EMS Education & CPR/First-Aid

Mountainside Medical Center is committed to excellence in EMS education and lifelong learning.

CPR and First Aid

Mountainside Medical Center's CPR Training Center offers a variety of CPR courses to meet the needs of our community members. These courses are specifically designed for lay rescuers whose job requires a credential documenting successful completion of successful skills performance or just concerned parents/guardians.

Heartsaver Adult / Child / Infant CPR / AED

A modular program designed to teach CPR and relief of choking for adults, children and infants. Includes instruction on defibrillation (AED usage) for adults & children, barrier devices, the causes of injuries and cardiopulmonary arrest in children.

Basic First Aid

This program is designed to familiarize you with how to recognize and respond to common injuries and medical emergencies, including broken bones, bleeding emergencies, burns, poisoning, asthma, seizures, heart attacks and diabetic emergencies.

Classes meet at Mountainside Medical Center
The Bayberry
1 Bay Avenue, Montclair, NJ



2020 EMS Education Series Mountainside Medical Center

These classes are available for active personnel currently working within the Northern NJ area.
Must show work ID before class.

6:30pm - Dinner and Drinks
7pm - Lecture

All classes take place at the Glen Ridge Country Club, 555 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge NJ 07028 unless otherwise noted.

January 8

(Takes place at Mountainside Medical Center)
Head and Spine Injuries (2.0 CEUs)

This program discusses common injuries to the head and spine, such as vertebral fracture, concussion, cerebral bleed, and other injuries. Excellent Drill Night Program

February 19

Cardiovascular Emergencies (2.0 CEUs)

This program discusses common cardiovascular conditions (which are responsible for more American deaths than any other condition) such as MI, Angina, CVA and CHF. An excellent video segment along with a scenario-based exercise portion makes this course very popular.

March 11

IPASS: The EMS-ED handoff (This event has been Cancelled)

April 8

EMS Response to Terrorist Events (2.0 CEUs)

This program introduces the student to the definition of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) events. It also describes some common mechanisms used in the past (or theorized to be possible future attacks) as CBRNE attacks.

May 19

EMS Appreciation Dinner

Speaker: Joseph L. Solda Jr. RN BSN CFRN NRP CMTE, Chief Flight Nurse, Manager of Specialty Care Transport Services, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Network


Medical Ethics in EMS (2.0 CEUs)

This program discusses the Medical Society of NJ's out of hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) program and the relevant EMS protocol. Other ethical/legal concepts are also discussed.

August 12

For ALS only- training Event (Save the Date)

September 9

Emergency Incident Rehab (2.0 CEUs)

This program discusses setting up and running a fire/emergency incident rehabilitation operation. Procedures, logistics, and sample patients are presented.

October 14

Triage Review (2.0 CEUs)

This program discusses use of the S.T.A.R.T. triage system through the use of Powerpoint presentation, computer-based scenarios, and tabletop scenarios using miniature figures and vehicles.

November 11

Childbirth Review (2.0 CEUs)

This program details the process of interviewing the expectant mother, performing normal delivery, managing delivery complications, and resuscitating the newborn.

December 9

Patient Assessment Review (2.0 CEUs)

This program provides a review of patient assessment. It teaches common EMT-Basic procedure for assessing patients, discusses common assessment pitfalls, and challenges students with obscure assessment scenarios.


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