Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support

Course Information

November 14-15, 2013
Embassy Suites Hotel - St. Paul, Minnesota

Registration Fee

(includes tuition, course materials, parking, lunch and refreshments)
 - Physician: $450
 - Health Care Professional: $325


The Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) program will introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill or injured pediatric patients to physicians, nurses and health care providers who are not skilled in pediatric critical care but who must care for such a patient in anticipation of the arrival of a pediatric intensivist or pending transfer of the patient to a more suitable facility. It provides exposure in both didactic and hands-on clinical skills. Disclaimer: The course is not intended to provide expertise in the care of critically ill and injured patients, but to provide some knowledge and skills to assist you in patient care prior to transfer or until critical care consultation is available.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • 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 the practitioners for optimally accomplishing transfer.

Conference Location and Accommodations

The PFCCS conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 175 10th Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55101. Sleeping room reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 651-224-5400. Ask for the HealthPartners rate of $133.00 per night (plus tax). Room rate is subject to availability.  


HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s criteria for 17.7 contact hours of required continuing education. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine whether a continuing education activity meets the criteria established by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Cancelation Policy

The registration fee, less a $75 administrative charge, is refundable after the conference if cancellation is received 24-hours prior to program date. Due to the intensity of the pre-confeence work, registrations are non-transferable due to the intensity of the pre-conference work.

Contact us

Email or call 952-883-6225.