Life Support Training Center

Meridian Health System’s Life Support Training Center (LSTC) offers a full-range of American Heart Association life support training, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid instruction to healthcare professionals and the communities of New Jersey. The life support training center is located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Course registration can be made by calling the training center at (732) 776-4470 or visit our website,

Courses offered:

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider (HCP)

The Basic Life Support Certification Course for Healthcare Providers course teaches the skills of CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults, infants and children.

This course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in-hospital, and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMS, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel. This course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment. This course does NOT include First Aid. If your employer requires First Aid, CPR and AED please see the Heartsaver course option.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course presents the skills and didactic information needed to handle a cardiac arrest, and events that follow a cardiac arrest.

This course implements the AHA ACLS guidelines established in 2010. Information will be provided via mini-presentations focusing on critical points related to specific algorithms, with additional case scenarios involving a pregnant or newly delivered patient.

The core of this two-day course is the evaluation and management of the first 10 minutes of an adult, ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. The ACLS course is designed to give healthcare providers the basic knowledge to care for the patient in cardiac arrest and to manage acute coronary syndromes and stroke. The intended audience for this course includes: emergency, intensive care, or critical care personnel; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, EMS, paramedics, and respiratory therapists; and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to teach healthcare providers to recognize respiratory failure & shock and to identify risk factors for cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This two-day course provides participants with strategies for preventing injuries and cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. It also teaches participants how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.