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Life Support Training Center

About This Location

All classes take place at 2301 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 203, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Course Offerings and Descriptions

MWHC Associates and Healthcare Providers Training Courses:

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS): This course builds on the foundation of BLS and the importance of high-quality CPR. This advanced course emphasizes effective teamwork, post-cardiac arrest care and integrated systems of care. The course is available as classroom-based or eLearning. Must be an EMT-I level or above to register.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): This course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach emergency management and treatment of pediatric respiratory and cardiac arrest. The course is available as classroom-based or eLearning. Must be an EMT-I or above to register.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers: Students providing healthcare to patients in in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings should take this course. The course also provides instruction on how to effectively perform CPR in a healthcare setting. Rescuers who want to learn more about performing 1-or 2-rescuer CPR for adult, child, and infant victims can also take this course.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Renewal: This course for those students who need to renew their current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification.
  • Heartsaver AED: This classroom course is led by an instructor with the usage of videos. The course teaches students the basics of handling adult choking. Using the AHA’s proven Practice-While-Watching technique, instructors are able to watch the students, offer constructive criticism, and direct the students’ skill acquisition.
  • Heartsaver First Aid: This classroom course is led by a teacher with the help of videos. Students are taught how to respond to an emergency and how to handle basic situations and scenarios including sprains, bleeding, shock, and broken bones, until EMS is able to arrive.
  • Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED: This class instructs students in the critical skills necessary to successfully manage choking, first aid, or sudden cardiac arrest emergencies until EMS is able to arrive. Students study how to manage broken bones, sprains, shock, bleeding, and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches AED use and adult CPR.
  • S.T.A.B.L.E: Students are instructed on how to provide neonatal stabilization in a wide variety of settings: complex hospital environments, community hospitals, emergency rooms, and birth centers. Neonatal resuscitation background required.
  • ECG & Pharmacology Course: Students are taught about electrophysiology, basic arrhythmias, normal ECG measurements, and the appropriate drug administration within the ACLS algorithms in an instructor-led, classroom-based course.

Community Training Courses:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS): This course provides instruction on how to effectively perform CPR for those who want to learn more about performing 1-or 2-rescuer CPR for adult, child, and infant victims can also take this course.
  • Hands Only CPR
  • Heartsaver AED: This classroom course is led by an instructor with the usage of videos. The course teaches students the basics of handling adult choking. Using the AHA’s proven Practice-While-Watching technique, instructors are able to watch the students, offer constructive criticism, and direct the students’ skill acquisition.
  • Heartsaver First Aid: This classroom course is led by a teacher with the help of videos. Students are taught how to respond to an emergency and how to handle basic situations and scenarios including sprains, bleeding, shock, and broken bones, until EMS is able to arrive.
  • Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED: This classroom course instructs students in the critical skills necessary to successfully manage choking, first aid, or sudden cardiac arrest emergencies until EMS is able to arrive. Students study how to manage broken bones, sprains, shock, bleeding, and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches AED use and adult CPR.

*E-learning courses are available (i.e., ACLS, PALS, CPR and First Aid). For information concerning e-learning courses, please contact the Main Training Center at 540.741.1585.

When registering for classes, please have payment information ready. We accept cash, check or credit card. Once payment has been received, you will receive your course materials. For your convenience, payment may be made over the phone. Upon successful completion of course, the student will receive their certification card. Certification cards must be renewed every 2 years.

To request information regarding classes offered by the Mary Washington Healthcare Life Support Training Center, please contact our office at 540.741.1585.

Course Dates (BLS Provider, BLS Blended Learning, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver with First Aid & AED)

Registration Forms:

MWHC Associates Only:

Where can you find us?

Payment & registration for a class must be made at the MWHC American Heart Association Training Center Office, located at 2301 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 102, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone at 540.741.1585.