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Avera McKennan School of EMS

Physical Location:
3936 S Western Ave
Mailing Address:
1325 S Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045

CPR and First Aid Classes

Read below to learn more about the classes we offer.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

The by-stander is a vital component in the Chain of Survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The Avera McKennan School of EMS offers wide variety of CPR classes designed to meet the student’s needs. CPR classes for the healthcare provider are scheduled periodically throughout the year.


    Avera McKennan School of EMS
    1325 S Cliff Avenue
    Sioux Falls, SD 57117

    First Aid

    What should I do if someone is having a seizure? How do I know if my child has a concussion? What if my coworker is having chest pain? These are common questions that are asked during first aid classes. Being armed with some first aid knowledge can make any one more comfortable when faced with an emergency. First aid classes are scheduled individually, and are tailored to meet the needs of the particular group. Classes can vary in length, depending on the wishes of the organization.

    Please call 605-322-2086 to register.

    2016 EMS Refresher Conference

    January 28-30, 2016

    For all levels of prehospital providers

    Preconference course:

    PHTLS Renewal, January 27, 8am-5pm

    Additional courses during the conference:

    CPR Renewal, January 28, 6pm-8pm

    ACLS Renewal, January 28, 6pm-10pm

    PALS Renewal, January 29, 6pm-10pm

    Note: Paramedics, to receive a certificate for a 48-hour refresher, you must present a current card for PHTLS/ITLS, ACLS, and PALS/PEPP.

    For more information, click here.

    To register online, click here.

    To print a registration form, click here.