Continuing Education Offerings

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Designed for Pediatric Clinicians

In addition to instantly getting information, clinicians can have 24/7 access to online resources to meet their continuing education needs.

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Hospital Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.


Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

  • All PLS clinical content provides CNE. 
  • Approximately 100 CNE contact hours offered
  • Examples: 


Domestic Violence

Preventing Surgical Site Infections

Disseminated intravascular Coagulation

Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE)

  • Many PLS courses meet the national standards of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC).
  • Approximately 60 CRCE units available
  • Examples:

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acquired Heart Disease in Children

Preventing Ventilator-Associate Pneumonia

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

  • PLS offers some topics for continuing medical education (CME) application for physicians.
  • Examples:

Implementing Trauma-Informed Sensitive Practice

Pediatric Toxicology Exposure

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Professional Development Unit (PDU)

  • Several of our courses meet PDU standards approved by the Association for Child Life Professionals.
  • Examples:

Caring for the Behaviorally Challenged Patient

Pediatric Restraint and Seclusion

Care of the Patient with Suicidal Ideation