Fundamentals of Critical Care Support - Pediatric: September 10 and 11, 2024

Danville, PA US
September 10, 2024 to September 11, 2024
This is a live educational activity.  Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support is designed to train the non-intensivist who works with children to recognize critical illness and initiate the appropriate care for a critically ill child. It is meant for anyone who works with or has the potential to work with critically ill children to improve comfort with this population and improve outcomes for critically ill children.  

Target Audience

This activity is designed for all healthcare providers who participated in patient care at all levels where there is a possibility of patient’s clinical status worsening acutely of presenting with serious illness, such as, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and respiratory therapists.  Other learner groups such as Paramedics and or Prehospital Responders would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • apply A-B-C-D-E systematic approach to pediatric trauma care
  • discuss the anatomic and developmental characteristics of infant’s and children’s airways
  • describe the key components of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • review anatomic and physiologic differences between pediatric and adult patients
  • recognize early signs and symptoms of critical illness
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 13.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 13.00 ANCC
    • 13.00 Participation Credit
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    09/10/2024 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    09/11/2024 - 5:15pm EDT

    DAY 1


    7:15 am - 7:45 am



    8:00 am – 8:15 am

    Registration/Continental Breakfast



    Welcome/ FCCS Peds Overview





    Robin Craig, DO

    8:15 am – 8:45 am

    Assessment of the Critically ill Child

    Recognize the early signs and symptoms of critical illness



    8:45 am – 10:00 am

    Management of Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation

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



    10:00 am – 10:45 am

    Cardiovascular Evaluation and Shock

    Review the various categories of shock, emphasizing early

    Detection and rapid intervention.



    10:45 am – 11:00 am


    11:00 am – 11:30 am

    Acute Upper and Lower Airway Disease

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


    11:30 am – 12:00 pm


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


    12:00 am – 12:30 pm



    12:30 am – 1:00 pm


    Identify anatomic, physiologic, and mechanistic issues in trauma. ABCDE approach to resuscitation.




    1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Skill Station:

    1. Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction

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

    1. Mechanical Ventilation

    Describe the indications for initiation of mechanical ventilation. Modify the ventilator prescription in response to patient data. Assemble the equipment necessary for NPPV. Practice techniques of NPPV




    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Skill station:

    1. Transport

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

    1. Accidental and Abusive Trauma

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





    4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

    Day 1 Wrap up













    Day 2


    7:30 am - 8:00 am


    Registration/Continental Breakfast



    8:00 am – 8:30 am

    Fluids, Electrolytes, and Metabolic Derangements

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



    8:30 am – 9:00 am

    Neurologic Emergencies

    Review specific management principles and options for common neurologic emergencies.



    9:00 am – 9:15 am



    9:15 am – 9:45 am

    Acute Infections

    Identify systemic and site-specific clinical manifestations of life-threatening infections, including the uses of clinical laboratory tests. Apply principles of antimicrobial treatment for empiric therapy and for specific infections.



    9:45 am – 10:15 pm

    Sedation, Analgesia, and Neuromuscular Blockage

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


    10:15 am – 11:00 pm

    Postoperative Management

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


    11:00 pm – 12:00 pm



    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    Skill Station:

    1. Integrative Scenarios

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


    1. Sedation


    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.




    1:30 pm – 1:45 pm




    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

    Skill Station:

    1. Invasive Devices

    Systemic approach to radiographic interpretation.








    2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

    Post Test and Adjourn




    Geisinger Education and Medical Simulation (GEMS) Center
    100 North Academy Ave.
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States

    The GEMS Center in located on the west end of the Geisinger Medical Center campus in Danville, Pa., and is housed in two separate buildings:
    The GEMS Simulation Center is in the former Interim Lab Building (ILB). It is a small yellow brick building directly to the left of the annex. It contains three high-fidelity simulation rooms with attached control/observation rooms and a combination thirty-person classroom/task training room.
    Geisinger Faculty
    Robin Craig, DO
    Activity Director
    Associate, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Content Disclosure
    The faculty have attested that their presentations and/or content are HIPAA compliant.  
    Individuals in a position to control educational content for this activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 
    CE Committee Members/Content Reviewer(s) have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. 
    *Any/All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.  


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 13 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 13 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 13 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.


    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

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    Available Credit

    • 13.00 AAPA Category I CME
    • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 13.00 ANCC
    • 13.00 Participation Credit


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