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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 ‘14

This course teaches basic treatment and care for a variety of injuries and sudden illnesses. Topics include but are not limited to bandaging, splinting, and wound care. Those who complete the class will be certified in Standard First Aid for two years. Class fee includes required text.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

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

PDP ER 150 Layperson CPR

Fall ‘14

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 video, then reinforced through practice on manikins. Those who complete the classs will be certified in Layperson CPR for two years.Class fee includes required text.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

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

PDP ER 171 Sports 1st aid

Fall ‘14

This course is designed to teach coaches and athletes how to identify and minimize hazardous conditions and to recognize and treat emergencies until medical help arrives. Sports safety and first aid skills are taught with a combination of lectures, video and discussion and then reinforced with hands on practice. Students who pass the written exam earn a two-year certification in Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

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

PDP ER 180 Pet CPR and First Aid

Fall ‘14

This course trains individuals in the skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care in pet emergencies. CPR and first aid skills for dogs and cats are emphasized through lectures, readings, and video, and then reinforced through hands-on practice on manikins. Topics include but are not limited to choking, medical emergencies, and care for injuries. Those who complete the course will be certified in Pet First Aid/CPR for two years. Class fee includes required text.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

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

PDP ER 250 CPR for Healthcare Provider

Fall ‘14

Students learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children, and infants using a resuscitation mask, bag-valve mask, and automatic external defibrillator,(AED) as well as more advanced techniques for special rescue situations. This class is equivalent to Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider. Those who pass a written exam and complete the course requirements earn a two-year certification in CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Class fee includes required text.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

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

PDP ER 350 CPR and First Aid Instructor

Fall ‘14

Prereq: Community CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification. This class certifies individuals to teach Adult, Child, and Infant CPR with AED, as well as Basic First Aid for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, National Safety Council, American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Class fee includes required texts.  [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 S 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122

PDP ER 400 Emergency Medical Technician

Fall ‘14

This 140+ EMT course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the National Registry of EMT's. Students learn all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care for injuries and illnesses, as well as practice patient assessment and emergecny procedures. Emergency room and ambulance observations are additional components of the course. There are no course prerequisites, but students must attend all class sessions and pass written and practical exams. Class fee includes required texts 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 FRC 122
B1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Orsatti FRC 122

PDP ER 406 National Core Competency Program

Fall ‘14

This porgram 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 and students currently must attend dates and times of the course in order to receive the certificate. The course covers the following general topics: airway, respiration, and ventilation, cardiovascular care, trauma assessment and skills, medical assessment and skills, and EMS operations.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 S 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Orsatti FRC 122
A1 U 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Orsatti FRC 122

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