Certification courses

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota offers these certification courses to healthcare professionals.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Skills Check Only

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The online portion must be purchased separately and completed before coming in for your skills check.

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Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills Check Only

BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings (students choose one of these two tracks when completing the online HeartCode BLS). The BLS course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

The online portion must be purchased separately and completed before coming in for your skills check.

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Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) – Provider

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.

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Neonatal Resuscitation Program for Providers

Children’s Neonatal Resuscitation Program is intended for health professionals involved in any aspect of neonatal resuscitation. Preferred audience for this course should have one of the following credentials: MD, RN, RT, CNM, NNP, RT, Paramedic/EMT, or PA. During the course, teams will participate in team 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.

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Skills Check Only

This (4) hour PALS skills check meets the AHA requirement needed to acquire your PALS certification. Prior successful completion of the AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on-line simulation is required prior to attending the PALS skills check.

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

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Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

PEARS, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), is for healthcare providers who infrequently see critically ill children or any healthcare provider who might encounter pediatric patients. PEARS focuses on prevention, specifically the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric patients at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress.

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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 Hospitals and Clinics of 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.

For more information and to register, contact Jill Bauer, MA, RN, Neonatal Outreach Nurse Liaison, 952-992-5281.

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. TNCC empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients. It enhances rapid identification of life-threatening injuries, teaches a comprehensive patient assessment, and provides enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes. ENA developed The Trauma Nursing Core Course to establish a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients.

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Children’s Simulation Center

Children’s offers the first mobile simulation center in the United States to focus solely on pediatric and neonatal emergency care. A motor coach outfitted with simulation equipment and staffed with Children’s experts, travels throughout the Midwest to train staff from hospitals in the best practices when responding to pediatric or neonatal medical emergencies. Simulation training is risk-free for patients, and develops clinical skills and team communication to improve patient outcomes. Learn more about the Children’s Simulation Center.

Custom Courses

Contact our outreach team for customized courses and speaker requests [email protected].

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