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Breath of Fresh Air - CPR & Healthcare Training



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40hr PCA - Days

$390

with Carrie Baldwin, RN

Calendar Jul 16, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Class Dates: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri; July 16th - July 20th ​(1 ​week)

Times: ​8:30am ​- ​4:30pm

Cost: ​$375 + $15 Registration Fee

The ​40hr ​Personal ​Care ​Aide ​program ​meets ​and ​exceeds ​Virginia ​Department ​of ​Social ​Services ​approved ​curriculum ​for ​direct ​patient ​care ​staff ​in ​licensed ​assisted ​living ​facilities. ​The ​course ​content ​instructs ​participant ​in ​assisting ​residents ​with ​activities ​of ​daily ​living, ​patient ​transfers, ​nutrition, ​oral ​& ​personal ​hygiene ​with ​hands-on ​training ​in ​our ​state-of-the-art ​skills ​laboratory.

The ​cost ​includes ​all ​supplies ​and ​the ​textbook ​for ​class.

​Certificate ​will ​be ​provided ​within ​14 ​business ​days ​upon ​successful ​completion ​of ​course.

Prerequisites: ​None

Class ​Duration: ​Usually ​5-Days ​(possibly ​10hr, ​4-Day ​classes ​offered ​occasionally)

Employment ​Opportunities: ​Assisted ​Living, ​Adult ​Day ​Care, ​Private ​Duty, ​Personal ​Companion

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 2 payments of $120.00, paid every two weeks

40hr PCA - Days

$390

with Teresa Mason, RN

Calendar Aug 20, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Class Dates: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri; August 20th - August 24th ​(1 ​week)

Times: ​8:30am ​- ​4:30pm

Cost: ​$375 + $15 Registration Fee

The ​40hr ​Personal ​Care ​Aide ​program ​meets ​and ​exceeds ​Virginia ​Department ​of ​Social ​Services ​approved ​curriculum ​for ​direct ​patient ​care ​staff ​in ​licensed ​assisted ​living ​facilities. ​The ​course ​content ​instructs ​participant ​in ​assisting ​residents ​with ​activities ​of ​daily ​living, ​patient ​transfers, ​nutrition, ​oral ​& ​personal ​hygiene ​with ​hands-on ​training ​in ​our ​state-of-the-art ​skills ​laboratory.

The ​cost ​includes ​all ​supplies ​and ​the ​textbook ​for ​class.

​Certificate ​will ​be ​provided ​within ​14 ​business ​days ​upon ​successful ​completion ​of ​course.

Prerequisites: ​None

Class ​Duration: ​Usually ​5-Days ​(possibly ​10hr ​weekend ​classes ​offered ​occasionally)

Employment ​Opportunities: ​Assisted ​Living, ​Adult ​Day ​Care, ​Private ​Duty, ​Personal ​Companion

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 2 payments of $120.00, paid every four weeks
40hr PCA - Nights
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40hr PCA - Nights

$390

with Teresa Mason, RN

Calendar Jun 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Class Dates: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri; June 25th - July 6th ​(2 ​weeks)

Times: ​6:00pm ​- ​10:00pm

Cost: ​$375 + $15 Registration Fee

The ​40hr ​Personal ​Care ​Aide ​program ​meets ​and ​exceeds ​Virginia ​Department ​of ​Social ​Services ​approved ​curriculum ​for ​direct ​patient ​care ​staff ​in ​licensed ​assisted ​living ​facilities. ​The ​course ​content ​instructs ​participant ​in ​assisting ​residents ​with ​activities ​of ​daily ​living, ​patient ​transfers, ​nutrition, ​oral ​& ​personal ​hygiene ​with ​hands-on ​training ​in ​our ​state-of-the-art ​skills ​laboratory.

The ​cost ​includes ​all ​supplies ​and ​the ​textbook ​for ​class.

​Certificate ​will ​be ​provided ​within ​14 ​business ​days ​upon ​successful ​completion ​of ​course.

