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Continuing Education and Professional Development Opportunities

Through our Education and Learning Services, Lawrence Memorial Hospital provides continuing education and training for physicians and health professionals. Our educational programming is designed for ongoing professional development, with topics aimed at helping everyone within a healthcare organization.

Current Class Offerings: June - December 2014

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification

At the conclusion of the program, attentive participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously injured child, including the general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments.
  2. Understand the “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach to management of a seriously ill infant or child.
  3. Recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock.
  4. Recognize and manage a child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, or cardiac arrest rhythm.
  5. Describe key elements of resuscitation team behaviors and explain why the foundation of successful resuscitation includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics.
  6. Prevent further deterioration of the child’s condition during the stabilization and transfer phases of care.
  7. Perform effective respiratory management skills, including use of oxygen delivery devices, suctioning, oropharyngeal airway (OPA), nasopharyngeal airway (NPA), bag-mask ventiliation, and endotracheal intubation (according to scope of practice).
  8. Use appropriate electrical therapy including defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion.
  9. Demonstrate proper technique for intraosseous (IO) access.
  10. Perform as a team leader or team member in simulated cases.

Presented by: Scott Dieker, RN, CEN, Paramedic, Education Coordinator, Education & Learning Services

6 contact hours
Fee for non-LMH participants: $100
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
LMH Auditorium
Enrollment deadline: June 9

*PALS certification is a prerequisite; must present current certification card.

Precepting for Success

Have you ever thought, “They asked me to precept this person and I don’t really know what to do?”  If you have then this is the class for you! You’ll recognize how the preceptor role can promote critical thinking, leadership, and relationship based care/customer service principles in daily practice; build a collaborative team (village) that supports learning opportunities; individualize orientation to the preceptee’s specific needs and learning style using the Human Dynamics Model; design an orientation plan based on the preceptee’s individual needs using simple to complex learning experiences; coach the preceptee’s successful integration of their role by using reflective practice strategies; validate the preceptee’s competency performance utilizing unit based competencies; and transition the “Letting Go” process of the preceptee achieving independence, identifying the difference between the preceptor and mentor role.

Presented by:  Rose Schaffer, MS, RN, Staff Development Specialist, Education & Learning Services
2 contact hours   
Fee for non-LMH participants: $30
Friday, June 6, 2014                     
10 a.m.-Noon                 
Enrollment deadline: June 5

To Register

Please call 785-505-3072 to register for a course or request more information.

About Us

Education and Learning Services provides LMH associates and area healthcare professionals with education, training, and learning services that support the organization and its objectives for excellence as a community and regional healthcare provider, and promotes associate satisfaction with their learning and developmental opportunities at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Contact Credit: Lawrence Memorial Hospital, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the Kansas Respiratory Care Society, offers these programs for the stated number of hours applicable for relicensure.

Kansas Continuing Nursing Education Provider No.: LT0035-0927
Kansas Respiratory Care Society Providership No.: 045


  • Late arrivals or early departures of more than 15 minutes cannot be awarded continuing education credit.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes due to low enrollment. Notification will be given at least 1 week prior to class.
  • If registering at the door, call the Education Department to verify class.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A refund will be made only if the cancellation is received in the Education Department 24 hours prior to the start of the program.