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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 at Janeway Tower, 8th Floor, Conference Room in Physical Therapy and Rehab from 2:00pm-2:30pm.

Please contact Shawn Griffin at (336) 716-0685 or for information.

Click here to Register for Stop the Bleed Course

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 ( 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).

Directions to Life Support Education by Location

Winston Salem Campus
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Directions from Employee Parking:

  1.  Park in Employee Parking off  Hawthorne Rd.
  2.  Go to Level 1 and go towards Pedestrian Bridge.
  3.  Follow Pedestrian Bridge into Gray Building.
  4. Go down the hall and take a left before Carpenter Library.
  5. Go past Davis Chapel and take the Watlington Elevators to the third floor.
  6. Go right when you exit the elevator, and then go left towards South Building.
  7. Travel all the way down the hall towards the Black carpet with Green accents (South Building).
  8. Continue walking forward and at the end you will enter Life Support Education.

Directions from Patient / Visitor Parking:

  1. Park in Patient/Visitor Parking Deck B off of Medical Center Blvd.
  2. Park on Orange Level if possible (or go to Ground level once inside Hospital)
  3. Enter into the Janeway Tower and travel through to Reynolds Tower on Ground Floor.
  4. Go down the hall past the Chick-Fil-A to the West Elevators
  5. Take the West Elevators to the third floor.
  6. Go right when you exit the elevator, and then go left towards South Building.
  7. Travel all the way down the hall towards the Black carpet with Green accents (South Building).
  8. Continue walking forward and at the end you will enter Life Support Education.

Lexington Campus

Lexington Medical Center

250 Hospital Drive

Lexington, NC 27292

    Directions to Education Center Classroom:

    1. On Hospital Drive, go straight into Visitor Parking Lot.
    2. Take a left into Visitor Parking (hospital main entrance on the right).
    3. Park on the far end of the Visitors’ Parking Lot BEFORE you get to Employee Parking.  You will see a circular drive and a sign on the right for the Education Center.
    4. Take the sidewalk to the right of the Education Center sign.
    5. Take a left when the sidewalk forks.
    6. Enter the glass door. You will be in the Hospital Cafeteria.
    7. Go through the Live Well Center. This is the first door (only door) on your left.
    8. The education classrooms will be straight through into the hallway.

    Davie Campus

    Davie Medical Center

    329 NC HWY 801

    Advance, NC 27006

    Directions to Classroom:

    1. Take I-40 to exit 180 to NC 801 North.
    2. Take a Left at stoplight.
    3. Take a right at the first entrance towards Plaza One.
    4. Park in front of Plaza One.
    5. Go through Main glass doors.
    6. Straight ahead on your left are the elevators.
    7. Go up to the 4th Floor.
    8. Go through the glass door.
    9. Classrooms are on the left.


    Quick Reference

    Life Support Education
    Kathy Nelson

    Phone 336-716-2005
    Fax 336-716-5927

    Contact Kathy

    Mikell White
    Education Systems Specialist

    Phone 336-716-2800
    Fax 336-716-5927

    Contact Mikell


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