Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, Pueblo, CO 2024

Pueblo, CO US
May 22, 2024 to May 23, 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. 

We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support from the Westmeath Foundation that allows this educational symposium to be offered at a reduced cost to professional clinicians in Colorado.

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

Required Course Preparation

  • This course includes a required pre-test and post-test to obtain SCCM certification.
  • Approximately 4 weeks before the course, you will receive an email from hostedtraining@sccm.org titled "Enrollment in SCCM's LearnICU Classroom". The link allows you access to the PFCCS e-book, course slides and pre-test.
    • You must complete the pre-test prior to attending the course
    • We strongly recommend reviewing the e-book before the course
  • If you need assistance logging into the SCCM portal, please contact SCCM customer service at support@sccm.org or 1-847-827-6888 Monday through Friday between 8am to 5pm central time.

For additional information related to this course contact: nicole.shonka@childrenscolorado.org

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.75 Attendance
  • 13.75 Colorado State EMS
  • 13.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
02/16/2024
Course expires: 
06/07/2024
Event starts: 
05/22/2024 - 7:45am MDT
Event ends: 
05/23/2024 - 3:30pm MDT
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Monday, May 22, 2024 – Day 1

Time

Activity

7:45 - 8:00am

Sign-In

8:00 - 8:15

Welcome, Course Announcements, and PFCCS Overview

8:15 - 9:00

Airway Management

Objective: Discuss knowledge of the signs and symptoms of an unstable airway and respiratory failure.

9:00 - 9:45

Management of Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation

Objectives: Summarize management principles of acute respiratory failure. Describe the characteristics of different types of breaths and modes of mechanical ventilation (noninvasive and invasive).

9:45 - 10:30

Cardiovascular Evaluation and Shock

Objective: Review the various categories of shock, emphasizing early detection and rapid intervention.

10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:45

Skill Stations

A. Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction

Objective: Describe the management of children with cardiopulmonary deficiency, including the initial assessment and importance of rapid detection and intervention.

B. Mechanical Ventilation

Objectives: Describe the indications for initiation of mechanical ventilation. Modify the ventilator prescription in response to patient data. Assemble the equipment and practice noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation.

11:45 - 12:45pm

Repeat Skill Stations

12:45 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 2:00

Acute Upper and Lower Airway Disease

Objective: Summarize the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of children with upper and lower airway disease

2:00 - 2:30

Transport

Objective: Describe communication process for safe transport of the critically ill child. Describe monitoring and equipment for transport.

2:30 - 3:00

Abusive Trauma

Objective: Identify risk factors for abuse.

3:00 - 3:15

Break

3:15 - 4:00

Skill Stations

A. Transport

Objectives: Use case-based scenario to discuss factors that influence team composition and mode of transport. Identify problems or complications that can occur during transport.

B. Accidental and Abusive Trauma

Objective: Use case-based scenario to discuss appropriate assessment and management of trauma patients.

4:00 - 4:45

Repeat Skill Stations

4:45 - 5:00

Recap Day 1

5:00

Adjourn

Tuesday, May 23, 2024 – Day 2

Time

Activity

8:00 - 8:15am

Review of Pretest/Recap Points from Previous Day

8:15 - 9:00

Neurologic Emergencies

Objective: Review specific management principles and options for common neurologic emergencies.

9:00 - 9:45

Fluids, Electrolytes, and Metabolic Derangements

Objectives: Discuss basic concepts of maintenance of intravascular fluid homeostasis. Discuss common electrolyte disturbances, and their recognition and management.

9:45 - 10:00

Break

10:00 - 10:30

Trauma

Objective: Identify anatomic, physiologic, and mechanistic issues in trauma. Apply the ABCDE approach to resuscitation.

10:30 - 11:00

Sedation, Analgesia, and Neuromuscular Blockade

Objectives: Identify risks and level of monitoring for procedural sedation. Explain the benefits and side effects of analgesics, sedatives, and neuromuscular agents.

11:00 - 11:45

Skill Stations

A & B. Sedation

Objective: 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

Same skill stations running concurrently.

11:45 - 12:30pm

Lunch

12:30 - 1:00

Postoperative Management

Objectives: Describe the effects of anesthesia on the patient during postoperative period. Recognize and manage common postoperative complications

1:00 - 1:15

Break

1:15 - 2:15

Skill Stations

A. Integrative Scenarios

Objective: Demonstrate the DIRECT methodology to provide care to a complex patient case using the knowledge and skills obtained during the course.

B. Integrative Scenarios

Objective: Demonstrate the DIRECT methodology to provide care to a complex patient case using the knowledge and skills obtained during the course.

2:15 - 3:15

Repeat Skill Stations

3:15 - 3:30

Recap of Day 2 and Evaluation

3:30

Adjourn

Parkview Pueblo West
899 E Industrial Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81007
United States

The course will take place at Parkview Pueblo West in the basement conference room.

Faculty and Planning Committee

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

Ray Cuellar
Operations Coordinator
Professional Development
Children's Hospital Colorado

Pablo Napky Raudales, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow
Children's Hospital Colorado

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

Nicki Shonka, MS RN NPD-BC
Clinical Education Outreach Program Director 
Professional Development
Children's Hospital Colorado

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

Brittney Surniak, BSN, RN, CEN 
Trauma Program Manager
Parkview Medical Center

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

 

Registration, attendance, and submission of the evaluation, including a written response to questions related to any change in practice that you may make as a result of learning that took place at this activity, are required for successful completion and receipt of the certificate of attendance. Claim only those hours you attend.

Medical
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 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing
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.

EMS
Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 13.75 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.

Others
A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Available Credit

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

Price

Cost:
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