Continuing Education

ContinuingEDAll continuing education programs organized by the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento are designed to ensure that best practices are passed on to those who will care for the most challenged among us. Programs include medical lectures, all-day seminars, nursing conferences and hands-on workshops.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a licensed continuing education provider. If you would like more information about upcoming programs or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact the Staff Development Office at 916-453-2041 or


Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

Provider Course

The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists and paramedics. This live, hands-on is designed to provide the “how-to” of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case
studies are presented for group discussions. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center will be provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

ABLS Provider Course Registration Fees: The registration fee must accompany all registrations. The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Handbook© – the go-to reference guide for comprehensive information on immediate burn care through the first 24 hours post injury, the test, continuing education credits, lunch and refreshments.

Friday, July 21, 2017 • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
San Joaquin Community Hospital
2615 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA

$250 Non-Physicians
(Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Therapists,
Paramedics, Firefighters, EMTs)

$350 Physicians
The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Provider Manual, written and practical examination, continuing education credits and a certificate of completion. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided for course participants.

Space is limited. Please register by July 11.
(916) 453-2041 •

Please return the completed ABLS Registration Form with registration fee.

Checks and money orders will be accepted. Sorry, no credit cards. Make checks payable to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California.
Registration Deadline is July 11, 2017

Science Seminar Series

Presented by the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine
Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California, First-Floor Auditorium (unless noted). Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital Garage. Light lunch provided.
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Date(s): Printable version of the Research Science Seminar Series 2016-2017


Lunchtime Lectures

Lunchtime Lectures are organized throughout the year to engage and educate health care professionals and the community at large. Lectures are free and reservations are not required. Beverages are provided and “brown bag” lunches are welcome.

Continuing Education Courses

Conducted by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California include, but are not limited to, the following:

Signature Series Dinner Lectures

Signature Series Dinner Lectures are organized by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California to promote excellence in healthcare through continuing medical education. Each program features a lecture by a nationally and or internationally noted physician.

Perspectives on Pediatric Orthopaedics

Perspectives on Pediatric Orthopaedics is a seminar for doctors, nurses and physician assistants presented by the orthopaedic faculty at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California. The seminar brings health care professionals together to discuss best practices in pediatric orthopaedics.

Recovery and Rehabilitation following SEMLS

Recovery and Rehabilitation following SEMLS (Single Event Multi-Level Surgery) is a course designed for physical therapists and nurses who work with children with cerebral palsy. [create hyperlink to CP page] Dr. Jon R. Davids, Assistant Chief of Orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, brings together a multidisciplinary team of neuromuscular experts for a comprehensive seminar that provides the information and resources needed to work successfully with children with cerebral palsy following SEMLS (Single Event Multilevel Surgery.)


Convenient Hotel Accommodations

Two hotels are located just steps away from the conference facilities at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Those who wish to stay in Sacramento overnight before or after the conference should inquire about the Shriner discount upon making reservations.

Courtyard by Marriott
4422 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-6800

Hotel Park Med
2356 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-4000
There also are many hotels located just a short drive from the hospital in the heart of downtown Sacramento. These accommodations provide easy access to the California State Capitol, Old Sacramento, the California Railroad Museum, the Crocker Art Museum, the Sacramento Convention Center and other places of interest. To learn more about lodging, entertainment and events in California’s capital, visit the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau website at or call 1-800-292-2334.

Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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