Medical Education

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CME Programs

Health Focus coordinates CME for LewisGale Medical Center campus lectures held the first Wednesday of each month at noon at LewisGale Education Center.  Lectures are open to all physicians in the valley and surrounding areas and are provided free of charge including lunch.

 

First started by Lewis-Gale Foundation in the late 1960’s with the Whitman lectures when Lewis-Gale was located in downtown Roanoke.  In the 1970’s bimonthly conferences were begun and in 1982 Lewis-Gale Consortium was formed and accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia.  The organization was formed with Lewis-Gale Foundation, Lewis-Gale Hospital and Lewis-Gale Clinic. These three organizations have remained the key components of what is now know as Continuing Medical Education Organization of Southwest Virginia.  Other members are Edward Via School of Osteopathy, LewisGale Alleghany, LewisGale Montgomery and LewisGale Pulaski.  Participating physicians earn continuing medical education credit of the American Medical Association necessary for Virginia licensure.

Health Focus coordinates CME for LewisGale Medical Center campus lectures held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 am at LewisGale Medical Center.  Lectures are open to all physicians and medical personnel in the valley and surrounding areas and are provided free of charge including meal.

 

One of the primary missions of Health Focus of Southwest Virginia is continuing medical education for local medical professionals. To that end, Health Focus offers the following medical education opportunities:

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CPR Classes

American Heart Association CPR certification classes. Two-year certification including CPR, basic life support, and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Child, infant, and adult techniques are taught in a variety of classes.

“The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the AHA.”

AHA Course Descriptions / Fees

Health Focus of Southwest Virginia administers American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or First Aid courses for the public, as well as private companies and organizations. American Heart Association course standards and training materials include the most recent medical advances and techniques in CPR, BLS and First Aid. All instructors are AHA approved and receive regular standards training.

Course fees include the student textbook, instructor fee and a two-year certification card. Certification cards are mailed to the students within thirty (30) days of course completion. Verification prior to the receipt of cards can be made through Health Focus of SWVA.

American Heart Association course standards and training materials were revised in 2016 to include the most recent medical advances and techniques in CPR, BLS and First Aid. All Health Focus instructors are AHA approved and receive regular standards training.

*Note: Micro-Masks are required for several of the courses provided by Health Focus of SW VA. Costs of the micro-masks are included in the per student costs. Class capacity is 8 students per instructor.

For more information, contact Laurie Gibbons at lgibbons@healthfocusswva.org or (540) 444-2925, Ext 200.

 

© 2020 by Health Focus of Southwest Virginia

Contact us:

Laurie E. Gibbons, CEO

lgibbons@HFSWVA.org

(540)444-2925

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