Description of Education Offerings
Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP)
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.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
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.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
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.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
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.
Pediatric Emergency Department Readiness Assessment (Pedi ED Readiness
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.
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
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.
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
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
AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring – Intermediate
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 Fetal Heart Monitoring – Advanced
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.
Emergency Care of the Stroke Patient
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.
Delayed Cord Clamping
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.
[Pediatric] RSV (Signs and Treatment)
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
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.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Scoring
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
Unintentional Neonatal Hypothermia
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.
[Pediatric] Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment
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.
Stop the Bleed
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.