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Professional education opportunities

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati is committed to providing education opportunities for healthcare providers about the most current and innovative practices in pediatric burn therapies and select pediatric specialties.

A professional member of the burn team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati can visit your facility for a personalized and customized program, while providing your staff with continuing education (CE) credits. Dates and times are flexible and arrange to meet your staff’s schedule. Feel free to invite any number of participants from your community to the program.

Click here to schedule, or contact:

Debbie Harrell, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Director, Professional Relations
513-872-6277

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) programs, sponsored by the American Burn Association, provide knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24 hours post injury. ABLS programs support emergency preparedness, mass casualty incidents focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment.

ABLS education helps first res ponders and health care providers learn how to:

  • Assess severity of the burn injury
  • Provide appropriate treatment
  • Determine need for transfer to a burn center

All ABLS programs are held at Cincinnati Shriners Hospital.

For additional information, please contact:

Jean Merz, MSN, RN, BC
Director, Educational Services
513-872-6250

American Heart Association Courses

Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati is a training center for the American Heart Association. Both the “Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider” course and the “Pediatric Advanced Life Support” (PALS) course are taught at the hospital.

Although these courses are sponsored by the American Heart Association, some or all materials used by faculty and students may be American Heart Association materials supplied on a cost basis. Any fees charged for this course do not represent income to the American Heart Association.

BLS Provider

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

This program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care personnel who occupation requires managing seriously ill adults, children and infants.

Note: This course was previously called BLS for the Health Care Provider.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, and effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goals of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others.

For additional course information, please contact:

Jean Merz, MSN, RN, BC
Director, Educational Services
513-872-6250

Clinical rotations

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati offers a variety of clinical placements for students studying nursing, respiratory care, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, microbiology, nutrition, and health information services. A contract is required between Shriners Hospitals for Children and the home school prior to student placement.

For information on the availability of placements, please contact:

Jean Merz, MSN, RN, BC
Director, Educational Services
513-872-6250

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