Prerequisites: ​None

Class ​Duration: ​Usually ​5-Days ​(possibly ​10hr weekend ​classes ​offered ​occasionally)

Employment ​Opportunities: ​Assisted ​Living, ​Adult ​Day ​Care, ​Private ​Duty, ​Personal ​Companion

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 3 payments of $80.00, paid weekly
40hr PCA - Weekends
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40hr PCA - Weekends

$390

with Teresa Mason, RN

Calendar Jun 30, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

Class Dates: Sat-Sun; June 30th - July 8th ​(2 ​weekends)

Times: ​8:00am ​- ​6:30pm

Cost: ​$375 + $15 Registration Fee

The ​40hr ​Personal ​Care ​Aide ​program ​meets ​and ​exceeds ​Virginia ​Department ​of ​Social ​Services ​approved ​curriculum ​for ​direct ​patient ​care ​staff ​in ​licensed ​assisted ​living ​facilities. ​The ​course ​content ​instructs ​participant ​in ​assisting ​residents ​with ​activities ​of ​daily ​living, ​patient ​transfers, ​nutrition, ​oral ​& ​personal ​hygiene ​with ​hands-on ​training ​in ​our ​state-of-the-art ​skills ​laboratory.

The ​cost ​includes ​all ​supplies ​and ​the ​textbook ​for ​class.

​Certificate ​will ​be ​provided ​within ​14 ​business ​days ​upon ​successful ​completion ​of ​course.

Prerequisites: ​None

Class ​Duration: ​Usually ​5-Days ​(possibly ​10hr weekend ​classes ​offered ​occasionally)

Employment ​Opportunities: ​Assisted ​Living, ​Adult ​Day ​Care, ​Private ​Duty, ​Personal ​Companion

Payment plan available: $150 deposit plus 3 payments of $80.00, paid weekly

4hr Medication Aide Refresher

$75

with Teresa Mason, RN

Calendar Jun 27, 2018 at 9 am

Required ​annual ​continuing ​education ​for ​Registered ​Medication ​Aides ​(68hr ​– ​Assisted ​Living) ​and ​required ​every ​3 ​years ​for ​non-registered ​Medication ​Technicians ​(32hr ​Medication ​Technicians ​in ​Adult ​Day ​Cares, ​Adolescent ​Group ​Homes, ​Correctional ​Facilities). ​

Topics ​covered ​include ​but ​are ​not ​limited ​to ​updates ​on ​regulations, ​medication ​administration, ​insulin ​administration, ​patient ​safety, ​facility ​specific ​topics. 

Certificate ​will ​be ​provided ​within ​14 ​Business ​Days ​(count ​ONLY ​Monday ​through ​Friday ​non-holidays) ​ONLY ​upon ​successful ​completion ​of ​the ​course. 

Pre-requisites: ​Registered ​Medication ​Aide, ​Medication ​Aide 

Class ​Duration: ​4 ​Hours 

Certification ​Years: ​1

4hr Medication Aide Refresher

$75

with Teresa Mason, RN

Calendar Jul 25, 2018 at 9 am

Required ​annual ​continuing ​education ​for ​Registered ​Medication ​Aides ​(68hr ​– ​Assisted ​Living) ​and ​required ​every ​3 ​years ​for ​non-registered ​Medication ​Technicians ​(32hr ​Medication ​Technicians ​in ​Adult ​Day ​Cares, ​Adolescent ​Group ​Homes, ​Correctional ​Facilities). ​

Topics ​covered ​include ​but ​are ​not ​limited ​to ​updates ​on ​regulations, ​medication ​administration, ​insulin ​administration, ​patient ​safety, ​facility ​specific ​topics. 

Certificate ​will ​be ​provided ​within ​14 ​Business ​Days ​(count ​ONLY ​Monday ​through ​Friday ​non-holidays) ​ONLY ​upon ​successful ​completion ​of ​the ​course. 

