Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) is a two-day comprehensive course addressing fundamental management principles for the first 24 hours of post-resuscitation management of the critically ill pediatric patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.
This course will be held over 2 consecutive days, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Community Medical Center will host all course activities, which will be taught by three visiting pediatric intensivists from Seattle Children's and The University of Washington, all certified PFCCS instructors through the Society of Critical Care Medicine. A textbook will be provided prior to the course. Please allow enough time to review it beforehand.
- Advanced Practitioners=$400
- General Admission RN/RT/Paramedic/EMT=$175
- Community Medical Center RN/RT=No Fee
- RN/RT at designated Critical Access Hospital=No Fee
- Please Click HERE for a list of Critical Access Hospitals
More information about the course can be found on the Society of Critical Care Medicine web site:
- Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child.
- Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
- Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient.
- Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
- Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and prepare for optimal transfer.
- Hospitalists caring for potentially unstable, critically ill or injured pediatric patients
- Advanced practice nurses and physician assistants with limited pediatric practice
- Rapid response/medical emergency team members
- Emergency medicine physicians who do not routinely care for pediatric patients
- Nurses caring for complex and potentially unstable patients
- Pre-hospital providers with lengthy patient transfer times
Questions: Maria A. Phillips -Education Specialist- phone: 406-327-4009 | fax: 406-327- 4497
Registration fees for RNs and RTs working at Community Medical Center or at designated Critical Access Hospitals are fully paid by Community Medical Center.
Critical Access Hospitals Please Click HERE for a list of Critical Access Hospitals