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Take an emergency medical response class for academic credit

PDP credit courses are a great way for students to schedule a workout into their academic weeks or balance their course loads. From swimming to group fitness to dance, BU offers something for everyone! Classes generally meet once or twice a week, for varying times. Most are held in BU’s new, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center. Register for your class on StudentLink, and then pay fees (if necessary) on My FitRec.

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PDP ER 100 Standard First Aid

Fall ‘15

This course teaches basic treatment and care for a variety of injuries and sudden illnesses. Topics include bandaging, splinting, and wound care. Those who successfully perform practical skills become certified in First Aid through ECSI for two years. Class fee includes required textbook.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 S 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
B1 S 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sawan FRC 122

PDP ER 150 Basic CPR

Fall ‘15

This course trains students in the lifesaving skills used in respiratory and cardiac emergencies. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants is taught through lectures, readings, and videos, then reinforced through practice on manikins. Those who successfully perform practical skills become certified in Basic CPR through ECSI for two years. Class fee includes required textbook.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 U 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
B1 U 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sawan FRC 122

PDP ER 210 Wilderness First Aid

Fall ‘15

This is an intermediate first aid course designed for anyone who spends time where medical care is an hour or more away. Students learn how to recognize and treat illnesses and injuries encountered in remote locations. Those who pass a written and practical exam become certified in Wilderness First Aid through ECSI for two years. Class fee includes required textbook.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sawan FRC 222

PDP ER 250 Healthcare Provider CPR

Fall ‘15

In this course students learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children, and infants using a resuscitation mask, bag-valve mask, and automatic external defibrillator as well as more advanced techniques for special rescue situations. Those who pass a written and practical exam become certified in Healthcare Provider CPR through ECSI for two years. Class fee includes required textbook.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 U 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sawan FRC 122

PDP ER 350 CPR and First Aid Instructor

Fall ‘15

Prereq.: Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid Certification. This class certifies individuals to teach Adult, Child, and Infant CPR with AED, Healthcare Provider CPR as well as Basic First Aid for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). Class fee includes required textbooks and materials.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 S 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Sawan FRC 222

PDP ER 400 Emergency Medical Technician

Fall ‘15

A course that prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Registry of EMTs. Students learn the essentials of pre-hospital emergency care. The course includes lecture, lab and ambulance and hospital observation time. There are no prerequisites but 100% attendance is mandatory. Those who pass written and practical exams will be eligible to test for their EMT certification. This class meets on select Saturdays and Sundays. Class fee includes required textbooks, materials, lab and certification fees and CPR training.   [ Var cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122
A1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122
A1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122
B1 TR 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122
B1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti
B1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti
B1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti
B1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti
B1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti

PDP ER 401 Online Emergency Medical Technician

Fall ‘15

This course consists of lectures given online by an instructor teaching in real time. Labs are held on select days, in person at Boston University. Ambulance and hospital observations are arranged with local companies and hospitals. Students must have a computer with working webcam, speakers and microphone and reliable access to internet. This course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health and the National Registry of EMTs. Class fee includes required textbooks, materials, lab and certification fees and CPR training.   [ Var cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
B1 TR 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Orsatti
B1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti

PDP ER 406 National Core Competency Program

Fall ‘15

This program meets the National Core Competency Requirements for recertification at the National Registry EMT, EMT-Basic, and MA EMT-Basic level. This course also meets the requirements for the National Registry EMT-Basic to EMT transition course. It is a 20-hour course. The course covers topics including, but not limited to: airway management, respiratory emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, trauma assessment and skills, medical assessment and skills, and EMS operations.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122
A1 S 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122
A1 U 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122

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