Skills check courses

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Children’s Minnesota offers a variety of hands-on skills check courses through the American Heart Association (AHA), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to provide education in emergency and specialized pediatric care.

American Heart Association

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) skills check
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) skills check
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) skills check
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) course

Emergency Nursing Association

  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Children’s S.T.A.B.L.E program

American Heart Association

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) skills check

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) skills check is a 45-minute course that meets the AHA requirement for a student to acquire their ACLS course completion.*

*Prior successful completion of the AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) online simulation is required prior to attending the ACLS skills check.

Basic Life Support (BLS) skills check

The Basic Life Support (BLS) skills check is a 45-minute course that meets the AHA requirement for a student to acquire their BLS course completion.*

* Prior successful completion of the AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) online simulation is required prior to attending the BLS skills check.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) skills check

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) skills check is a 4-hour course that meets the AHA requirement for a student to acquire their PALS course completion.*

* Prior successful completion of the AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) online simulation is required prior to attending the PALS skills check.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) course

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) was developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and is intended for health care providers who infrequently see critically ill children or any healthcare provider who might encounter pediatric patients. PEARS focus on prevention, specifically the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric patients at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress.

Emergency Nursing Association

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course is designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of emergency nursing care to the pediatric patient. The course content is presented through lectures and psychomotor skill stations. Course content reviews pertinent information for the emergency room nurse in the areas of respiratory assessment, shock, pediatric triage, resuscitation, trauma, and child maltreatment.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is a 2 day course designed to provide core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of emergency nursing care to the trauma patient. The course content is presented through lectures and psychomotor skill stations. This course enhances rapid identification of life-threatening injuries, teaches a comprehensive patient assessment, and provides enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is intended for health professionals involved in any aspect of neonatal resuscitation. Preferred audience for this course must have one of the following credentials: MD, RN, RT, CNM, NNP, RT, Paramedic/EMT, or PA. During the course, teams will participate in simulation training using a computerized manikin, intended to promote evidence-based neonatal resuscitation competency, teamwork, and communication. Online testing prior to attending this course is utilized to reduce the time spent in the classroom so that our focus can be on advancing neonatal resuscitation teamwork and communication.

Children’s S.T.A.B.L.E Program

S.T.A.B.L.E. Program

The S.T.A.B.L.E. program is the first neonatal program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care for sick newborns. S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support.

STABLE is a one-day course for neonatal nurses that provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of sick infants in the post resuscitation/pre-transport period.

Course objectives:

  • Identify neonatal risk factors, symptoms and treatment for hypoglycemia.
  • State the detrimental effects of hypothermia.
  • Describe basic evaluation of neonatal respiratory distress.
  • Identify types and signs of shock in sepsis.
  • Describe the clinical signs of sepsis.
  • Describe ways hospital caregivers can support parents of sick newborns.

Children’s Minnesota is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This course is worth 7.5 continuing nursing education hours.

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