Continuing Education Offerings
As the region's largest and only freestanding licensed children's hospital, Covenant Children's views pediatric education as an integral part of our mission.
We hold two major conferences each year, one for pediatrics and one for child abuse.
In partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we host an annual pediatrics conference with topics around general pediatrics as well as pediatric specialties.
Child abuse conference
Each April we host the region's largest child abuse conference.
We are pleased to offer local and regional providers, facilities, and other organizations with pediatric education opportunities such as S.T.A.B.L.E., NRP, PALS, Fetal Monitoring, TNCC, ENPC, etc. You can request education for your own facility/staff at any time - we make every effort to accommodate all requests.
Education is offered by our nurse educators, other nursing leadership, physician partners, and others.
4 hours online and 2 hours in-person skills classes geared toward licensed caregivers who may be in a situation where they would be assessing, resuscitating, and stabilizing neonates. NRP teaches the cognitive, technical, and teamwork skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize neonates. Although most newborns make the cardiorespiratory transition to extrauterine life without intervention, many will require assistance to begin breathing and a small number will require extensive intervention. The need for assistance cannot always be predicted and teams need to be prepared to provide these lifesaving interventions quickly and efficiently at every birth (NRP, 7th Edition). Capacity will depend on the room capacity at each facility (Cannot be presented virtually, hands-on skills must be verified in person).
8 hour in-person or virtual class geared towards licensed caregivers who may be in a situation where they would be assessing and stabilizing neonates. There are a number of facilities that do not deliver babies every day and could benefit from the general assessment and stabilization of sick infant guidelines provided by this educational program. Capacity will depend on the room capacity at each facility, unless presented virtually.
- Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, 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. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses communication and teamwork as well as the professional responsibility of evaluating care provided to sick infants, with the ultimate goal of improving future care.
- First introduced in 1996 in the US and Canada, S.T.A.B.L.E. has grown internationally to include instructor training and courses in more than 45 countries. Currently, there are more than 4,400 registered instructors worldwide and more than 561,383 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.
1.5 hour long course that is geared to all caregivers and support staff. Can also be offered to any community programs, camp staff, teachers, and daycare staff. BLS trains to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. This course costs approximately $25-$45 per caregiver.
8 hour long class geared toward all caregivers that work with patients over 50KG/110 lbs. This course builds on the foundation of BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams.
6-10 hour online course with 5 hour in-person skills assessment required. The PALS Provider Course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. This class requires at least 5 caregivers participating. If you do not have 5 caregivers, we may be able to work your staff in with another class.
Looks at a variety of factors that impact pediatric care, including appropriate pediatric equipment, medications, and supplies for children. It also addresses administrative oversight, quality improvement programs, pediatric competencies of health care workers in the ED, pediatric patient safety measures, support services (i.e. lab, radiology) needed to facilitate care of children, and Policies and Procedures which include children. Our goal is for your facility and staff to be prepared when you encounter pediatric patients. Process consists of a questionnaire filled out by facility and then an on-site review with members of the Covenant Children's team.
Two-day course geared toward all caregivers working in an emergency/critical care setting caring for pediatric patients. ENPC is aimed at improving the care of pediatric patients by increasing the knowledge and skills of those involved in the care of ill or injured children. 18.33 hours CNE is provided. Costs range from $150-$325 per caregiver.
Two-day course geared toward all caregivers who treat trauma patients and care for them in the first 24 hours after injury. This course is required or recommended for most Emergency Department and ICU caregivers. TNCC is a course designed to provide the learner with core trauma and psychomotor skill experiences. 22 hours CNE is provided. Costs range from $150-$325 per caregiver.
An excellent interdisciplinary course for perinatal registered nurses and physicians. This course assumes the learner has previously completed entry-level/basic fetal monitoring education. It is designed for perinatal clinicians who use fetal heart monitoring in the intrapartum setting. Maternal and fetal physiology, interpretation of fetal and uterine monitor tracings, evaluation of auscultated fetal heart sounds, performance of Leopold’s Maneuvers, placement of fetal spiral electrodes and intrauterine pressure catheters, and evaluation of and strategies for enhancing communication.
AWHONN’s advanced fetal heart monitoring course is designed for perinatal clinicians who previously completed the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course, a comparable fetal monitoring educational program and/or who hold certification or added credentials in fetal heart monitoring. It may be used to support preparation for certification examinations. The advanced fetal heart monitoring course is designed for perinatal clinicians who previously completed AWHONN’s Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course, or a comparable fetal monitoring educational program and/or who hold certification or added credentials in fetal heart monitoring.
Descriptions of Lecture Offerings
This lecture is geared towards Emergency Room caregivers. This lecture is designed to allow caregivers to identify stroke signs and symptoms, describe stroke treatment options and associated time frames, discuss monitoring the ischemic stroke patient per American Heart Association guidelines, and describe interventions for hemorrhagic stroke.
2 hour in-person education geared toward Emergency Department caregivers and EMS with limited exposure to the laboring OB patients. It involves brief discussion of the objectives, with more focus on hands-on time with a manikin to learn skills. Learning objectives will be understanding of normal childbirth process, how to identify abnormal presentations in childbirth, discuss management of abnormal presentations, discuss maneuvers to utilize for abnormal presentations in childbirth and to discuss basic neonatal and immediate post-partum care.
An educational lecture that will help licensed clinicians who may attend a delivery with understanding delayed cord clamping and the benefits and risks to provide safe care. Capacity will depend on the room capacity at each facility, unless presented virtually.
Virtual or in-person lecture to discuss identifying clinical presentation of RSV/Bronchiolitis, specific steps in evidence-based care of RSV patients and identifying family education topics. Target audience will be caregivers in clinic and hospital working with pediatrics.
1.5 hour educational lecture to help recognize early signs/symptoms of Sepsis in children and infants. Recommended for any caregivers treating pediatric patients.
An educational lecture geared towards licensed caregivers that will help bedside clinicians with general newborn assessment . Capacity will depend on the room capacity at each facility, unless presented virtually.
An educational lecture offered to help licensed caregivers caring for neonates to better identify, assess, and manage the care for withdrawing neonates. Capacity will depend on the room capacity at each facility, unless presented virtually.
An educational lecture that will help licensed bedside clinicians with understanding neonatal hypothermia in order to deliver safe care. Capacity will depend on the room capacity at each facility, unless presented virtually.
An educational lecture to identify common pediatric orthopedic injuries with emphasis on fractures. Discuss diagnostic procedures to perform when treating pediatric patients. Recognize treatment options and special considerations to take when caring for pediatric patients. Target audience is providers and caregivers working with orthopedic injuries in the pediatric patient. 1 hour CNE is provided.
Forty-five minute lecture to discuss the criteria for ECMO/early intervention/exclusion criteria. Target audience would be any caregivers in Maternal Fetal Medicine, pediatrics, and OB.
4 hour lecture to help caregivers recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. This is recommended for anyone in the healthcare field, classroom or community.