Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, Billings, MT 2024

Billings, MT US
April 25, 2024 to April 26, 2024

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 non-intensivists, 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: 
  • 13.75 Attendance
  • 13.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/25/2024 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
04/26/2024 - 3:30pm MDT
Billings Clinic Hospital
2800 10th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101
United States

Jonah Attebery, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Pediatric Intensivist
Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

Matt Baker, MD
Pediatric Fellow
Critical Care
Children's Hospital Colorado

Director of Trauma Programs
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kelly Reichert, MS RN CCRN
Professional Development Specialist
Outreach Education
Children's Hospital Colorado

Michael Wittkamp, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Colorado
Pediatric Intensivist
Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs


Dr. Matt Baker, faculty for this course, was a consultant for Pediatric Resource Group.

All other planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


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 13.75 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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

  • 13.75 Attendance
  • 13.75 NCPD


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