CPR Training Classes

Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA) and Fire Safety have partnered to offer CPR training for students, faculty and staff.These trainings offer the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HCP) class, which will review adult, child and infant CPR, including AED usage. Members of the campus community that complete the training will be CPR certified at that level.

“In this class, you will review and gain the knowledge of the five links of the American Heart Association chain of survival. With this knowledge, you will be ready to recognize and assist in the event of a cardiac emergency either on or off campus,” says Paul Smyth, manager of emergency medical services in Health Services.

The course costs $50 per person, which includes the certification and a pocket mask. Attendees can pay by check or SU interdepartmental order. Please bring a form of payment to the class. To register, interested participants can contact Paul Smyth at pjsmyth@syr.edu. Class sizes will be limited to 6-8 people per session. If a group or department would like to arrange a private class, contact Smyth

Stop the Bleed Training

Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA) offers Stop the Bleed® training for students, faculty, and staff. Sessions will last approximately 60 minutes. These trainings provide participants with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding due to injury. Research has shown that bystanders with little or no medical training can become lifesavers if they know how to respond in emergency situations. Bleeding control kits will be available on campus in the near future to support this initiative.

“Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater chances of surviving that injury,” according to Stop the Bleed®.

The Stop the Bleed® campaign was developed in 2015 by the National Security Council Staff and the White House. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that the general public will have access to the proper tools and training needed to provide critical life-saving care.

The class is free to all students, faculty, and staff. To register, email pjsmyth@syr.edu. For more information about Stop the Bleed®, visit www.stopthebleed.org.