CPR First Aid Courses

Who: Classes are open to all URI students, staff, and faculty including the community.
How: Register at URI Health Ed Office. (Lower Level of Health Services) Any questions? Call 874-5954
Where: URI EMS Building at the corner of Tootell (formerly Plains) and Flagg Road
When: Tues./Wed. 5 pm – 8pm and Thurs. 1pm – 4pm
Fees: CPR – $40 Cash or Check
First Aid: By appointment
Private classes available for groups of 6-12

Class Descriptions

  • Target Audience:

    People who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Examples: Nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, EMT’s dental assistants, and other allied health personnel.

    Course Curriculum:

    CPR and rescue breathing for victims of all ages including ventilation with barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen, use of automated external defibrillator (AED) and relieving choking victims (foreign body airway obstruction).

    Course Length

    Adult, Child, Infant, and AED: 4 Hours (approx.)


    Written and practical examination.
    Issued a 2-year certification card.

  • Target Audience:

    Lay responders. Any lay responders who are serving as rescuers as part of their jobs with the option of having an AED component. Examples: Police, lifeguards, firefighters, security personnel, and office workers.

    Course Curriculum:

    Trained to perform CPR relief of choking victims and rescue breathing. Also trained in barrier devices and prevention of infectious diseases.


    Written and practical examination
    Issued a 2-year certification card

  • Target Audience:

    Those who wish to learn what to do during an emergency. This course is designed for people to become better educated on what to do when emergencies arise.

    Course Curriculum:

    • General Principles
    • Medical Emergencies
      • Breathing Problems
      • Allergic Reactions
      • Heart Attack
      • Fainting
      • Diabetes
      • Stroke
      • Seizures
    • Injury Emergencies
      • Visible and Internal Bleeding
      • Shock
      • Head and Spine Injuries
      • Bone, joint, and muscle injuries
      • Burns
    • Environmental Emergencies
      • Bites and Stings
      • Cold and heat related emergencies
      • Poisoning Emergencies
    • Optional CPR and AED

    Course Length:

    3 – 4 Hours
    Issued a 2-year certification card for First Aid
    OSHA Approved

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