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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 Grand Rounds and annual conferences, offer health care professionals opportunities to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing medical education or continuing nursing education hours 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.

Video Grand Rounds

Through Video Grand Rounds, Cook Children's provides busy physicians an opportunity to receive continuing medical education on a variety of health care topics when and where it is convenient. These educational offerings are recorded from the Tuesday grand rounds and provide all heath care professionals an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing medical education credit at the same time.

Distance learning

Cook Children's offers distance learning for students and school nurses. These video conferences and webcasts assist educators in providing timely information to students in our community about safety and help children understand what to expect if they come to our emergency or surgery departments. School nurses can also participate in webcasts on topics of special interest to them and receive continuing nursing education credits.

Course list:

CourseDescription
(Webcast) Physical Therapy Quiz: How Ethical Are You? 7 Easy StepsThis course will provide decision making tools for challenging ethical situations,discussing ethical and professional code of conduct, and applying the 8 ethical principles of practice and legal standards of professional behavior from the Texas Code.
2014 CHAT Pediatric Nursing Conference- Let's CHAT: Byte-sized topicsThe 21st annual CHAT Pediatric Nursing Conference theme of Let's CHAT: Byte-sized topics focuses on the critical role of innovative technology in the health care environment as it pertains to nursing care for pediatric patients.
2014 Pediatric Trauma WorkshopThere are a number of elements and a variety of health care providers that affect the care of each trauma patient. The challenge is to bring all of the elements together to improve the patient's long-term outcomes.
Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) Prep CourseThis course helps prepare qualified nurses for the PNCB's Certified Pediatric Nurse examination. Interactive presentations include growth and development, systems reviews, common disease processes, and test-taking strategies.
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.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)This course teaches participants to recognize the ill or injured child and identify significant yet subtle changes in the less acute child. This is a two-day course.
Grand Rounds - Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional Effects of Concussion in Children and AdolescentsDr. Morton will address the cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects of concussions from a neuropsychologist's perspective.  Learning Objecitves: Explain typical and atypical recovery patterns following concussion.
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.
Helping Parents Facilitate their Child's Auditory Brain DevelopmentThis workshop for professionals focuses on helping parents facilitate their child's auditory brain development through science, neural development information, and family coaching strategies for enhancing listening, language, literacy and social-
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Simulation SessionOverview: Simulation and debriefing is now a required component of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
Physical Therapy Quiz: How Ethical Are You? 7 Easy StepsThis course will provide decision making tools for challenging ethical situations,discussing ethical and professional code of conduct, and applying the 8 ethical principles of practice and legal standards of professional behavior from the Texas Code.
Sensory Integration Issues in Children with Hearing LossChildren with hearing loss are vulnerable to co-occurring vestibular problems with subsequent sensory integration challenges.
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.
Webcast - Helping Parents Facilitate their Child's Auditory Brain DevelopmentThis workshop for professionals focuses on helping parents facilitate their child's auditory brain development through science, neural development information, and family coaching strategies for enhancing listening, language, literacy and social-
Webcast - Sensory Integration Issues in Children with Hearing LossChildren with hearing loss are vulnerable to co-occurring vestibular problems with subsequent sensory integration challenges.
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