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Low Risk Neonatal Certification Review Seminar

March 19, 2018 8 a.m. – March 20, 2018 4 p.m., Minneapolis

This program provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of low risk neonatal nursing based on the low risk neonatal nursing exam content outline. Participants receive information that will not only promote certification exam success, but will also enhance clinical nursing practice.

Clinical Ethics Boot Camp

March 23, 2018 8 a.m. – March 24, 2018 1 p.m., Minneapolis

Clinical Ethics Boot Camp is a 2 day training to develop and improve knowledge, abilities, and skills in clinical ethics consultation. This training is designed to help individuals who are interested in clinical ethics consultation develop a strong foundation in theory and practice.

Pediatrics Certification Review Seminar

March 29, 2018 8 a.m. – March 30, 2018 4 p.m.

Dr. Louise Jakubik will guide the participants through the pediatric nursing certification exam review and preparation process and will provide practical tips for studying and test taking success. This conference includes test taking strategies for success and a thorough pediatric nursing content review. The course is based on the book “Pediatric Nursing Certification Review, 3rd Edition” co-authored by Jakubik (2014) and the exam content outlines for CPN published by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the Pediatric Nurse Exam (RN-BC) published by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

2018 Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) – Pediatrics

April 12, 2018 8 a.m. – April 13, 2018 5 p.m., Minneapolis

The EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum features state-of-the-art knowledge in pain and symptom management, as well as training in the skills required to address key domains for pediatric palliative care. The curriculum is designed to give pediatric healthcare providers, and especially pediatric oncology specialists, the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families. Based on the well-established and proven training methods of EPEC, this curriculum features a high impact, widely disseminated approach that utilizes a train-the-trainer model.  With knowledge gained through the EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum, physicians, APRNs, RNs, social workers, and psychologists will be equipped to become trainers who will educate local interdisciplinary teams that provide care to children with cancer and hematological conditions, thus optimizing pediatric palliative care outreach within the pediatric hematology/oncology context. Click here for more information and to register.

2018 Jill Davis Critical Care Nursing Conference

April 13, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Minneapolis

This is a one-day conference supported by the Jill Davis Intensive Care Nursing Fund. This conference is designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of the nurses caring for critically ill patients, with a focus on patients with alterations in cardiac function. The 2018 program content will feature an update on best practices.

2018 EPEC – Pediatrics: The Professional Development Workshop

April 14, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Minneapolis

The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is a 1-day hands-on small-group workshop intended to familiarize participants with the theory & practice of adult learning and clinical practice improvement in teaching pediatric pain and palliative care. This is a required course for Trainers who wish to become a Master Facilitator and opens the possibility to join the EPEC-Pediatrics faculty upon completion. Individuals who want to further enhance their teaching and leadership skills are also welcome to attend. Click here for more information and to register.

Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Certification Review Seminar

April 27, 2018, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Minneapolis

The onsite CPEN Review Course is a hospital-sponsored format of this popular course designed for organizations that wish to provide certification review to a group of 20-50 nurses at one time. The hospital contracts with Nurse Builders to provide the CPEN Review Course. The hospital provides the location and facilitates the registration process. Nurse Builders provides the onsite instructor, all course materials, registration sheets and contact hour certificates for all of your nurse participants.

Reaching Toward Improved Patient Outcomes: A Clinical Practice Update

May 7, 2018 9 a.m. – May 9, 2018 2:30 p.m.

2018 Children’s Pediatric Trauma Conference: Dispatch to Discharge

May 21, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Brooklyn Center

This conference provides clinicians and providers current evidence based practice considerations in the care of the pediatric trauma patient. Participants will learn from a variety of Children’s pediatric experts, experts practicing in the field, and have opportunities for hands on experience in application of trauma related skills specific to the pediatric population.

11th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class

June 9, 2018 8 a.m. – June 15, 2018 5 p.m., Minneapolis

The Pediatric Pain Master Class offers state of the art education in pain management for the pediatric patient from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective. The course features a faculty of internationally recognized experts who will cover pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies for the management of children’s acute, procedural and complex/chronic pain. Pain assessment and management of somatic, visceral, neuropathic, psychosocial and spiritual pain, as well as end-of-life management of pain and distressing symptoms, will be explored in depth using lectures, interactive presentations, experiential activities, and small-group learning.