Online, Enduring Continuing Education Courses

Online, Enduring Continuing Education Courses

Stay up to date on the latest in your field with our enduring continuing education courses led by expert instructors. These online courses can help you build your expertise, and they’re designed to easily fit into your schedule.

You’ll find courses on a variety of topics to help you expand your knowledge and provide better care to your patients. Sign up for a class today! A link to view your online course will be emailed to you within 72 hours of registration. 

Enduring CE for Emergency Medical Professionals

Critical Care Transport Review Course

CE hours: 28

Audience: Those practicing critical care transport and those preparing to take a critical care transport certification exam, including nurses, paramedics and transport personnel.

Cost: $275

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This 28-hour-long, self-paced, online course is designed to fit your schedule. Once you sign up for the course, you’ll have 90 days to complete the content. At the completion of this course, students will have earned 28 continuing education hours.

Modules include:

  • Advanced Airway and Ventilation Management (2 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Respiratory Patient (4 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Cardiac Patient (6 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Medical Patient (3 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Trauma and Burn Patient (3 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Neuro Patient (1.5 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Toxicology Patient (1.5 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Environmental Patient (1 hour)
  • Management of the Critical Care Obstetrical Patient (1.5 hours)
  • Management of the Critical Care Neonate and Pediatric Patient (3 hours)
  • Safety and Survival in the Critical Care Transport Environment (2 hours)
  • Flight Physiology (1 hour)
  • Preparing for Certification Exams (0.5 hour)

Note that this course is not accepted by state agencies for critical care transport licensure. If you are looking to obtain licensure for critical care transport, please see our critical care paramedic course.

Critical Care Transport Continuing Education

CE hours: 1.5
Audience: EMS personnel and nurses

Cost: $20 per month or $175 per year

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This course offers a monthly 1.5-hour CE opportunity for critical care providers. A different topic will be presented each month related to critical care transport that will be based on current medical literature. Presentations will be provided by leaders in today’s critical care transport environment.

Each topic will include a presentation that you can watch at your convenience. After each presentation, you’ll be asked to complete a short knowledge assessment. After completion, you’ll receive a certificate within 48 hours to the email address provided at registration. Each topic will open on the first of the month, and you’ll have until the last day of the month to complete the requirements. Please see below for upcoming topics.

If you need just a few hours here and there, we offer a monthly plan for $20 for each 1.5 hours of CE. If you would like to subscribe annually, we offer a 12-month plan at a discounted rate of $175. This is a savings of $65 and you will receive 18 hours of high quality continuing education. 

2019 Schedule

June: Thoracoabdominal Trauma in Critical Care Transport

July: Pediatric Resuscitation in the Presence of Shock

August: Incorporate the Numbers into Your Treatment Plan (Lab Values)

September: Management of Sepsis in the Transport Environment

October: Applying Current Medical Research into Your Practice

November: Managing Prolonged Extrication in Critical Care Transport

December: Ventilation Management in the Pediatric & Neonatal Patient

EMS Instructor Continuing Education

CE hours: 1 for each course
Audience: EMS instructors
Cost: You must pay a $50 one-time registration fee and an additional fee of $25 per continuing education (CE) hour. Payments must be received in full before you will receive your CE certificate.

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Refresh your knowledge of best practices in a variety of EMS-education-related topics. The fully online EMS Instructor Continuing Education course provides EMS instructors access to continuing education necessary to maintain professional EMS educator credential. EMS instructors in Nebraska are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education within the 24 months preceding their license’s expiration. If you are in another state, you may also be able to use these sessions, designed as one-hour modules, for your continuing education requirements.

