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CPR & First Aid Courses


CPR Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Private classes available for groups of 6-12

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 or email

Where: URI EMS Building (Corner of Plains & Flag Road)

When: Tuesday and Wednesday: 5pm – 8pm, Thursday/Friday/Monday:  1pm – 4 pm

Fees: CPR – $40 Cash or Check

*PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED (College of Nursing is Exempt)

First Aid: By appointment

Classes limited to 12 people.

Class Descriptions:

BLS for Health Care Providers (HCP) (adult/child/infant/and AED)

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.

Heartsaver CPR (HS) (Adult and/or child and infant)

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.

Course Length:

Adult, Child, Infant, AED: 4 hours (approx.)
Adult, AED: 3 hours (approx.)
Pediatric, AED: 3 hours (approx.)


Written and practical examination
Issued a 2-year certification card

First Aid

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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