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Shriners Children's Ohio is committed to providing educational opportunities for the health care community about the most current and innovative practices in pediatric burn therapies and select specialties.

Personalized custom training

A professional member of the burn team from Shriners Children's Ohio can visit your facility for personalized custom trainings, while providing your staff with continuing education (CE) credits. Dates and times are flexible and can be arranged to meet your staff’s schedule. Feel free to invite any number of participants from your community to the program. Courses include:

Management of Acute Burn Injuries: The First 24 Hours

This course is designed for the interdisciplinary members of a health care team providing both emergency care and management of the burn-injured child.

Too Hot to Handle – Burn Therapies & Pediatric Specialty Course

Designed for the medical provider who interacts with pediatric patients in a variety of health care settings. The program provides the most up-to-date information about treatments for outpatient pediatric burn management as well as treatment of complex wound and skin conditions and congenital and/or traumatic conditions.

To schedule, contact:

Debbie Harrell, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Director, Professional Relations

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 responders 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 taught at Shriners Children's by our medical professionals. For additional information, please contact:

Amanda Fields, MSN, RN
Education Manager

American Heart Association courses

Shriners Children's Ohio is a training center for the American Heart Association. Both the Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider course and the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses are taught at the hospital.

Although these courses are sponsored by the American Heart Association, some or all materials utilized 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.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for the health care provider

Basic Life Support (BLS) training reinforces a health care professional's 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 whose occupations require managing seriously ill adults, children and infants.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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 goal 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 health care 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:

Amanda Fields, MSN, RN
Education Manager

Clinical rotations

Shriners Children's Ohio 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 Children's Ohio and the home school prior to student placement.

For information on the availability of placements, please contact:

Amanda Fields, MSN, RN
Education Manager