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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 pediatric Grand Rounds and specialty conferences, offer health care professionals opportunities to learn from experts in pediatric health care and receive continuing education 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.

Grand Rounds video library

Through our Grand Rounds video library, Cook Children's provides busy health care professionals an opportunity to receive current information on a variety of health care topics when and where it is convenient. These informational offerings are recorded from the Tuesday Grand Rounds and provide all heath care professionals an opportunity to learn from experts in pediatric health care.

Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) Preparation CourseThis course helps prepare qualified nurses for the computerized Certified Pediatric Nurse examination. To offer the best learning opportunity, we strongly encourage participants to study prior to attending the preparation course.
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.
Grand Rounds - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: From Bedside to Bench and Back AgainDr. Northrup will address clinical findings , molecular mechanisms and therapeutic options for patients with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
Grand Rounds- Evolution in the Management of Hirschprung's DiseaseDr. Gosain will address surgical approaches, diagnostic techniques and the pathogenesis of Hirschprung's-associated Enterocolitis. Learning Objectives: Identify historic and current surgical approaches to Hirschprung's disease.
Grand Rounds- Family-Centered CareJuliette Schlucter will address strategies, barriers and behaviors in incorporating family-centered care principles. Learning Objectives: Define best strategies of family-centered care principles.
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.
I-131 MIBG Therapy from the ground up: Simulated infusion and safety practicesThis workshop will identify the key elements of building an MIBG program, such as the architectural design, policies and procedures, radiation safety, staff education, and family and patient education. It will also discuss the criteria for referral.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Simulation SessionOverview: Simulation and debriefing is now a required component of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
Sibshop Training- FRIDAY ONLYCook Children’s is proud to present this *two-day educational program for child life specialists, social workers, counselors, teachers and community organizers in an effort to train new Sibshop facilitators and administrators.
Sibshop Training- TWO DAYCook Children’s is proud to present this *two-day educational program for child life specialists, social workers, counselors, teachers and community organizers in an effort to train new Sibshop facilitators and administrators.
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.
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