EMS & Professional Classes
Critical Skills Education & Training

CPR has changed...come learn the better way to save a life with our AHA CPR/AED class! Check here for our latest classes including EMT & EMR Refreshers, BLS for Healthcare Professionals, AHA First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens and more. Available for Emergency Cardiac Care and Public Service presentations at no cost. Call or email if there’s something you need…we’ll bring it right to your location.

All classes can delivered at the client’s location or any other preferred location and on days, evenings and/or weekends as required.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Initial

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the emergency response system and in caring for patients in the back of an ambulance enroute to the hospital. As an EMT, you will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation to sick and injured patients. EMTs function as part of the comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. As an EMT, you can administer or assist patients with several medications, including glucose, nitroglycerin, aspirin, and epinephrine auto-injectors. This course is approximately 200+ hours spread out over 8-12 week semester style syllabus.

Topics covered in this course include Patient Assessment, Cardiac Arrest Management, Airway Management, Patient Immobilization, Medical Emergencies, Trauma Emergencies, Emergency Childbirth and more.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Refresher

The EMT refresher program is for anyone who holds a current license that is about to expire, or has expired in the past year. If the license expired more than a year ago, you must retake the initial program. This course is approximately 40 hours spread out over 2 - 4 weeks.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) – Initial

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), formerly MRT (Medical Response Technician), course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the emergency response system and in being a first responder. The EMR is usually the first trained individual who arrives at the scene of an emergency. The primary focus of an EMR is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients. As an EMR, you will possess the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response. You will also assist higher level providers on scene and during transport. This course is approximately 100+ hours spread out over 8-10 week semester style syllabus.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) – Refresher

The EMR refresher program is for people who currently hold an EMR license that is set to expire or has expired within the past year. This course is approximately 24 hours spread out over 2 weeks.

Basic Life Support/CPR for Healthcare Providers

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed for healthcare professionals, such as nurses, doctors, PAs, EMTs, and paramedics. This course is designed to review, organize, and prioritize the information and skills needed to manage a cardiac arrest or other life threatening emergency (such as an airway obstruction) at the BLS level. Upon completion, you receive a course completion card, which is good for 2 years.

Topics covered include 1- and 2-rescuer CPR for the adult, child, and infant, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use, Differences between adult, child, and infant rescue techniques, Bag-mask ventilation, Rescue breathing, Relief of choking for the adult, child, and infant, CPR with an advanced airway in place and more.

This course is approximately 4.5 hours, delivered in a one-evening or half-day session.


“I would like to express my deep gratitude to you for teaching the CPR class. This past Saturday I was put to the test with the knowledge of the information and the skills that you had taught me that day. I would love to tell you that I had a save, unfortunately I did not. However, the skills that you provided me with led me to be able to perform CPR just as I was taught. I was able to quickly assess the situation and do what needed to do be done. I would not have been able to do that had I not just recently taken your class. You both were excellent and I appreciate what you did for me that day. I will do everything I can to help those around me realize the importance of taking a CPR class. I can't say “Thank You” enough for what you taught me.”


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Critical Skills Education & Training, LLC

PO Box 983
Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371

860-304-8471 / 860-391-3779

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