Emergency Medical Services training

Mayo Clinic Medical Transport works in many ways to enhance the quality of emergency medical services and to make safer communities. Gold Cross, the Advanced Life Support ambulance service that is part of Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, provides high-quality, reasonably priced training to emergency personnel as well as local business and industry.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) courses are taught by paramedics and emergency medical technicians who work in the emergency medicine field. Their hands-on experience makes Gold Cross education practical, credible and informative.

Courses are conducted at either our site or off-site locations. Gold Cross is licensed by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) as an EMS training institution and by the American Heart Association as a Training Center. For more information please contact our education department by email at goldcrosseducation@mayo.edu or phone 218-628-3950.

Courses include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) — Basic: This course is the training foundation for all ambulance personnel. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) written and practical examinations to be certified as an NREMT-B.
  • EMT Refresher: This course is for people currently certified as EMTs or whose registration has lapsed within the past year.
  • First Responder: This class is for law enforcement officials, firefighters, industrial workers and others who may respond to medical or trauma emergencies. Participants who complete the 40-hour class receive certificates from the EMSRB.
  • First Responder Refresher: This class is for people who are current first responders or whose registration has lapsed within the past year.

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