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Click on a class below to begin the enrollment process:

Prior to class:

This is a blended course, you must complete the online portion prior to your class. Access the course catalog at https://onlineaha.org/  to register for HeartCode BLS (cost $28.50) online portion. If you have issues accessing the website, please copy and paste link into Google Chrome. Complete the online course and obtain the certificate. Bring the certificate with you to class. Certificates are only good for 60 days. If you show up to the class without the certificate, you will not be allowed in the class and you will be charged a no show fee (see terms and conditions for more details).

 

About the class:

Class duration is 70 minutes. No "Drop In" students will be allowed, all students must be registered for the class. Children of attendees are not allowed. CPR eCards are issued within 20 business days after class completion. Participants will receive an email from the American Heart Association (AHA) with instructions on how to claim their cards. Reimbursement of online portion fee ($28.50) may be requested through employee's manager. Slip provided after class must be provided to your manager as proof of course completion until your eCard is available. If you took the online portion and had to pay $28.50, your manager will give you a petty cash slip to take to the cashier for reimbursement.

Location:

BLS Classes are held at our Carlin Springs Campus located at 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204

 

Cancellations:

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION CALL 703-558-5284, LEAVE A MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER, OR YOU CAN EMAIL vhceducation@virginiahospitalcenter.com 

 

Terms and Conditions for BLS:

VHC Employees – if BLS is required for current position: employee will pay $28.50 for online portion, which will be reimbursed after successful completion of the classroom portion; there is no charge for the classroom portion unless the employees fails to attend or does not provide at least 72 hours’ notice of cancelation.  Failure to attend or cancel before 72 hours will result in a $35 deduction from the next paycheck.

VHC Employees – if BLS is not required for current position: employee will pay $28.50 for online portion, which will not be reimbursed; there is a $35 charge for the classroom portion, due at time of registration. Failure to attend or cancel before 72 hours will result in a $35 deduction from the next paycheck.

Non-VHC Employees – Payment due at time of registration. There will be no refund if the participant fails to attend or cancels less than 72 hours in advance.

First day of 2 day course sponsored by American Heart Association to attain skill in responding to emergency situations.
Contact Audrey Short at 6850 (pager 3191) or ashort@virginiahospitalcenter.com for questions.
Provider manual is required. VHC employees may borrow a manual from the Staff Development office, located in Zone C (1701 building), next to classroom 3.  
 
ACLS Provider Manuals are also available for purchase in English, Spanish, Portugese, German and ebooks English and Spanish through AHA distributors including www.channing-bete.com or www.laerdal.com.  
Advance preparation expected including achievement of 70% on pre-test and evidence of completion-certificate or picture of certificate brought to class.
The target audience for ACLS Provider Courses are those who respond to medical emergencies including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists.
 
Prior knowledge of basic arrhythmias, current BLS is required.
12.0 contact hours provided for successful completion of the 2 day program.
 
You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.
 
 

Terms and Conditions for ACLS:

VHC Employees - ACLS required for current position: will not be charged a course fee unless they fail to attend or cancel with more than 2 weeks’ notice. Failure to attend or cancel will result in 125.00 (2 day course) or 75.00 (one day renewal) being deducted from your next paycheck.

VHC Employees - ACLS not required for current position: payment due at time of registration. Cost for employees is 125.00 (2 day course) or 75.00 (one day renewal). Reimbursement for cancellation is limited to 2 weeks’ notice.

Non-VHC Employees - Payment due at time of registration. Cost for 2 day course is 325.00. One day renewal is 225.00. Reimbursement for cancellation is limited to 2 weeks’ notice.

 
**Note: ACLS renewal courses are also offered. Speak with Audrey to determine which course to take.
Virginia Hospital Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center 's Commission on Accreditation
One day course sponsored by the American Heart Association to update ACLS knowledge and skills. The target audience for ACLS Provider Courses are those who respond to medical emergencies including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists.
Current ACLS Provider status is expected for renewal courses.
 
Must agree to terms and conditions during registration process.
 
ACLS Provider Manual is required. VHC employees may borrow a manual from the Staff Development office, located in Zone C (1701 building), next to classroom 3.  
 
ACLS Provider Manuals are also available for purchase in English, Spanish, Portugese, German and ebooks English and Spanish through AHA distributors including www.channing-bete.com or www.laerdal.com.
Advance preparation expected including achievement of 70% on pre-test and evidence of completion-certificate or picture of certificate brought to class.
 
 
Contact Audrey Short at 6850 (pager 3191) or ashort@virginiahospitalcenter.com for questions.
 
You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.

Terms and Conditions for ACLS:

VHC Employees - ACLS required for current position: will not be charged a course fee unless they fail to attend or cancel with more than 2 weeks’ notice. Failure to attend or cancel will result in 125.00 (2 day course) or 75.00 (one day renewal) being deducted from your next paycheck.

