Clinical Development Courses

Clinical Development Academy Courses

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Offered in two formats, including:

Two-day provider class.

For caregivers who are attending ACLS for the first time or do not work in a high-acuity area, but require certification.

Blended learning (for renewal only)

Blended learning includes both web-based lessons and a practical exam.


Assessment and Intervention In Respiratory Symptoms (AIRS)

Take an in-depth look into arterial blood gases, respiratory diseases, BIPAP, CPAP, mechanical ventilation, trachea care and over-sedation in our high-tech virtual environment.

Code Blue

Review current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines and participate in intensive realistic scenarios in a simulated code blue environment. Participants are given adequate time for questions and answers with the instructor.

Scenarios include (but are not limited to): synchronized cardioversion, pulseless ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, PEA, asystole, symptomatic bradycardia and respiratory distress/failure.

Basic First Aid

Designed for laypersons who are required to or desire to have first aid knowledge and skills. Common participants include emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child-care workers, teachers, parents and baby-sitters.


Designed for laypersons who are interested in learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or automated external defibrillator (AED) use, or those who are required through their occupation to have these skills, this class equips emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child-care workers, teachers, parents and baby-sitters to become comfortable and skilled at both techniques.

Newborn Assessment

Designed to equip nurses to assess a newborn in the first few days of life, this course is presented through lectures and case studies and includes:

  • Gestational age assessment
  • Newborn physical assessment, including both normal and abnormal variations
  • Transition to extrauterine life
  • Care during transition
  • Abnormal transition and some selected problems seen in the term newborn
  • The effects of maternal medications on the newborn

Neonatal Resuscitation Procedures (NRP)

This American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) course lays the foundation of knowledge, technical skills, and team and communication skills that enable participants to continue the development of their neonatal resuscitation skills. Successful participants will gain proficiency in resuscitation and receive an NRP Provider Card. NRP Provider status must be renewed every two years.

Nursing Preceptor

Designed to provide preceptors with the knowledge and tools to successfully guide and supervise new nurses or interns, participants will gain experience teaching, promoting, and supporting the development of critical thinking in a clinical environment.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider and Renewal Courses

These courses are designed to equip participants with the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to recognize, resuscitate, and stabilize an infant or child in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.


This program is designed to promote important information about neonatal stabilization for maternal/infant healthcare providers in all settings, from community hospitals and birthing centers to emergency rooms and more complex hospital environments.

Time-Out Process

This continuing education course promotes best practice standards for patient safety by teaching participants about site marking and taking a time-out immediately before each surgical or nonsurgical invasive procedure. This training is assigned to all newly hired physicians and clinical staff. 

Yellow Belt

Participants in this two-day course will learn to utilize Lean or Six Sigma tools and apply the concepts to daily business. 

Medical Assistant (MA) Skills Enhancement

This multi-faceted, ongoing program focuses on the needs of clinical office staff and provides medical assistants with the means to strengthen and broaden their knowledge and skills.