Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course: October 4th & 5th, 2022

Colorado Springs, CO US
October 4, 2022 to October 5, 2022

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 nursing and EMS providers.

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this session, learners will be able to report new knowledge and skills related to the care of a critically ill pediatric patient. 

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 systemic and site-specific clinical manifestations of life-threatening infections, including the uses of clinical laboratory tests
  • 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 Attendance
  • 15.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 15.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
08/17/2022
Course expires: 
10/21/2022
Event starts: 
10/04/2022 - 7:30am MDT
Event ends: 
10/05/2022 - 5:00pm MDT
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Day 1: October 4, 2022

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
10:30am-10:45amBreak
10:45am-11:45amSkill Stations: Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction & Mechanical Ventilation
11:45am-12:45pmRepeat Skill Stations
12:45pm-1:30pmLunch
1:30pm-2:00pmAcute Upper & Lower Airway Disease
2:00pm-2:30pmTransport
2:30pm-3:00pmTrauma
3:00pm-3:15pmBreak
3:15pm-4:00pmSkill Stations: Transport & Accidental and Abusive Trauma
4:00pm-4:45pmRepeat Skill Stations
4:45pm-5:00pmRecap Day 1

 

Day 2: October 5, 2022

8:00am-8:15amReview of Pretest/Recap Points from Previous Day
8:15am-9:00amNeurological Emergencies
9:00am-9:45amFluids, Electrolytes, & Metabolic Derangements
9:45am-10:00amBreak
10:00am-10:30amAcute Infections
10:30am-11:00amSedation, Analgesia, & Neuromuscular Blockade
11:00am-11:45amSkill Stations: Sedation 
11:45am-12:30pmLunch
12:30pm-1:00pmPostoperative Management
1:00pm-1:15pmBreak
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

 

 

 

Children's Hospital Colorado-Briargate Campus
4125 Briargate Parkway
CoLo Commons Conference Room- 3rd floor
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
United States

This course will be held on the CHCO Briargate campus on the 3rd floor in the CoLo Commons conference room. 

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

Lana Martin, MHL BSN RN CEN TCRN CPEN CPST-I
Trauma Program Manager
Children's Hospital Colorado- Southern Colorado

Imran Sayed, 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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Nursing

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

EMS

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 15 continuing education credits for all pre-hospital providers.

Other

A general certificate of attendance will be available.

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate:

  • Attend full course
  • Complete the course evaluation

Available Credit

  • 15.00 Attendance
  • 15.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 15.00 NCPD

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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