PCCM Pre-Fellowship Curriculum

PCCM Pre-Fellowship Curriculum

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This course is geared toward pediatric trainee physicians who are about to start their pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training in pursuit of subspecialty certification. This is a self-paced, open-enrollment course that may be started and completed at any time.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common pediatric respiratory problems and signs of respiratory distress
  • Demonstrate proper bag-mask ventilation technique and identify how to troubleshoot if ventilation is ineffective
  • Compare and contrast the use of different intubation medications and their related pharmacologic profiles in the context of a variety of clinical scenarios
  • Generate a standardized approach to preparing for intubation
  • Demonstrate proper neonatal intubation technique on a simulated manikin
  • Describe and practice the basic principles of invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Identify key concepts, practical issues, and complications of using non-invasive ventilation strategies
  • Establish an approach to the monitoring and treatment of critical asthma
  • Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and basic management of different etiologies of shock
  • Identify appropriate management strategies for patients with diabetic ketoacidosis and how to approach the potential development of cerebral edema in these patients
  • Develop an approach to managing pediatric traumatic brain injury using neuroprotective strategies
  • Develop a standardized approach to interpreting electrocardiograms
  • Demonstrate how to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and transcutaneous pacing when clinically indicated
  • Demonstrate proper technique for placement of the following: intraosseous lines, peripheral arterial lines, and chest tubes

Suggested Audience

  • Physician Trainees

Curriculum Director

  • Lisa DelSignore, MD
  • Dennis Daniel, MD
  • Meredith van der Velden, MD
  • Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH


Monica Kleinman MD, Traci Wolbrink MD, Robert Pascucci MD, Thomas Mancuso MD, Gerhard Wolf MD, Robert Graham MD, Elliot Melendez MD, Tom Shanley MD, Anthony Olivero MD, Michael Agus MD, Lisa DelSignore MD, Douglas Mah MD, Mjaye Mazwi MD, Lindsay Johnston MD, James DiNardo MD, Christopher Weldon MD

Release Date

  • Released: April 1, 2017