VHC Employees - ACLS not required for current position: payment due at time of registration. Cost for employees is 125.00 (2 day course) or 75.00 (one day renewal). Reimbursement for cancellation is limited to 2 weeks’ notice.

Non-VHC Employees - Payment due at time of registration. Cost for 2 day course is 325.00. One day renewal is 225.00. Reimbursement for cancellation is limited to 2 weeks’ notice.

Basic Dysrhythmia - a 2-Day course


The course is designed for acute care staff with no or minimal experience in measuring and interpreting EKG rhythm.

** Priority is given to staff members who are required to demonstrate competence in recognition of arrhythmias per their role and unit/department.**

 **You are not allowed to self-enroll if you do not have manager approval. No exceptions. Falsification of manager approval will result in payroll deduction for the full cost of the course.**

Course expectations are:

  • Approval from the PCD or manager
  • The course will be cancelled 2 weeks prior to the event if there is low registration (less than 4 people). The participants will be notified by email
  • Completion of assigned work between the first and second class
  • Attainment of defined level of skill by successfully passing written test at the end of the course. Remediation provided as needed
  • Basic Dys book is distributed on the first day of class

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION CALL 703-558-5284, LEAVE A MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER, OR YOU CAN EMAIL vhceducation@virginiahospitalcenter.com 

14.5 contact hours provided for successful completion of the 2 day program. 

You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.

Terms and Conditions for Basic Dysrhythmia Course:

The schedule is subject to change based on urgent needs in departments. If you are notified of a change, we will work to accomodate you in the next scheduled class. 

VHC Employees – Rhythm interpretation is required for current position: will not be charged the course fee unless they fail to attend with less than 2 weeks’ notice and approval of the Basic Dysrhythmia Course Coordinator. Failure to attend will result in 75.00 being deducted from the next paycheck.

VHC Employees – Rhythm interpretation is not required for current position: payment due at time of registration. Cost for employees is 75.00. Reimbursement for cancellation is limited to 2 weeks’ notice and approval of the Basic Dysrhythmia Course Coordinator.

Non-VHC Employees - Payment due at time of registration. Cost for 2 day course is 200.00. Reimbursement for cancellation is limited to 2 weeks’ notice and approval of the Basic Dysrhythmia Course Coordinator.

Dysrhytmia Books – 75.00 dollars will be automatically deducted from the next paycheck if the attendee fails to return the loaned course book and calipers within one week after the 2nd day of the course. After the paycheck has been deducted, there will be no opportunity for reimbursement or refund.

Course Description:

The Charge Nurse Academy is a 6 hour session designed to prepare experienced nurses with or without charge nurse experience for the role of the charge nurse at Virginia Hospital Center.  The class focuses on communication, conflict resolution, delegation, generational differences, the different resources that charge nurses have throughout the hospital, as well staffing and budgetary introductions.  We allow 20 students in each class, and provide opportunities for break out activities, role play, and discussion.  Manager approval is required for the course, and 5 contact hours are provided. You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.

About the Class:

Please arrive early and be in your seat at the start time of the class. You will not be allowed late entry. No "Drop In" students will be allowed, all students must be registered for the class. Children of attendees are not allowed. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be given a link to complete a survey. A  Contact Hour certificate of completion will be emailed to you, which can be uploaded to PEEPS.

 Location:

Carlin Springs Classroom 1

(601 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204)

Terms and Conditions:

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL shartmus@virginiahospitalcenter.com  

This class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment, if this occurs, you will be given a minimum of 48 hours notice.

VHC Employees – Failure to attend or cancel 72 hours prior to the class will result in a cancellation fee of 60.00 dollars being deducted from your VHC paycheck.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is for advancement in the Clinical Technician Ladder. Prior to enrolling in this course you must have your immediate supervisor's approval and meet the performance requirements on the ladder (see link below).

Prior to class:

This is a blended course, you must complete the online portion prior to your class. Access HealthStream and search in the catalog for VHC_Clinical Technician II Core. If you have difficulty accessing HealthStream please contact the HealthStream Administrator at extension #1063.Complete the online course and obtain the certificate. Bring the certificate with you to class. If you show up to the class without the certificate, you will not be allowed in the class and you will be charged a no show fee (see terms and conditions for more details). 

About the class:

Please arrive early and be in your seat at the start time of the class. You will not be allowed late entry. No "Drop In" students will be allowed, all students must be registered for the class. Children of attendees are not allowed. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be given a certificate of completion that you may upload into PEEPS. 

The Clinical Technician II Course is a hands-on learning experience. During the course you will come into close contact with others and be exposed to potentially sensitive topics related to human anatomy. 

Location:

Classroom 3, Zone C (Green Zone - 1701 Building), 1st Floor

 

You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.

Terms and Conditions:

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL lminehart@virginiahospitalcenter.com 

Terms and Conditions for Clinical Tech 2 Class:

This class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment, if this occurs, you will be given a minimum of 48 hours notice.

