Life Support Education
The Department of Life Support Education offers basic and advanced resuscitation courses for Wake Forest Baptist employees, as well as interested individuals from the community.
Our dedicated staff is committed to providing individuals with the latest evidence-based resuscitation education available. Our courses provide participants with up-to-date information and hands on practice according to the most current American Heart Association recommendations for Emergency Cardiac Care.
What's New in 2017?
Stop the Bleed Course
The Bleeding Control Basic Course is designed for individuals who have little or no medical training but who may be called upon as immediate responders to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control to a victim of traumatic injury prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS)or in an austere environment.
Classes will be held in Life Support Education from 11:30am -12:30pm on the following days:
August 24 September 14 October 4 October 26
Click here to Register for Stop the Bleed Course
The American Heart Association (AHA) updated guidelines
Life Support Education is implementing a new BLS agenda starting January 3rd 2017. These agenda changes are required by the AHA and will include the elimination of all BLS Update/Refresher courses. This means that every Basic Life Support class offered will be referred to as a BLS Provider Course. Another option for receiving a BLS Certificate is by taking the HeartCode BLS, formerly referred to as BLS e-Learning.
With this change, the BLS Course length will be 3 hours. The main addition to the BLS Course is a focus on team dynamics. Individual skills are highly important in order to be able to provide adequate care as a team. For this reason the new agenda will be revised to most efficiently provide the perfect balance between these two areas of importance.
Life Support Education staff is teaching the 2015 AHA Guidelines for BLS, ACLS, and PALS. These guidelines are based on the most current and comprehensive review of resuscitation science, systems, protocols, and education. Detailed Information about 2015 Guideline updates can be found on the AHA website at https://eccguidelines.heart.org/index.php/circulation/cpr-ecc-guidelines. View the AHA Guidelines for each disipline through the following links.
2015 BLS Guidelines
2015 ACLS Guidelines
2015 PALS Guidelines
Bringing Children to Class
Please do not bring children to class with you. We do not have facilities to accommodate this and some of the content related to resuscitation may not be appropriate for children. Imagine if all 32 students brought a child to class with them. This is a liability issue for us and if you bring your child to class, we will ask you to reschedule for another class.
Inclement Weather Policy
Because much preparation goes into scheduling the dates for our classes at Life Support Education, we do not cancel classes for inclement weather unless extreme circumstances are present. There are very few days that we are not holding some type of class in our classrooms; therefore, rescheduling a canceled class would be virtually impossible. However, due to the distance many students drive to attend our classes, we realize that not all students will be able to attend a class in hazardous weather conditions. If this is the case, please call (336-716-2800) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) us as soon as possible and we will reschedule you for a future class.
In the unlikely event that classes are canceled, we will make every effort to post a notice either on this website or on our voicemail (336-716-2800).
Life Support Education
Floor South Building)
Baptist Medical Center
in Patient/Visitor Parking Deck B off of Medical Center Blvd.
- Park on Orange Level
if possible (or go to Ground level once inside Hospital).
- Enter into the Janeway
Tower and travel through to Reynolds Tower on Ground Floor.
- Go down the hall past Chick-Fila to the West Elevators.
- Take the West Elevators
to the third floor.
- Go right
when you exit the elevator, and then go left
towards South Building.
- Travel all the way down the hall towards the
Black carpet with Green accents (South Building).
- Continue walking forward
and at the end you will enter Life Support Education.