Acute Care Skills Workshop


Come join us in Rockford for the acute care environment with all the commonly privileged skills used during routine inpatient care in a critical environment such as the emergency department, intensive care, transport medicine, and more!

This 8-hour live course is open to all learners and experience levels, designed to give you the skills you need to be successful in the transition to your first role, a new role, or just as a refresher with fun hands-on continuing education with world-class simulation equipment! Includes hours of online content through our Online CE Portal for lifetime access to supplemental content and lectures!

Please note for all 2024 dates, the course will be held on Saturdays and will be hosted at the NIU Rockford Conference Center at 8500 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108 and is conveniently located near all hotels and our recommended bus transportation Van Galder ( from O’Hare International Airport.



    Course Content

    Course Content

    This one-day course includes a broad assortment of inpatient skills commonly performed in the acute care environment and also includes a series of online courses to reinforce the learning.

    Course Includes:
    • Ultrasound Use
    • Point of Care Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound Guided IV and Arterial Line Insertion
    • Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Line Insertion
    • Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis
    • Chest Tube Thoracostomy
    • Airway Management including Intubation and Ventilator Management


    CE Hours


    The AAFP has reviewed Acute Care Skills Workshop, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 06/01/2024 to 05/31/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Each Workshop is approved for 8.00 AAFP approved credit hours.

    AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

    Target Audience

    Target Audience

    Nurse Practitioners, CRNAs, Physician Assistants, Medical Doctors, Emergency Medical Services, any/all students are welcome!



    This course is held at the following locations:

    • NIU Rockford at 8500 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
      • SOP Room Block available at Hilton Garden Inn, Rockford IL – SITE AND BOOKING\
      • Enter Corporate Account number “3268798” under “Special Rates” to receive the Skills on Point discount
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport Avion Park Westshore at 5329 Avion Park Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
      • To book with the SOP room block, use this link –  BOOK HERE

Student Reviews

  1. Mary Seagle (verified owner)

    Attended the acute care procedure course which exceeded my expectations!! Information is presented in a way that is comprehensive, interactive, and retainable. I appreciated the 1:1 attention during the procedures. He’s highly skilled and I highly recommend this course!! I have also done some online courses as well, which I also highly recommend!! High quality education without breaking the bank!!

  2. Katie Wilkinson (verified owner)

    The Acute Care Skills Workshop was phenomenal! Very informative and a lot of hands-on practice for those brushing on up on their skills or those hearing this information and performing these skills for the first time. Hands down the best workshop I’ve ever attended.

  3. Lisa Armstrong (verified owner)

    I attended the acute care skills workshop this week. It was excellent! The learning tools are awesome! It was a great time. I highly recommend!

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