Facility Partners

We offer a full range of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) courses.

Training is available on-site at your facility or at Cataldo’s State-of-the-Art Simulation Training Center located in Malden. Our training ranges from CPR to Continuing Education Classes to disaster management and planning.  Cataldo is a Massachusetts accredited training institution, with a full range of capabilities and technology that we are certain will exceed your training expectations.

Cataldo Ambulance is excited to offer the latest addition to our Education Department: the Laerdal SimMan® Essential. This is an advanced patient simulator that can display neurological symptoms as well as physiological symptoms. A library of lung, heart and bowel sounds, as well as fully interactive vital signs can be assessed by the clinician to deliver the most realistic training possible.

EMS Training & Education Center
(781) 873-4301

Virtual Instructor-Led Training.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) refers to training that is delivered in a virtual environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations. Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. VILT can be conducted synchronously or asynchronously. The term is also referred to as Virtual Classroom Training (VCT). VILT is one of the fastest growing methods of internet-based learning delivery.

VILT provides an engaging experience in which participants can connect with the content and interact with both the instructor and other classmates. Successful implementations, visible through high retention rates and satisfied learners, demonstrate that VILT delivery can be both effective and efficient.

Educational Services


Laerdal SimMan® Essential

Wireless technology makes SimMan flexible and mobile, allowing Cataldo to provide on-site training inside your facility.

    • Accessing the EMS System
    • Disaster Preparedness and Evacuation Drills
    • EMS System Orientation
    • First Responder Program
    • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction: Choke Saver
    • Healthcare Facility & EMS Provider Interface
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • OSHA Mandated Safety Courses
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Blood borne Pathogens
    • Substance Abuse Awareness
    • SIM Lab (An Interactive Patient Simulation mobile lab)
    • And More!

Customized Solutions to fit your needs.

Cataldo Ambulance Service is committed to working with your facility leadership to customize any course offerings needed for your staff development. Our programs are not limited to simply continuing education.

With our advanced equipment and experienced course designers, we are here to help you develop skills and evaluate processes and resources at your facility. We look forward to working together to assess your needs and to tailor a program to meet those needs while exceeding your service expectations.

Standard Course Details

4 hours

The CPR course is designed to provide rescuers the fundamental skills and confidence to perform CPR on adult, children, or infants. This course will teach participants how to recognize and alleviate airway obstructions, the proper use of an AED, and the signs, symptoms, and corrective action for a stroke or heart attack.

minimum 1 hour

This course is designed to increase staff feelings of competency in decision-making and effectiveness while responding to a code. In this class, participants will learn how to recognize emergency situations and how to define their role in a code situation. We will discuss performing the essential measures to treat patients during a code and how to best utilize the Chain of Group Dynamics in code situation. Participants will also be taught how to clearly provide effective hand-off communication to other healthcare team members. Performance feedback will be provided to your organization for compliance with JCAHO requirements.

30 minutes

This course is intended to teach the participant how to identify and treat a choking victim using Abdominal Thrusts. This program is recommended for food service personnel, and/or those working with high risk individuals.

minimum 2 hours

Utilizing IV Skills arms, nurses can gain confidence initiating an IV. We highly recommend that the facility provide the IV needles used inside the facility for training accuracy. Familiarity builds confidence and skill. We also recommend that the facility provide their current IV policies so the instructor can be on the same page with the students in terms of protocol.

timing varies

Exercises or drills provide several important benefits to any organization that uses them to prepare for its emergency response. In particular, they provide an organization a way to determine its readiness to respond to a crisis or disaster by clarifying any gaps or problems with existing policies and plans. This training drill will help administration and staff understand their roles during a disaster and will help to identify needs for other resources. You will walk away with valuable, and potentially life-saving, knowledge of modifications and improvements that need to be made to your existing plans based on the lessons learned during the drill. Conducting this drill will help facilities increase their overall preparedness for a real evacuation.