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Questions? Email maxishare@chw.org.

Diabetes Training for School Staff

This diabetes training is designed for nurses, school health care providers, and school staff involved in care of students with diabetes. Pre-registration is required.

This will be a distance-class, offered via Zoom. Participants will receive handouts and a link to the recorded class. A live Question and Answer session will also be offered via Zoom.

Classes are scheduled based on instructor availability.

HeartCode™ PALS Course

A self-paced, scenario-based online course (6–10 hours of pre-work on your own computer) and a three-hour skills check-off for PALS certification for health care providers who provide care to critically ill or unstable children. This course includes Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification.

The non-refundable course fee is $175.

Please contact lifesupport@chw.org if you are being certified for the first time, as you will want a PALS Pocket Reference card for help with pre-work.

Classes are held at Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

Pediatric Tracheostomy Certification

This class is for skilled nurses (RNs or LPNs) who are seeking certification in pediatric tracheostomy care. These classes will review reasons for a tracheostomy, tracheostomy care and stoma assessment, trach changes, and CPR and emergencies for children with tracheostomies.

There will be a skills lab for suctioning and trach changing.

The fee for this class is $100. Fees are non-refundable. This class does NOT include any ventilator education or certification. If you require vent certification, please register for a Pediatric Vent Certification course.

Pediatric Vent Certification

This is a 2-part course for pediatric ventilator certification. It includes an online study course and a 6-hour classroom skills checkoff. The class also reviews the reasons for a tracheostomy, tracheostomy care and stoma assessment, trach changes, and CPR and emergencies for children with tracheostomies.

The online course takes from 3 to 10 hours to complete, but it does not need to be done all at once. It consists of self-paced learning lessons that include:

  • Information about the topic with details about key concepts.
  • A lecture and learning activities that apply concepts from the lecture.
  • A post test. You must complete and pass the test prior to classroom participation.

The skills checkoff is a 6-hour classroom session. It gives you hands-on experience with tracheostomy care and the ventilator. The class also works through case scenarios to reinforce information learned in the online course.

Do not register for this course if you have already purchased an online course from the UW-Madison School of Nursing. We will only schedule skills checkoff classes for individuals who purchase the online course from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (through www.maxishare.com).

The registration fee is $175.00. (Minimum 3 and maximum 10 participants per class.) Classes fill up quickly, so register early. No additional classes will be scheduled if classes are full.

Classes are held at Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

Pediatric Vent Re-certification

Pediatric RECERTIFICATION is required every 2 years.

This recertification course allows registrants to meet minimum skills and knowledge requirements to obtain recertification to provide respiratory care services.

As a prerequisite, registrants must have a current (unexpired) CERTIFICATION and meet the requirements for Respiratory Care Services as defined by the State of Wisconsin.

Pre-registration is required.

Registration fee is $100.00. (Minimum 3 and maximum 8 participants per class.) Classes fill up quickly, so register early. No additional classes will be scheduled if classes are full.

Classes are held at Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Provider Course (Fox Valley and Milwaukee)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. program is an educational program that focuses exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of prematurely born or sick infants. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention, and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar and Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, and Emotional Support.

Who should take S.T.A.B.L.E?

Stabilization is a team effort! Therefore, any health caregiver involved with post-resuscitation and/or pre-transport care of sick newborns would benefit from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner/Provider course, including:

  • Physicians: Pediatric, ER, family practice, and obstetric physicians including residents.
  • Nurses: RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, emergency departments, Nurse midwives, Licensed practical nurses, and Nursing assistants.
  • Others: Respiratory therapists, Pre-hospital providers, and Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Children’s Wisconsin is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who successfully complete this activity will receive 9.6 nursing contact hours.

To receive nursing CE credit, the participant must attend the entire activity, pass a posttest with a score of at least 80%, and complete an evaluation of the course. The instructors have no financial relationships to disclose.

Contact Heather Menting at (920) 969-7917 to learn more about the Fox Valley S.T.A.B.L.E. program.

Contact Deanna Finley at (414) 266-6588 to learn more about the Milwaukee S.T.A.B.L.E. program.

As of July 1, 2020 the price of S.T.A.B.L.E. classes has increased from $100 to $125.