UConn Rescue Training Program
UConn Rescue is a student organization of students involved in or interested in emergency medical services at the University of Connecticut. We routinely offer public training classes which you can register for below.
Registration for FALL 2023 Classes IS OPEN
Classes are scheduled through December 2023
Each class will not allow registration once full, or within 2 days from the start time of the class.
UConn Rescue Training Statistics
(as of 8-17-23)
Trained over 2,806 students, staff and faculty throughout the various training classes outlined below.
Trained over 894 students, staff and faculty in the national Stop the Bleed curriculum.
Trained 1,839 students, staff and faculty in CPR/AED according to the American Heart Association BLS and Heartsaver certification courses.
UConn Rescue has a student-led instructor team that is cross trained as AHA BLS Instructors and Stop the Bleed Instructors for a current total of 17 BLS Instructors and 17 STB Instructors.
Wondering which class you should take?
Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control Basics Course
Take this class to learn the basics of stopping life threatening bleeding. This is a very discounted class and the certification is good for life. No prior medical training or experience necessary. You will learn the use of direct pressure, tourniquets, and wound packing. During the Fall 2023 semester classes will be offered in person with a team of instructors approximately once a month on the Storrs Campus. If completing a blended learning CPR/AED course you can also add on Stop the Bleed to your skills session. Group trainings are available for Stop the Bleed and can be combined with a CPR/AED group course.
Learn more here:
Basic Life Support (BLS) For Healthcare Providers CPR/AED - Blended Learning
Take this class if you require CPR/AED certification for your employment in the healthcare field or involving patient care. This is the required class by the UConn School of Nursing.
The class will consist of a few hours of online learning through AHA's eLearning platform including videos, questions and reading. You will then attend a 30 minute skills session with our Instructors to learn and successfully perform all the skills. This class covers CPR/AED for adults, children and infants, the use of the BVM, rescue breathing, and choking.
During the Fall 2023 semester all AHA courses are being offered through the blended learning model, HeartCode. The HeartCode BLS course is the same for all initial certifications as well as renewals. After registering you will recieve your online access which must be completed prior to the in-person 1:1 skills session you register for.
Heartsaver CPR/AED with or without First Aid - Available for Group Trainings
If you are interested in hosting a group training for CPR/AED please reach out to us. We will do our best to assess your needs and deliver the most appropriate course for your group attendees. This could be a BLS Provider course as described above, or a Heartsaver CPR/AED course which is more geared towards in person learning and bystander response to emergencies.
Additional questions, comments, or concerns should be directed to the UConn Rescue Training Coordinator at: Training@uconnrescue.com or at 860-420-2988.
For questions regarding training for groups please email:
Took a class?
Make sure to claim your certification that arrives by automated AHA email shortly after the class. View the video at the link below about how to claim your card.
Can't find the AHA email?
If you have completed a class and are not receiving emails from the AHA to claim their eCards, there’s an alternative method for claiming. Make sure to check your spam and junk email folders.
You can now claim your eCards by going to www.heart.org/cpr/mycards, and entering your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address.
Please note that the information must be the same as the information provided in your online registration.
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Directions to Class Location:
Located on the UConn Storrs Campus, Benjamin Koons Hall is to the South of the Wilbur Cross Building along Fairfield Way. Home of the Allied Health Department.
UConn Rescue classes are held in varying classrooms on the 2nd floor. Due to the building design if you enter the building from the west (facing Fairfield Way), go up the stairs immediately after entering the exterior door and you will be on the correct floor. If you enter the building from the east (facing Mansfield Way & Gulley Hall) then go up the half flight of stairs to the correct floor.
If parking is needed please visit the following link for the latest in appropriate areas: https://park.uconn.edu.
As a general guide the closest parking is Area 1 - Employee lots in front of and behind Storrs Hall (School of Nursing) and in front of Manchester Hall on the shore of Mirror Lake. North and South Parking garages are always acceptable visitor parking locations, but are a 10-15 minute walk from Koons Hall.