Mission CPR: CPR classes taught on campus!
Mission CPR is a program created by UMass EMS with the goal of certifying as many students, faculty, and members of the surrounding community in CPR. One does not need to be a UMass student or faculty member to take our class - anyone can sign up! Just see the instructions below for details.
All of our classes are taught by certified Massachusetts Emergency Medical Technicians who have special training and additional certification in CPR instruction. All of our instructors are highly experienced and knowledgable in CPR instruction and take pride in giving each student a fun and educational experience. This is a great group activity for any RSO, athletics team, or other group of people who wants to learn a valuable skill that could really help someone some day!
Sign up Instructions:
Individual Sign-up: Anyone who wishes to take a Heartsaver CPR/AED course may sign up ahead of time, or walk in, at the prices listed below. Simply send us an inquiry via email to UMassEMSMissionCPR@gmail.com and we will contact you with information and class details.
A discounted rate is given to any student who signs up 48 hours before the scheduled start time of the course. A spot will be guaranteed for pre-registered students as long as they show up on time for the course. Please visit our office in the Draper Hall Annex during directors' office hours to submit your payment.
Group Scheduling: To schedule a group of 15 or more for a session not already scheduled, come talk to us in our office in Draper Hall Annex or contact us via email at UMassEMSMissionCPR@gmail.com. *Check Discount Section for special offers.
Heartsaver CPR: This 3 to 4 hour course is the standard and most cost effective CPR course for anyone who wants to learn the basics of CPR and AED use. We offer this course as a volunteer, non-profit initiative to certify everyone on campus in CPR. UMass EMS wants to make the campus a more heart-safe community. This course is not the same as Healthcare Provider CPR and cannot be used if you are an EMT, nurse, or other medical professional. Check with your employer to make sure the “AHA Heart Saver CPR AED” course is the correct one to take.
Healthcare Provider: This course is a 4 to 5 hour long course and is needed for all medical professionals. The course covers more advanced skills such as Bag Valve Mask (BVM) ventilations, pulse location, and infant CPR. This course offers a better rounded understanding of CPR and AED use in comparison to the Heart saver course. To sign up, please email us or come visit our office to see when the next scheduled class is.
First Aid / CPR AED: This course is a 5 to 6 hour long course that not only covers Heart Saver CPR and AED material but also teaches first aid techniques that may help stabilize a patient prior to further healthcare. Splinting, bleeding control, and heat exhaustion first aid are only a few of the techniques taught in this course. This course is needed in many professions and is a great course to take if you partake in outdoor activities. To sign up, please email us or visit our office to see when the next scheduled class is.
If fewer than 5 people sign up for a scheduled class, the course will be canceled for that date and either rescheduled or a full refund will be given to those who attended. Payment for the course is NON-REFUNDABLE.
RSO Health Safety Officers: Health Safety officers of any RSO get a $10 discount off the Sign-up Ahead price for the CPR/AED with First Aid course.
Group Sign up Discount: Groups of 15 or more get the same discounted rates as both the Nursing and RSO students.