Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota offers these certification courses to healthcare professionals.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
ACLS, designed by the American Heart Association (AHA), is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective BLS with ACLS interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Get more information about the course and how to register.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
Our online BLS course allows you to complete the didactic portion of class online and the hands-on portion at a 45-minute skills validation. Skills covered include one and two rescuer CPR for the infant, child, and adult, and use of an AED. Get more information about the course and how to register.
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. Get more information about the course and register.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) – Instructor
This course will give the participant the classroom component of the ENPC instructor certification. The student will then need to demonstrate competence prior to being given ENPC instructorship status. For attendees who are not Chidlrens employees, arrangements with other training sites need to be arranged. Get more information about the course and register.
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. Get more information about the course and how to register.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor Course
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor Course will prepare participants to teach the 7th Edition NRP to staff within their hospital setting. Instructor trainees will learn how to set up course curriculum, create simulation scenarios, and facilitate simulation and debriefing sessions that promote competence in NRP skills and teamwork, and improve communication among their staff during neonatal resuscitation events. Get more information about the course and how to register.
PALS HeartCode Skills Validation
PALS, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. PALS gives healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills to better recognize and treat critically ill children. This course emphasizes rapid assessment and recognition, airway management, and pharmacological/electrical intervention in the peri-arrest pediatric patient.
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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. Get more information about the course and how to register.
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.
- 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, 612-813-6904.
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. Get more information about the course and how to register.
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.
Contact our outreach team for customized courses and speaker requests [email protected].