Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course

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Course Date: Nov. 8, 2021

Content

Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support is designed to prepare medical professionals how to manage acutely deteriorating critically ill pediatric patients. The course will equip the learner with both cognitive and technical skills to enhance their clinical practice. The course addresses 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. We require that participants complete Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) prior to enrolling in this course. 

You will learn how to identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient, how to recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions, and how to handle the decline of a previously stable patient.

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Course Details

Content

Some of the topics covered:

  • Airway management
  • Diagnosis & management of shock
  • Transport of critically ill child
  • Neurologic emergencies
  • Sedation & anesthesia
     

Course Features

  • Multiple learning formats: in-person and online
  • Interactive presentations
  • Case-based skill stations and simulations
  • Pre- and posttests
  • Companion textbook
  • Certificate of successful course completion
     

Certification
To receive the certificate of successful completion, course participants must attend all didactic lectures, successfully complete all skill stations, and achieve a score of 70 percent or higher on the posttest.

Course Pricing

  • External Learners (Outside Texas Children's Hospital / Baylor College of Medicine): $300
  • Texas Children's Hospital Employees and Baylor College of Medicine Employees (Outside of Division of Critical Care): $150
  • Baylor College of Medicine Division of Critical Care: Cost Covered by Division (Registration still required)

Course Location
Texas Children's Hospital Simulation Center
Feigen Building, 19th Floor
1102 Bates Ave, Houston, TX 77030