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Illinois EMSC strives to develop and promote quality educational opportunities for all healthcare professionals caring for pediatric patients.  Professional enrichment is vital to improving treatment outcomes and enhancing overall patient safety for this vulnerable population.  Resources include: evidence-based education developed by the Illinois EMSC program, links to other regional and nationally recognized courses, and links to various online and offline pediatric educational opportunities.


EMSC Developed Education
Under the guidance of it's multidisciplinary committees, Illinois EMSC has developed the following FREE educational modules:

Nationally Recognized Courses
These links can provide general information about the following courses:

Other Pediatric Opportunities

Search for other professional pediatric educational opportunities.

School Nurse Education

School Nurse Emergency Care (SNEC) Courses    

Registration for the 2014 School Nurse Emergency Care Course is open.  Click here.

To view the 2014 School Nurse Emergency Care Course brochure click here. (384K)

Working in partnership with the Illinois Association of School Nurses and the Illinois Department of Human Services School Health Program, the course is designed to enhance the assessment, triaging and treatment skills of the school nurse when confronted with the acutely ill or injured student. 

SNEC course information is sent via email by the Illinois Association of School Nurses (IASN) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

  • To be added to the IASN SNEC course brochure email distribution list, you must be a member, membership information can be found on their website at www.iasn.org .

  • To be added to the IDHS SNEC course brochure email distribution list, send an email request to Vyki Jackson, MS, RN, NCSN, Coordinator, Office of Family Health, School Health Program at Victoria.Jackson@illinois.gov .

School Nurse Emergency Care Instructor Course

  • ENPC Instructor (preferred)

  • Minimum of two year's experience as a school nurse or emergency nurse;

  • Graduate degree and/or certification in area of specialty, i.e. Type 73 Certificate, CSN, CEN or CCRN (preferred)

    April 26, 2014
    Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL
    8:00 am to 12:00 noon

    May 3, 2014
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
    8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Please contact Christina Swain at cswain2@luc.edu to register.


University of New Mexico School Nurse Online Program

Developed by the University of New Mexico's Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, this online education offers a guided tour of an ambulance and EMS dispatch operations. The education concludes with a diabetic school emergency scenario to demonstrate the effectiveness of school nurse and EMS continuum of care.  


On-line CME/CEU Resources 
AAP Grand Rounds Collection of Pediatric Articles for MD review for Category I CME http://aapgrandrounds.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Offers continuing educational activities for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals sponsored by Lurie Children's Hospitals


CE Solutions Provides CE for EMS Professionals http://www.ems-ce.com
CE Medicus Provides free CECH/CME for all Healthcare Professionals with online access including a CE tracking mechanism. http://www.cemedicus.com 
Offers annotated list of online continuing medical education (descriptions of more than 22,000 hours of AMA Category I CME credit) http://www.cmelist.com/pediatrics.htm
CME Planner Source for information about CME events worldwide http://www.cmeplanner.
CMEweb Provides both CECH and CME, offering nurses and physicians convenient print and online formats for earning credits http://www.cmeweb.com
Contemporary Forums An on-demand resource for accredited continuing education content for healthcare professionals. The library currently features over 1,800 presentations in various clinical areas.


Contemporary Pediatrics Offers CME on prevention, diagnosis, and management of illness and behavior problems in infants, children, and adolescents through clinical review articles


EB Medicine Evidence based topics for Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice CME


EmCert Provides E learning and CE for EMS and Fire /Rescue professionals http://www.emcert.com
Emergency Medicine Monthly, peer-reviewed journal primarily for physician CME http://www.emedmag.com
Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Offers numerous emergency medicine related courses for paramedics, EMT's and nurses.


EMS Continuing Ed Provides training and online CE to EMS professionals http://www.eminet.com
Growing Up With Us Provides nursing CECH via a newsletter series that addresses population/age-specific topics from infancy through the school-age period.


MCE Conferences Offers evidence based CME programs through case studies and interactive CME updates http://mceconferences.com/
MedicEd.com Provides CE to Emergency Medical Services Personnel http://www.mediced.com
Offers free, continuously updated continuing education (CME) activities for physicians and other health professionals http://www.medscape.com/
NEJM Offers CME credit exams based on selected articles from the New England Journal of Medicine http://cme.nejm.org/
Nemours Education Provides educational activities for the pediatric health care provider and those specializing in Neonatology


NetCE.com Offers accredited CECH and CME online for nurses, physicians and other ancillary health personnel http://www.netce.com
Nurse.com Offers self-study modules for nursing CECHs http://www.nurse.com/
PearlsReview.com Offers a comprehensive list of nursing certification test preparation courses http://www.pearlsreview.com/default.aspx
Pedialink CME Finder Provides up-to-date information on pediatric CME activities.  Highlights sessions designed for specific peer groups https://www.pedialink.org/index.cfm
Pediatric Emergency Care Safety Initiative FREE educational program that offers courses to assist healthcare professionals (CME/CE) to enhance skills in the recognition and management of high acuity, high-risk pediatric patients in an emergent situation http://emedjax-pecsi.com/



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