Pre-requisites: ​Registered ​Medication ​Aide, ​Medication ​Aide 

Class ​Duration: ​4 ​Hours 

Certification ​Years: ​1

68hr Medication Aide - Days

$600

with Carrie Baldwin, RN

Calendar Jun 25, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Dates: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri; June 25th - July 6th (2 weeks)

Times: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $585 + $15 Registration Fee

The 68hr Medication Administration Course is a Virginia Board of Nursing approved program. The course instructs participant how to administer & assist resident in self-administering medications, including blood sugar checks & insulin injections, in the assisted living environment.

There are 68 hours of training, consisting of 48 hours of classroom training and 20 hours of clinical training in various assisted living facilities, to assist in Medication Management and Administration in assisted living facilities.

The cost includes the textbook, 1 set of scrubs*, and all classroom materials. 
*For classes at Breath of Fresh Air location only.

Certificate will be provided within 14 Business Days (count ONLY Monday through Friday non-holidays) ONLY upon successful completion of the course.

Not Included: - Students will be eligible to apply to Virginia Board of Nursing ($50) and the examination at PSI ($70) to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA).

Students will also receive a complimentary "4hr Medication Aide Refresher Class" within 60 days’ completion of the course as a review prior to taking their Virginia Board of Nursing Medication Aide competency test.

Prerequisites: A certificate of completion from one of the following:

  • Virginia Department of Social Services approved 40hr Direct Patient Care program
  • Virginia Medicaid approved 40hr Personal Care Assistant certificate
  • Virginia Board of Nursing approved Nurse Aide certificate

Additional Requirements:

  1. Current PPD (TB) Test or Chest X-Ray ($25 to $45)
  2. Current Criminal Background Check from the Virginia State Police ($15 or more)
  3. Wrist watch with a sweep second hand (inexpensive - $10 to $20)
  4. Black shoes & Black Socks
    ** Must be vinyl or leather (leak-proof) & be closed top, toe & back ** No canvas or slip-ons, mules, clogs, lace-ups, etc...
  5. Virginia Board of Nursing Application ($50) and PSI Examination ($70)
Payment plan available: $300 deposit plus 3 payments of $100.00, paid weekly

68hr Medication Aide - Days

$600

with Teresa Mason, RN

Calendar Jul 23, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Dates: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri; July 23rd - August 3rd (2 weeks)

Times: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: $585 + $15 Registration Fee

The 68hr Medication Administration Course is a Virginia Board of Nursing approved program. The course instructs participant how to administer & assist resident in self-administering medications, including blood sugar checks & insulin injections, in the assisted living environment.

There are 68 hours of training, consisting of 48 hours of classroom training and 20 hours of clinical training in various assisted living facilities, to assist in Medication Management and Administration in assisted living facilities.

The cost includes the textbook, 1 set of scrubs*, and all classroom materials. 
*For classes at Breath of Fresh Air location only.

Certificate will be provided within 14 Business Days (count ONLY Monday through Friday non-holidays) ONLY upon successful completion of the course.

Not Included: - Students will be eligible to apply to Virginia Board of Nursing ($50) and the examination at PSI ($70) to become a Registered Medication Aide (RMA).

Students will also receive a complimentary "4hr Medication Aide Refresher Class" within 60 days’ completion of the course as a review prior to taking their Virginia Board of Nursing Medication Aide competency test.

Prerequisites: A certificate of completion from one of the following:

  • Virginia Department of Social Services approved 40hr Direct Patient Care program
  • Virginia Medicaid approved 40hr Personal Care Assistant certificate
  • Virginia Board of Nursing approved Nurse Aide certificate

Additional Requirements:

  1. Current PPD (TB) Test or Chest X-Ray ($25 to $45)
  2. Current Criminal Background Check from the Virginia State Police ($15 or more)
  3. Wrist watch with a sweep second hand (inexpensive - $10 to $20)
  4. Black shoes & Black Socks
    ** Must be vinyl or leather (leak-proof) & be closed top, toe & back ** No canvas or slip-ons, mules, clogs, lace-ups, etc...
  5. Virginia Board of Nursing Application ($50) and PSI Examination ($70)
Payment plan available: $300 deposit plus 3 payments of $100.00, paid every two weeks




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