About Emergency University
Emergency University revolutionized the healthcare training industry when
it became the first company in 1997 to offer nationally accredited web-based
Adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation
In 1991, Emergency University's program methodology and recommendations were adopted by California's
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as statewide guidelines for training, reporting and quality assurance
"Dr. Braun's [Emergency University's] leadership in preparing persons to deal
expertly with medical emergencies...is outstanding..."
Working extensively with San Francisco Giants, local communities and the
media, Emergency University staff developed large scale community
events, such as Save-a-Life Saturday at Candlestick Park, Save-a-Life Sunday
at the San Francisco Zoo, and CPR training to elementary, middle school,
and high school students throughout California to reach all sectors of
the public in the emergency health care system.
For the San Francisco Giants, Emergency University staff established an internal emergency response plan in Candlestick Park.
"Because of Dr. Braun's [Emergency University's] program, I can safely say that
the SF Giants have achieved the kind of medical response we can be proud of."
San Francisco Giants Vice President
Emergency University staff designed, launched and tested the first large urban automated
external defibrillation (AED) program in the United States in the city of San Francisco
in 1989, doubling survival from cardiac arrest. EU staff trained thousands of non-medical
personnel to use the automated external defibrillator in both the private sector -
from single, small business units to high-rise multiplex settings, and in the public sector –
from the streets to public arenas.
Our decades of experience in defibrillation training allow us to focus our emergency training
curriculum on the essential information needed to operate a defibrillator safely and
effectively - not on providing a medical degree to your employees.
Developed by medical professionals and innovative educators from the University of
California San Francisco and Stanford University Medical Center, Emergency
University's clinically based training courses reflect decades of experience
with real life-threatening emergencies and actual AED program management
"Dr. Braun [Emergency University] has a long history of producing exemplary
training programs in California. The transfer of her expertise and the Center's technology
to the schools and community is an outstanding public service."
Former San Francisco Mayor
Emergency University staff have provided quarterly re-certification skills to AED operators
for over a decade, while studying the effectiveness and safety record for over 3000 cardiac
arrest events managed by non-medical personnel.
Thanks to Dr. Braun's [Emergency University's] tireless efforts, the number
of San Francisco residents able to perform CPR in an emergency has tripled to 25%."
David Soffa, MD
San Francisco Medical Society President