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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 101 CPR and Basic First Aid

Fall ‘17

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 adults, children and infants. Topics will be covered in lecture and reinforced through practice. Those who pass will be certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED for two years.   [ 0.5 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
B1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 222

PDP ER 250 Healthcare Provider CPR

Fall ‘17

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 S 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Sawan FRC 122

PDP ER 350 CPR and First Aid Instructor

Fall ‘17

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 122

PDP ER 400 Emergency Medical Technician

Fall ‘17

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 Sawan FRC 122
A1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
B1 TR 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
B1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
B1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 122

PDP ER 401 Online Emergency Medical Technician

Fall ‘17

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
A1 TR 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sawan FRC 221
A1 S 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 221
A1 U 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 221

PDP ER 406 National Core Competency Program

Fall ‘17

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 Sawan FRC 122
A1 S 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 122
A1 U 9:30 am – 6:00 pm Sawan FRC 122

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