Emergency Medical Response

  • PDP ER 101: CPR and Basic First Aid
    Students will learn how to perform the lifesaving skills used in respiratory and cardiac emergencies as well as basic treatments for a variety of injuries and illnesses. Topics include bandaging, splinting, wound care, and CPR/AED use for infants, children and adults. Topics will be covered in lecture and reinforced through practical skills. Those who successfully complete and pass the course will be certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED for two years. Class fee includes the required textbook.
  • PDP ER 210: Wilderness First Aid
    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 successfully complete the course and pass a written and practical exam become certified in Wilderness First Aid through ECSI for two years. Class fee includes the required textbook.
  • PDP ER 250: Healthcare Provider CPR
    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 successfully complete the course and pass a written and practical exam become certified in Healthcare Provider CPR for a period of two years. Class fee includes the required textbook.
  • PDP ER 350: CPR and First Aid Instructor
    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. Class fee includes the required textbooks and materials.
  • PDP ER 401: Online Emergency Medical Technician
    This course consists of lectures given online by an instructor teaching in real time. Labs are held on select weekend days in person at Boston University. Ambulance and hospital observations are arranged with local companies and hospitals. Students must have a computer with a functional webcam, speakers and microphone and reliable access to the internet. This course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of EMTs. Successful completion of the class with 100% attendance and passing both the class written and practical exams will make the student eligible for certification as an EMT. Class fee includes the required textbooks, materials, and lab and certification fee for CPR training.
  • PDP ER 403: Hybrid Emergency Medical Technician
    This course consists of lectures given online by an instructor teaching in real time. Labs are held on select weekend 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 the internet. This course prepares students to take the written and practical EMT exams issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of EMTs. Class fee includes required textbooks, materials, and lab and certification fee for CPR training.
  • PDP ER 406: National Core Competency Requirement
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP ER 400.
    This program meets the National Core Competency Requirements for recertification at the National Registry EMT and MA EMT level. 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.