Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Provider Course
April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
This course is for those interested in learning how to recognize critical illnesses and initiate care for the critically ill pediatric patient. It will also serve as a valuable education tool for those entering the field of pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric critical care, and disaster response medicine. Target audience: physicians, hospitalists, advanced nurses, transport teams, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals involved in pediatric critical care and emergency medicine.
When: Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 2017
Where: EMS Learning Resources Center, General Hospital Room S608, UI Hospitals and Clinics Provided by: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
To prepare physicians, physician-assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses for the first 24 hours of pediatric critical care until transferred or appropriate critical care consultation is obtained.
To prepare non-intensivists to manage the acute deterioration of critically ill pediatric patients.
To prepare pediatric, emergency medicine, and surgical house staff for pediatric critical care medicine.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant or child.
Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
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 the optimal methodology accomplishing patient transfer.