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Are you an aspiring pediatric nurse searching for courses to increase your skills and interact with your patients? Here are 6 CEU courses that can help you build your pediatric knowledge, highlight what you need to be a successful pediatric nurse, deal with various situations, and more.
Why should you take this course? Nurses need to understand ethical decision-making in acute care settings. As a pediatric nurse, you will face situations and make judgments that may not align with your values. It’s also essential to learn how to deal with sometimes stressful situations in pediatrics and handle working with patients, their families, and the care team.
What does the course cover? The course covers daily dilemmas that arise in nursing. Aspiring pediatric nurses will learn how to apply fundamental ethical practices within an acute care setting.
How much does the course cost? $12.00
Why should you take this course? This is an excellent refresher course that allows pediatric nurses and other health professionals to recognize viral and bacterial respiratory infections that affect children. This course informs nurses on infections such as bronchiolitis and showcases prevention methods and ways to provide adequate care.
What does the course cover? The course covers information on viral and bacterial respiratory infections in children, how to differentiate these infections, methods used to diagnose, explain specific clinical care, and describes prevention methods.
How much does the course cost? $47.00
Why should you take this course: The goal is to assist nurses to communicate pediatric education, screenings, and assessments to families to help with care for the development of patients between 0-12 months.
What does the course cover? This is one of three modules that cover the care of patients 0-12months. The focus is on assessing and educating caregivers on how to nurture during the pediatric development stages 0-12.
How much does the course cost? $15.00
Note: Great course for aspiring and experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Why should you take this course? Health providers need to understand, assist, and report any abuse and neglect signs. Pediatric nurses are also advocates for their young patients. Treatment and mistreatment affect the overall health of patients.
What does the course cover? This course covers recognizing child abuse indicators, child neglect, and child maltreatment for physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. The course defines abuse, neglect, and abuse explains risk factors, mandate report incidents, and legal provisions.
How much does the course cost? $24.00
Why should you take this course? To understand how and when to use a defibrillator and AED on pediatric patients in cardiac arrest, including distinctive signs that patients may exhibit.
What does the course cover? This course covers how defibrillation affects a heart in ventricular fibrillation, the incidence of shockable arrhythmias in the pediatric population, and concerns regarding the use of AEDs in the pediatric population.
How much does the course cost? $12.00
Why should you take this course? Racism can negatively alter patient health and care. It is crucial for nurses, especially pediatric nurses, to understand how racial discrimination affects children’s and adolescents’ physical and mental well-being.
What does the course cover? This course covers how racism affects patient health, how nurses can connect families and staff to resources, and provide adequate care to children and adolescents.
How much does the course cost? Free.
Note: Interested in cultural competency? Check out our article on 6 CEUs for the Aspiring Culturally Competent Nurse.
These are just 6 CEU courses (including alternatives) that aspiring pediatric nurse can learn more about pediatric care. Have you taken any of these courses? Is there a course you’d recommend? Let us know in the comment section below.
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