Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course: April 10th and 11th, 2023

Billings, MT US
April 10, 2023 to April 11, 2023

Ensure that you are prepared to save the life of a child by participating in a Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) Course. This 2 day course combines expert-developed lectures with hands-on skill stations to provide healthcare professionals at all levels, including nonintensivists, with the training they need to manage critically ill or injured pediatric patients for the first 24 hours or until appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. This evidence based curriculum was developed by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 

Target Audience

This course is for interdisciplinary healthcare team members including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and EMS professionals.

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this session, learners will be able to report new knowledge and intent to change practice in the care of critically ill pediatric patients. Participants will successfully complete a posttest related to the care of critically ill pediatric patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss knowledge of the signs and symptoms of an unstable airway and respiratory failure
  • Summarize management principles of acute respiratory failure
  • Describe the characteristics of different types of breaths and modes of mechanical ventilation (noninvasive and invasive) 
  • Review the various categories of shock and sepsis, emphasizing early detection and rapid intervention 
  • Describe the management of children with cardiopulmonary deficiency, including the initial assessment and importance of rapid detection and intervention
  • Describe the indications for initiation of mechanical ventilation
  • Summarize the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of children with upper and lower airway disease
  • Describe communication process for safe transport of the critically ill child
  • Identify anatomic, physiologic, and mechanistic issues in trauma including the ABCDE approach to resuscitation
  • Review specific management principles and options for common neurologic emergencies
  • Discuss basic concepts of maintenance of intravascular fluid homeostasis.
  • Identify risk factors for abuse.
  • Identify the indications, risk factors, and level of monitoring needed for pediatric patients undergoing procedural sedation and describe the differences among mild, moderate, and deep sedation
  • Describe the effects of anesthesia on the patient during postoperative period
  • Demonstrate the DIRECT methodology to provide care to a complex patient case using the knowledge and skills obtained during the course
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.00 Attendance
  • 15.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 15.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/10/2023 - 7:30am MDT
Event ends: 
04/11/2023 - 5:00pm MDT

Day 1: April 10, 2023

7:30am-8:00amSign- In/ Pretest
8:00am-8:15amWelcome, Course Announcements & PFCCS Overview
8:15am-9:00amAirway Management
9:00am-9:45amManagement of Acute Respiratory & Mechanical Failure
9:45am-10:30amCardiovascular Evaluation & Shock
10:45am-11:45amSkill Stations: Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction & Mechanical Ventilation
11:45am-12:45pmRepeat Skill Stations
1:30pm-2:00pmAcute Upper & Lower Airway Disease
3:15pm-4:00pmSkill Stations: Transport & Accidental and Abusive Trauma
4:00pm-4:45pmRepeat Skill Stations
4:45pm-5:00pmRecap Day 1


Day 2: April 11, 2023

8:00am-8:15amReview of Pretest/Recap Points from Previous Day
8:15am-9:00amNeurological Emergencies
9:00am-9:45amFluids, Electrolytes, & Metabolic Derangements
10:00am-10:30amAbusive Trauma
10:30am-11:00amSedation, Analgesia, & Neuromuscular Blockade
11:00am-11:45amSkill Stations: Sedation 
12:30pm-1:00pmPostoperative Management
1:15pm-2:15pmSkill Stations: Integrative Scenarios
2:15pm-3:15pmRepeat Skill Stations
3:15pm-3:30pmRecap of Day 2
3:30pm-4:30pmPosttest & Evaluation




Billings Clinic
2800 10th Ave N.
Conference Room: Helmsley 2
Billings, MT 59101
United States

This course will be held at the Billings Clinic Hospital in the Helmsley 2 conference room. 

Jonah Attebery, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado- Colorado Springs

Director, Trauma Programs
Children's Hospital Colorado

Tad Miya, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado- Colorado Springs

Michael Wittkamp, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Children’s Hospital Colorado- Colorado Springs


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 15 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 15 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.
A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate:

  • Attend full course
  • Complete the course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 15.00 Attendance
  • 15.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 15.00 NCPD


There are no more spaces available for this course.