our online training will be prepared for any emergency situation that arises.

South Bend

South Bend, home to the University of Notre Dame, is the economic and cultural hub of northern Indiana. Established as a city in 1865 after being settled by fur traders, it became important for heavy industry due to river access. The city had a population of 101,168 in 2010. However, heavy industry declined after 1960, due to the demise of the Studebaker plant. Today the primary industries in the area are healthcare, education, small business and tourism. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment noted mental health, poverty, diabetes and obesity were the primary health concerns of survey participants. The adult smoking rate in the area is 21 percent and the adult obesity rate is 29 percent. These figures support the need for our ACLS, PALS and BLS certification courses for the medical working professional in advanced life-saving cardiovascular techniques. Nor are adults the only ones who need life-saving services. South Bend police officer Jennifer Wilson was able to use CPR to resuscitate a four-year-old boy with CPR when he became unconscious after a severe nosebleed.


Carmel, located immediately south of Indianapolis, is one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. Selected as the “Best Place to Live in the United States” by CNN Money in 2012, it received the same designation in 2017 from Niche.com. The population was estimated to be 91,065 in 2016. Originally settled by Quakers and named Bethlehem, the city was established in 1837 under that name. It was renamed Carmel in 1874.

Carmel is home to more than 40 major companies, which provide most of the jobs in the area. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Report noted that heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke and accidents were the top five causes of death, followed by Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Residents in focus groups identified obesity as the top health issue in the area, followed by substance and alcohol abuse. Smoking is also an issue, with 16 percent of adults reporting they smoke. High rates of smoking, obesity and heart disease support the need for certification in online ACLS, PALS and BLS from our classes that are accepted in all 50 states. When a 13-year-old baseball player suffered a near-fatal chest hit in Carmel, only CPR and an AED in the baseball park saved his life.

No matter where you live or work in Indiana, our BLS, ACLS and PALS certification online classes will meet your personal and professional needs. Please contact us for more information or to sign up for a course.