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PAD Program, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Adult Heart Saver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Course

Life Support Classes
Contact: Rose More or Stan Goettel
Phone: 315 464-4851

Stan Goettel, MS, EMT-P
Manager, Life Support and PAD Programs


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Intended Audience

This course is open only to non-clinical Upstate/Comm employees who are interested in participating in Upstate's Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program and receiving free training in CPR and AED use and non-licensed nursing staff working in a title which requires Heartsaver CPR (CPR-1).

Learning Objectives

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4-hour classes using the American Heart Association Heartsaver format is offered on a regular basis. During this course you will learn:

  • How to remove an airway obstruction to the conscious and unconscious person
  • CPR
  • Use of an AED

Upon course completion, the student will receive a Heartsaver AED certification card that is good for two years.

New York state law requires that users of an AED have completed a recognized course in AED use, or have otherwise received training in its use during their education as health care professionals. Individuals who use an AED in a good faith effort to revive a patient are protected from liability by New York state public health law.