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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.

Courses, conferences and symposiums

CourseDescription
2016 Child Life WorkshopThe Child Life Workshop is an introductory workshop to learn more about the role of a child life specialist.
2016 Cook Children's SPORTS SymposiumWho should attend the SPORTS Symposium? Focus on the school-aged athlete, the SPORTS Symposium is designed for the school nurses, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
2016 Cook Children's SPORTS Symposium Web CastWho should attend the SPORTS Symposium? Focus on the school-aged athlete, the SPORTS Symposium is designed for the school nurses, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
2016 Pediatric Anesthesia Conference Cook Children’s Department of Anesthesia invites you to attend our 2016 clinical conference designed to address commonly encountered issues and complications in pediatric surgical cases in an effort to improve the quality of care.
2016 Pediatric Pain Management ConferenceCook Children’s invites you to the 2016 Pediatric Pain Conference designed to enhance the learning experience of primary care physicians, specialty services, registered nurses, social workers, therapists, and psychologists.
2016 School Nurse Webcast: DiabetesThis webcast is designed to enhance the knowledge of school nurses in the area of diabetes in the school setting by addressing insulin onset, peak, and duration, sick day rules for diabetes, criteria for sending students home for diabe
Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) Preparation CourseThis course helps prepare qualified nurses for the computerized Certified Pediatric Nurse examination. To offer the best learning opportunity, we strongly encourage participants to study prior to attending the preparation course.
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.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)This course teaches participants to recognize the ill or injured child and identify significant yet subtle changes in the less acute child. This is a two-day course.
Grand Rounds - Visualizing AssentMs. Eisenberg will address the challenges involved with obtaining assent from minors and how to improve understanding. Learning Objecitves: 1.  Discuss the challenges involved with obtaining assent from minors. 2.
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 15, 2016 School Nurse SymposiumThe purpose of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the school nurse by addressing behavioral trends in adolescents, childhood obesity and cardiovascular issues, substance abuse, concussions, care of the emergency patient in the school settin
July 15, 2016 School Nurse Symposium WEBCASTThe purpose of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the school nurse by addressing behavioral trends in adolescents, childhood obesity and cardiovascular issues, substance abuse, concussions, care of the emergency patient in the school settin
June 16, 2016 School Nurse SymposiumThe purpose of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the school nurse by addressing behavioral trends in adolescents, childhood obesity and cardiovascular issues, substance abuse, concussions, care of the emergency patient in the school settin
June 16, 2016 School Nurse Symposium WEBCASTThe purpose of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the school nurse by addressing behavioral trends in adolescents, childhood obesity and cardiovascular issues, substance abuse, concussions, care of the emergency patient in the school settin
Managing Hypoxic Brain Injury in the Neonate: Making Every Minute CountCook Children's invites you to participate in a FREE training conference for physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists caring for newborns during labor, delivery, and the immediate hours following.
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.
Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners Through Stories and Play Based ActivitiesThis conference day introduces professionals and parents to the many important facets of development that underlie social learning in preschool and early elementary aged children.
What Does Play Have to Do with Classroom Learning? Exploring Social Executive Functioning and Social Emotional Learning for Early Learners: Pre-K - 2On this conference day we will teach how to move from the five basic Social Thinking lesson sets in The Incredible Flexible You Volume 1, our early learner curriculum, story books and music CD to the more complex lessons presented in Volume 2 (to be
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