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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 pediatric Grand Rounds and specialty conferences, offer health care professionals opportunities to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing education 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.

Grand Rounds video library

Through our Grand Rounds video library, Cook Children's provides busy health care professionals an opportunity to receive current information on a variety of health care topics when and where it is convenient. These informational offerings are recorded from the Tuesday Grand Rounds and provide all heath care professionals an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care.

CourseDescription
2015 Cook Children's SPORTS SymposiumWho should attend the SPORTS Symposium? Focusing on the school-age athlete, the SPORTS Symposium is designed for first responders: coaches, athletic trainers of school and select teams, as well as school nurses (elementary through high school).
2015 Cook Children's SPORTS Symposium Web CastWho should attend the SPORTS Symposium? Focusing on the school-age athlete, the SPORTS Symposium is designed for first responders: coaches, athletic trainers of school and select teams, as well as school nurses (elementary through high school).
2015 Radiology Continuing Education SeminarLocation:  Cook Children’s Medical Center Hochberger Auditorium   This activity is approved by the ASRT for 4.0 CATEGORY A DIRECT Credits. Free seminar. Breakfast provided. See brochure for the agenda.
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.
CPHON Preparation CourseThe course prepares Hematology/Oncology nurses for successful testing of the Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (CPHON) exam.
Grand Rounds - ECG Screening for Sports Participation: Local, National, and International ExperienceDr. Barker will discuss the utility of ECG screening in sudden cardiac death in the young.  Learning Objecitves: Describe the current understanding of the epidemiology of sudden death in the young.
Grand Rounds - Inherited Disorders of hypercholesterolemia and approach to therapyDr. Brautbar will discuss new a new diagnostic approach and therapy for genetic hypercholesterolemia.    Learning Objecitves: Review the major dyslipidemias based on biochemical and genetic characteristics.
Grand Rounds - Pediatric Epilepsy As It Grows Up: An Epidemiological PerspectiveDr. Berg will discuss research and epidemiological statistics regarding the evolution of epilepsy over the lifespan.
Grand Rounds - Resilience in Action: Supporting Youth to THRIVE in the Context of Stress and TraumaDr. Ginsburg will discuss how the Seven C's model of resilience and trauma informed care can be applied to better serve troubled youth.    Learning Objecitves: Outline the Seven C’s model of resilience.
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.
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.
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 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.
July 17, 2015 School Nurse SymposiumThe purpose of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the school nurse by addressing cyberbullying, legal issues, complex care coordination, tracheostomy care, gastrostomy button care, splints and wraps, central line access management, EpiPen,
June 18, 2015 School Nurse SymposiumThe purpose of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the school nurse by addressing cyberbullying, legal issues, complex care coordination, tracheostomy care, gastrostomy button care, splints and wraps, central line access management, EpiPen,
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Simulation SessionOverview: Simulation and debriefing is now a required component of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
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.
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