ESCCAPPE: Pre-Course

ESCCAPPE: Pre-Course

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The Essentials of Critical Care Advanced Practice in Pediatrics (ESCCAPPE) Workshop combines an online course of videos and other educational materials with a two-day, in-person course that will use large and small-group discussion, simulator-based skill sessions, case simulation and didactic lessons to teach and exercise diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making and skills essential to advanced practitioners in the pediatric ICU setting.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure
  • Discuss features and proper usage of non-rebreather masks and manual ventilator bags to provide oxygen to patients
  • Describe techniques for proper airway positioning, obtaining a tight seal, and usage of basic airway adjuncts in bag-mask ventilation
  • Determine how to assess the pediatric airway prior to intubation
  • Discuss the indications, contraindications, and specific steps in performing rapid sequence induction for emergent intubation
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications for tracheal intubation, pertinent airway anatomy and equipment used
  • Demonstrate the steps required to successfully perform tracheal intubation, potential complications, appropriate aftercare, and common pitfalls
  • Discuss the concepts required to identify and evaluate arrhythmias in the pediatric cardiac patient
  • Discuss  the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of various arrhythmias originating in the atrium in the pediatric patient
  • Discuss the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of various arrhythmias originating from the AV node in the pediatric patient
  • Discuss the clinical pearls, causes, and treatment of infants and children with arrhythmias in which there is a disturbance of AV conduction
  • Discuss the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of various arrhythmias originating in the ventricle in the pediatric patient
  • Discuss the physiology, indications, equipment, voltage selection, and clinical considerations when performing cardiac defibrillation
  • Discuss the physiology, indications, equipment, and voltage selection, and clinical considerations when performing cardioversion

Suggested Audience

  • Pediatric Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants)

Curriculum Director

Sally H. Vitali, MD; Kathy Whelan, NP

Contributors

Monica Kleinman, MD; Robert Pascucci, MD; Tonya Miller, MD, FAAP; Lindsay Johnston, MD, MEd; Christine LaGrasta MS, RN, CPNP-PC/AC, Mjaye Mazwi, MD

Release Date

  • Released: October 27, 2017