At Littauer we support ongoing, convenient professional development. NLH serves a American Heart Association training center supporting 60 instructors, providing BLS, ACLS, and PALS. We are also one of the two hospitals in the region to support pediatric care by providing the AHA PEARS course and an introduction pediatric care course for inpatient nurses. Our association with the Capital District Region Critical Care Consortium provides a strong foundation for the rural nurse to develop the necessary skills to provide care in the rural setting. The Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum course and the Emergency Nurse’s Pediatric Course is offered twice a year free of cost to the nursing staff. These course are often attended nurses from other facilities developing a nursing network and allowing a forum to share best practices regionally.