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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.

Course list:

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2014 CHAT Pediatric Nursing Conference- Let's CHAT: Byte-sized topicsThe 21st annual CHAT Pediatric Nursing Conference theme of Let's CHAT: Byte-sized topics focuses on the critical role of innovative technology in the health care environment as it pertains to nursing care for pediatric patients.
2014 Pediatric Neurosciences SymposiumThe 2014 Pediatric Neurosciences Symposium is designed to enhance the learning experience of neurologists, epileptologists, pediatricians, physiatrists, registered nurses, therapists, and EEG technicians. Learning objectives: 1.
Child Life WorkshopThis two-part interactive workshop includes exciting opportunities. You may register for a morning or afternoon session only or for the full day that includes lunch.
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.
Infant Feeding: A Medical PerspectiveBy attending this course, the participant will be able to: Identify and analyze feeding readiness and quality of infant feeding.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Simulation SessionOverview: Simulation and debriefing is now a required component of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
SPORTS Symposium 2014After this educational activity, participants will be able to: Recognize medical emergencies that happen to school-age athletes during sporting practices and events.
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