Emergency & Critical Care Education

701 Park Avenue, mail code 825
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1829 | View map

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The Emergency & Critical Care Education staff are a talented, multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers. The teaching staff includes experienced paramedics, nursing personnel, and physicians, working together to provide you with current information in a low stress manner that creates an enjoyable learning experience. Quality emergency medical care for all of our patients is the common theme to our course offerings.

Use of advanced patient simulators help students learn in a "real-life" patient care environment. Many of our courses are held in the state-of-the-art Hennepin Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center.

EMS Staff Bringing Patient Inside Ambulance Photo

We offer advanced cardiac and trauma life support courses for area physicians, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals.

We offer initial certification courses in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), and an initial Paramedic Certification program.

In addition, we offer continuing education and renewal courses, in traditional classroom setting, online continuing education, and blended-learning sessions that contain both.

Course registration information is available through our online course catalog. Call us at 612-873-5681 or email us at ems.ed@hcmed.org and we’re happy to help you.

Our educational sessions include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Paramedic certification program
  • Paramedic Refresher
  • Tactical EMS Education for Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • EMS Trauma & Critical Care Education Series (EMS-TRACCS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – available online
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Healthcare Provider - available online

Courses are generally held in the Hennepin County Medical Center EMS Education classrooms, located on level one of the HCMC parking ramp facility at 600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.


For more information, contact us at:
Phone 612-873-5681
Fax 612-904-4241