VHC Employees – Failure to attend or cancel 72 hours prior to the class will result in a cancellation fee of 37.00 dollars being deducted from your VHC paycheck.

 

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is for advancement in the Clinical Technician Ladder. Prior to enrolling in this course you must have your immediate supervisor's approval and meet the performance requirements on the ladder (see link below).

Prior to class:

This is a blended course, you must complete the online portion prior to your class. Access HealthStream and search in the catalog for VHC_Clinical Technician III Core. If you have difficulty accessing HealthStream please contact the HealthStream Administrator at extension #1063.Complete the online course and obtain the certificate. Bring the certificate with you to class. If you show up to the class without the certificate, you will not be allowed in the class and you will be charged a no show fee (see terms and conditions for more details). 

About the class:

Please arrive early and be in your seat at the start time of the class. You will not be allowed late entry. No "Drop In" students will be allowed, all students must be registered for the class. Children of attendees are not allowed. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be given a certificate of completion that you may upload into PEEPS. 

The Clinical Technician III Course is a hands-on learning experience. During the course you will come into close contact with others and be exposed to potentially sensitive topics related to human anatomy. You will also come into contact with bodily fluids and practice essential skills on partners, such as IV placement. 

Location:

Classroom 3, Zone C (Green Zone - 1701 Building), 1st Floor

 

You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.

Cancellations:

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL lminehart@virginiahospitalcenter.com 

 

Terms and Conditions:

This class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment, if this occurs, you will be given a minimum of 48 hours notice.

VHC Employees – Failure to attend or cancel 72 hours prior to the class will result in a cancellation fee of 75.00 dollars being deducted from your VHC paycheck.

 

 

Course Description:

The preceptor course is a 4 hour session designed to prepare nurses to help new employees transition to their unit and to help new graduates transition to their roles. The class focuses on the following topics:

Roles of the Nurse Preceptor, Teaching and Learning Styles, Adult Learning Principals, Generational Connections, Benner’s Novice to Expert Skill Acquisition, How to give Feedback, Conflict Communication and Tools and Resources for the Preceptor. Manager approval is required and a pre-learning healthstream module must be completed, which also includes a Learning Style Assessment (VARK).

The class is limited to 20 for small group break out activities and discussion. 3.9 contact hours are awarded.

You will be clocking in and out while attending this course. It is your responsibility to ensure your unit work schedule reflects your registration. Working the night preceding or following this course will prohibit you from attending and you will be turned away at the door.

About the Class:

Prior to class, you must self-assign and complete the Healthstream module called  VIRGINIA HOSPITAL CENTER – PRECEPTOR BASICS. Be sure to follow the link in this module to complete the VARK Learning Style Assessment.

Please arrive early and be in your seat at the start time of the class. You will not be allowed late entry. No "Drop In" students will be allowed, all students must be registered for the class. Children of attendees are not allowed. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be given a link to complete a survey. A  Contact Hour certificate of completion will be emailed to you, which can be uploaded to PEEPS.

Location:

VHC Main Campus Classroom 3

Terms and Conditions:

TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION PLEASE EMAIL klewis@virginiahospitalcenter.com 

This class may be cancelled due to lack of enrollment, if this occurs, you will be given a minimum of 48 hours notice.

VHC Employees – Failure to attend or cancel 72 hours prior to the class will result in a cancellation fee of 40.00 dollars being deducted from your VHC paycheck.

About This Class

The American Heart Association's Family & Friend's CPR course is an instructor led, video-based class that teaches the following skills: Adult Hands-Only CPR ; Child CPR with breaths; Use of an AED; Infant CPR; Mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. NO course completion card/certificate.

Anyone may take this course. It is recommended for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job/other requirements. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and anyone interested in learning how to save a life. CPR training sessions involve close physical contact with other students.

Registration fee covers up to 2 people

Fees for these courses do not represent income to the American Heart Association.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refunds / Cancellations are only given for medical reasons stated in a physician’s note, or if classes are cancelled by the CPR Program Office due to insufficient enrollment, overbooked enrollment, or inclement weather.

Virginia Hospital Center will be happy to accommodate class transfer requests 14 days prior to class date. Please see below for Class Transfers Policy.

Class Transfers Policy

Virginia Hospital Center will be happy to accommodate class transfer requests 14 days prior to class date. All Participants are entitled to ONE class transfer within SIX MONTHS of the original class date. No repeated transfers will be allowed.

Directions & Parking

Virginia Hospital Center’s Carlin Springs Health Pavilion (Urgent Care) located at:
601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

  • As you enter the complex, at the stop sign take the slight left – and go diagonally across - into the patient/visitor parking area. You will first see spaces reserved for Bright Horizon’s Childcare, but the lot opens up to general parking as you go further back.
  • Enter through the Urgent Care covered entrance and follow the signs to HIS Center or "Community CPR" to the Education Classroom.
  • Parking is free.

Contact Info

Please email us at cpr@virginiahospitalcenter.com or call 703.558.6630 with any questions.