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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 Endocrine for Pediatric Primary Care ConferenceCook Children's and the Human Growth Foundation invites you to an educational program for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses caring for patients with endocrine issues. Objectives: 1.
2016 Pediatric Respiratory ConferenceThe pediatric respiratory conference is designed to enhance the knowledge and practice of respiratory therapists, RNs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants by addressing continuing advances in the field of respiratory care.
2016 Pediatric Respiratory Conference WEBCASTThe pediatric respiratory conference is designed to enhance the knowledge and practice of respiratory therapists, RNs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants by addressing continuing advances in the field of respiratory care.
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.
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.
Information Only - "No Hit Zone, Reinforcing a Culture of Safety"Drs. Daley, Coffman and Donna Wright will present on the topic of child abuse prevention safety.  Learning Objecitves: 1.      Explain what prompted the development of the “No Hit Zone” policy 2.
Information Only - "The Edge of Viability"Dr. Lawrence will present on the how neonatology is using information to shape how to approach the lines of pediatric viability.  Learning Objecitves: 1.
Information Only - Behavioral Pediatrics in Primary CareDr. Friman will present on the topic of primary care in behavioral pediatrics.  Learning Objecitves: 1. Define Primary Care Behavioral Pediatrics 2. Describe at least three guiding principles in Primary Care Behavioral Pediatrics.
Information Only - Chagas DiseaseDr. Edwards will present on the topic of Chagas Diease.  Learning Objecitves: 1.     Identify the population at risk for Chagas disease in the United States 2.
Information Only - Clinical Microbiology/ Infectious DiseasesDr. Pence will discuss the Cook Children's Medical Center's antibiogram, including use/interpretation. Learning Objecitves: 1.   Associate clinical and laboratory findings for cases in infectious diseases. 2.
Information Only - CyberbullyingDr. Elliott will present on the signs, symptoms and prevention of bullying.  Learning Objecitves: 1. Define bullying with identification of the different types 2.
Information Only - Essential Oils: Follow Your NoseKimberly and Dr. Gandhi will explain safe use of essential oils for patients.  Learning Objecitves: 1. Describe what an essential oil is along with why patients want to use these products. 2.
Information Only - Fetal Echocardiopathy and Fetal CardiomyopathyDr. Roten will present on the topic of fetal echocardiopathy and cardiomyopathy. Learning Objecitves: 1. Discuss clinical indications that necessitate a fetal echocardiogram order. 2.
Information Only - Hypertriglyceridemia in ChildrenDr. Wilson will discuss the pathophysiology associated with hypertriglyceridemia when present in children. Learning Objecitves: 1.
Information Only - Ketotic Hypoglycemia: Re-evaluation of a Classic Pediatric ConditionDr. Weinstein will present in the area of ketotic hypoglycemia by addressing the frequency, causes and ecvaluation of hypoglycemia in an effort to improve health care outcomes.
Information Only - Parsimony in Pediatric Prescribing: Is it medically necessary for our children's health?Ms. Gonzalez will address the challenges of prescribed medications with medical errors. Learning Objecitves: 1.     Outline the extent of medical errors within the U.S.
Information Only - Post-tonsillectomy Pain Considerations and CodeineDr. Marcincuk will present on the topic of pain considerations post-tonsillectomy.
Information Only - Research Day: Poster Presentations1.
Information Only - Utilizing the Ethics CommitteePam Foster will present on the function of the ethics committee in an effort to identify the appopriate time to initiate an ethics consult.  Learning Objecitves: 1.
Information Only- A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating a Child with Chronic PainDr. Gandhi, Ms. Wilkins and Ms. McKeone will explain the neurobiology of pain and how to manage it.  Learning Objecitves: 1. Review the neurobiology of pain 2. Explain the diagnosis of chronic pain syndrome 3.
Information Only-Mitochondrial Medicine: The New FrontierDr. Cohen will discuss anthropology, biochemistry and therapies to treat mitochondrial disorders. Learning Objectives: 1.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Simulation SessionOverview: Simulation and debriefing is now a required component of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
Pediatric Developmental SymposiumWho Should Attend the Pediatric Developmental Symposium?   PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, SLPAs, Audiologists, Developmental Early Education Teachers  Focusing on children with neuro-developmental special needs, the Developmental Symp
Pediatric Developmental Symposium WebcastWho Should Attend the Pediatric Developmental Symposium?   PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, SLPAs, Audiologists, Developmental Early Education Teachers  Focusing on children with neuro-developmental special needs, the Developmental Symp
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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