Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps is holding classes that cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Stop the Bleed and overdose prevention this spring semester. Participating in one of these multi-hour courses will count for one credit of the Brandeis Health, Wellness and Life Skills core requirement. 

Due to the support of Brandeis Public Safety, these courses are available for all Brandeis students, faculty and staff free of charge. They have been offered in past years at a cost, but because of this support they have been free since the 2023 fall semester. Another new edition during the fall semester was the affiliation with the American Red Cross. Being an American Red Cross affiliate organization, BEMCo is now able to offer more training options to the campus than just CPR.

The BEMCo website will be updated as classes are added. There is a waitlist that community members can be placed on if the session that they hope to attend is full. According to the BEMCo Education Coordinator, Ashley Plochocki, the newly free course will “Hopefully encourage more members of the Brandeis community to learn this life-saving skill.”