The following course options are available for one CE hour each:

  • Nebraska HHS Rules and Regulations
  • Principles of Adult Education
  • Evaluating in EMS
  • Testing Design and Validation
  • Good and Bad Lecturing
  • Teaching Ethics
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Lesson Plans
  • Create Your Own Topic (requires interaction with a Creighton EMS faculty member)


Enduring CE for Pharmacy

Advanced Critical Care Therapeutics

CE hours: 27
Audience: Pharmacists

$375 Registration fee
$295 SPAHP alumni discounted fee
$265 Certificate only—no CE credits

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Gain in-depth advanced instruction in pharmacotherapeutic management of commonly encountered critical care diseases. Emphasis is placed on the efficacy, safety and comparative value of drug therapy in this highly specialized practice area. Didactic knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and drug therapy management is applied to disease states specific to this population. Didactic instruction is combined with practice case studies and interactive discussions concerning critical care pharmacy-related issues. Available for continuing education or certificate only. 

Course Modules

  • Sedation, Neuromuscular Blockade and Pain Management
  • Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid Base Disorders
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Hypertension in the Critical Care Setting
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonias
  • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment
  • Endocrine Emergencies
  • Principles of Ventilation
  • Status Epilepticus/Status Asthmaticus
  • Management of Bleeding in Critically Ill
  • Acute Kidney Injury and Medication Dosing in Renal Dysfunction
  • Poisoning and Overdose

Teaching Clinically Relevant Medicinal Chemistry Based on Solid Pedagogy and Instructional Methodology

CE hours: 16
Audience: Pharmacy faculty

$145 Registration fee
$125 SPAHP alumni discounted fee

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The facilitator has developed and published several innovative methods in teaching clinically relevant medicinal chemistry. This CE course is intended for pharmacy faculty teaching medicinal chemistry but it also has relevant strategies for health care faculty teaching science courses. It is intended to help faculty build on their medicinal chemistry knowledge and incorporate different strategies and adapt them to introduce clinical relevance into the teaching of their medicinal chemistry courses or science courses in general. The course can be beneficial for pharmacology and therapeutics faculty as well as practicing pharmacists to help them revisit why drugs do what they do based on established structure activity relationships (SAR) and how the SAR impact pharmacological and therapeutic action. Available for continuing education or certificate only. 

Course Modules

  • Cardiovascular Beta Adrenergic/Antagonists
    • Diuretics
    • ACEA
    • ARBs
  • Central Nervous System Antidepressants
    • Cholinesterase inhibitors
    • NMDA antagonists
  • Antimicrobials Penicillins
    • Cephalosporins
    • Fluoroquinolones
    • Macrolides
    • Aminoglycosides

Clinical Toxicology: A Standardized Patient-Oriented Approach

CE hours: 10
Audience: Pharmacists

$145 Registration fee
$125 SPAHP alumni discounted fee

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This course is intended to refresh the basic principles in clinical toxicology and introduce a standardized patient-oriented approach to addressing the poisoned/overdosed patient. This course will utilize the latest evidence in practice based on the clinical literature and protocols from the poison control centers. The program is not intended to make the participants experts but to provide them with key practical information to help them act as first responders and to work collaboratively with ER physicians and poison control centers to address the needs of a poisoned/overdosed patient. Available for continuing education or certificate only.

Course Modules

  • Principles of Toxicology
  • Prevention and Treatment of Poisoning
  • Introduction of Poison Control Center
  • Acetaminophen Poisoning
  • Aspirin Poisoning
  • Iron Poisoning
  • Digoxin Poisoning
  • Tryicyclic Antidepressants Poisoning
  • Pesticide Poisoning

Update on Medical Marijuana

CE hours: 1.5

Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, nurses, fellows, residents and students

Cost: $20

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This course will review the current evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of medical marijuana for select medical conditions. This program will also review the risks associated with the use of marijuana (adverse effects, impaired function and medical-legal). Among patients using marijuana for medical conditions, health care providers (HCPs) should be able to discuss the risks and potential benefits of such use.


  • Describe cannibanoid pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Discuss evidence-based benefits of marijuana for specific medical conditions
  • Describe medical concerns, controversies and legal issues surrounding marijuana use