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Critical Skills Education & Training

is a partnership dedicated to providing the best in simple, personal and convenient classes in various levels of AHA Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, First Aid (FA) and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens training as well as EMT, EMR and other EMS professional level classes.

We provide no-cost speaking engagements for group functions and will customize programs for your group's luncheons, dinners and meetings.

Consulting services for OSHA compliance, home and office health and safety inspections, evacuation planning and training, purchase, installation and training for AEDs.

                        Call 860-304-8471 or csed911@aol.com

     You need to re-learn CPR; It's changed.

            EMT/EMR Refreshers as needed.

Classes at YOUR location on request

We meet the needs of Community, Corporate, Industrial and Educational Organizations, Nursing Homes, Coaches, Sports Programs, Fitness Centers, Religious & Civic Organizations, Healthcare Professionals, Preschools, Daycare Providers and Babysitters. We offer both certified and non-certified training programs and develop custom tailored instruction for specific groups to ensure each client's individual success and satisfaction.

Our CPR and AED training utilizes the latest and most advanced techniques and equipment to teach lifesaving skills in an easy-to-understand and easy-to-perform manner. For your convenience, we can come to your location for day or evening classes, including weekends. Or, we can arrange for a local venue if that is preferred.

Our Classes are fun as well as instructional. We believe that learning CPR and how to use an AED are not simply about learning the physical skills but mentally preparing to "Do What Needs To Be Done". We are working EMTs and share real-life experiences that will help you become CONFIDENT and READY To ACT.
We are based in Connecticut and travel throughout New York and New England for our clients. We're happy to accommodate those who need last-minute certification or training.

We assist Towns and Businesses in achieving or maintaining  HEARTSafe status from the Connecticut Department of Public Health and will design a custom program for you or your community group or business.

Doug Lo Presti, EMT, EMSI and Colleen Atkinson, EMT, EMSI are experienced medical professionals committed to expanding the knowledge and training of EMS providers and community members.

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“I would like to express my deep gratitude to you for teaching the BLS class.  This past Saturday I was put to the test with the knowledge of the information and the skills that you had taught me that day. I would love to tell you that I had a save, unfortunately I did not. However, the skills that you provided me with led me to be able to perform CPR just as I was taught. I was able to quickly assess the situation and do what needed to do be done. I would not have been able to do that had I not just recently taken your class. You both were excellent and I appreciate what you did for me that day.  I will do everything I can to help those around me realize the importance of taking a CPR class. I can't say “Thank You” enough for what you taught me that day.”

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