Classes for Consumers, Businesses and Industry

Gold Cross, the advanced life support ambulance service that is part of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, works hard to help keep communities safer. One way is through education, with reasonably priced classes that teach ways to prevent medical emergencies and what to do when medical emergencies occur.

Classes are available in many of the cities we serve. For more information, call 507-255-2236 or 866-202-8059 (toll-free in the U.S.) or email Tom Gathje at gathje.tom@mayo.edu. Class offerings include:

  • Heart-saver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): This class is for the non-health care professional who desires to learn CPR and procedures to treat choking patients choking procedures.
  • Health care providers CPR: Developed for medical professionals, this class covers CPR and choking procedures for infants, children and adults; two-rescuer CPR; and mouth-to-mask ventilation.
  • First aid for business and industry: This is an American Heart Association-approved program that covers what to do until professional help arrives when a co-worker is injured or suddenly becomes ill. This class can be customized to specific businesses and industries. General topics include patient assessment, medical-legal issues, the ABCs of emergency care, bleeding control, environmental emergencies, poisoning and burns, as well as CPR.