Community Education

Nuvance Health trains the community in lifesaving techniques. For the full list of courses and descriptions, or to register for a course, please visit the class schedule.

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Are you a healthcare provider who needs recertification or someone who wants to learn CPR or wilderness first aid? Nuvance Health® offers a variety of lifesaving and disaster preparedness courses throughout the year.
Popular Training Courses

Some of the most popular courses we offer include:

  • CPR techniques including the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • American Heart Association BLS, PALS & ACLS courses
  • Mental health first aid
  • Babysitter preparedness
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Sports first aid
  • Pet first aid

Opportunities for Training and Certification

Count on Nuvance Health for:

  • Group training for businesses and organizations: We come to your location or you can come to one of ours. We offer a discount for groups of 25 or more.
  • CPR in schools: Trainers can come to your school and teach a wide variety of courses. We offer faculty member training and will help you find the right training course for your school.
  • Educational partnerships: We partner with adult continuing education programs, colleges, medical technological institutes and other educational facilities. These partnerships increase the variety of courses offered.
  • One-on-one training: If your schedule does not allow you to take the courses on the dates we offer, we can teach you on an individual basis.
  • Online training: We offer blended training that combines online learning with an instructor-based skills practice and testing session.
  • Hands-Only CPR training: While CPR with breaths and compressions is the best practice when helping someone, you can still assist by performing Hands-Only CPR. Watch this video from the American Heart Association and learn Hands-Only CPR in less than two minutes.
  • Child seat checks: Make your child’s ride a safe one with our no-cost safety checks. Learn more about car seat child safety.
  • Help becoming a public AED site: Is your business or organization considering installing AEDs and becoming a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Site? We can help you with:
  • Completing the New York State paperwork
  • Equipment selection
  • Policies and procedures for AED use and maintenance
  • Finding eligible grants
  • Yearly location drills
  • Required training for staff
  • Meeting eligibility requirements to become a designated member of the Dutchess County Heart Safe Community or the Ulster County Heart Safe Community.

Training Organization Affiliations

We offer courses and certifications through the:

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
  • American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)
  • National Council for Behavioral Health
  • American Safety Institute
  • American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

Community Education at Nuvance Health

For more information or questions on classes and programs we offer, please contact Wendy Hennessy at (845) 475-9742 or via email,