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Professional courses

Professional CoursesCook Children's fosters continued growth of great physicians, nurses and other health care professionals through continuing education on a variety of health care topics.

Educational events, such as weekly Grand Rounds and annual conferences, offer health care professionals opportunities to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing medical education or continuing nursing education hours at the same time.

Our professional education programs also offer certification and recertification courses in all American Heart Association courses such as Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. We also offer certification courses for trauma nurses, emergency nurses, and chemotherapy providers.

Video Grand Rounds

Through Video Grand Rounds, Cook Children's provides busy physicians an opportunity to receive continuing medical education on a variety of health care topics when and where it is convenient. These educational offerings are recorded from the Tuesday grand rounds and provide all heath care professionals an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing medical education credit at the same time.

Distance learning

Cook Children's offers distance learning for students and school nurses. These video conferences and webcasts assist educators in providing timely information to students in our community about safety and help children understand what to expect if they come to our emergency or surgery departments. School nurses can also participate in webcasts on topics of special interest to them and receive continuing nursing education credits.

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(Webcast) Physical Therapy Quiz: How Ethical Are You? 7 Easy StepsThis course is relevant to the practice of physical therapy based on: providing theoretical decision making tools for challenging ethical situations in physical therapy; reviewing and discussing ehtical and professional code of conduct; applying the
2014 Pediatric Neurosciences SymposiumThe 2014 Pediatric Trauma Workshop will focus on how to recognize the components that affect the pediatric patient's response to trauma, as well as discuss complex trauma cases. Join us to learn how we can most effectively work together for the b
2014 Pediatric Trauma WorkshopThere are a number of elements and a variety of health care providers that affect the care of each trauma patient. The challenge is to bring all of the elements together to improve the patient's long-term outcomes. The 2014 Pediatric Trauma Works
Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) Prep CourseThis course helps prepare qualified nurses for the PNCB's Certified Pediatric Nurse examination. Interactive presentations include growth and development, systems reviews, common disease processes, and test-taking strategies. We
Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider CourseThis two-day course includes a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide nurses with the knowledge base needed to safely care for children and adolescents receiving chemotherapy. Participants must bring a copy of their RN license number. Ob
CPHON Preparation CourseThe course prepares Hematology/Oncology nurses for successful testing of the Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (CPHON) exam.  The nurse gains understanding of the complex treatment modalities utilized in pediatric hematolo
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)This comprehensive course presents core-level knowledge and skills necessary to rapidly and accurately assess the pediatric patient's responses to illness or injury. Utilizing a didactic and "hands on" approach to learning, this course
HeartCode ACLS ProviderAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is higher-level course that emphasizes the significance of basic life support (BLS), highlights team dynamics, communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Additionally, airway ma
HeartCode BLS Healthcare ProviderBasic Life Support (BLS) is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize severe life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Heart
HeartCode PALS (Part 1 and 2)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is an advanced course using a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory management, recognition and treatment of shock and/or cardiac arrest. HeartCode PALS is a two-part prog
HeartCode PALS Part 2 Skills Session ONLYCompletion of AHA PALS Part 1 (online course) is mandatory before taking Part 2 (skills check-off), and you must take Part 2 within 60 days of completing Part 1.   Keep this in mind as you register for a Part 2 Skills Session.  Please
Infant Feeding: A Medical PerspectiveBy attending this course, the participant will be able to: Identify and analyze feeding readiness and quality of infant feeding. Identify three compensations for oral and/or pharyngeal stage feeding difficulties and discuss when they would be a
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Simulation SessionOverview: Simulation and debriefing is now a required component of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. It provides team members with a safe setting in which to integrate cognitive and technical skills and focus on team communication and patient sa
Pediatric Respiratory Critical Care ConferenceContinuing advances in the field of respiratory critical care creates a need for health professionals to participate in specialized continuing education opportunities to advance their knowledge, skills and clinical practice. We hope you will joi
Physical Therapy Quiz: How Ethical Are You? 7 Easy StepsThe 2014 Pediatric Trauma Workshop will focus on how to recognize the components that affect the pediatric patient's response to trauma, as well as discuss complex trauma cases. Join us to learn how we can most effectively work together for the b
Radiation Safety Training for I-131 MIBG TherapyThis information is designed for staff providing care for their children undergoing treatment of neuroblastoma with131 I-MIBG. This course must be completed/viewed by each staff member that will provide care during the treatment of neuroblastoma with
Stem Cell Transplant Preparation CourseIncrease your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to patients who have had a stem cell transplant, improve their care, and educate the patient and family. This workshop educates nurses on topics related to stem cell transplants.
Stem Cell Transplant WorkshopThis workshop educates nurses on these topics related to stem cell transplants. Objectives: Define stem cell transplant, types of transplants and diseases treated by transplant. Identify and discuss the various treatment preparatory regime
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