Special Workshops

The 25th Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium will feature optional simulation-based workshops focused on the training needs of PICU fellows and Advanced Practice Nurses – registration for these workshops is available through the main registration link: https://hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?P=5&EID=13074.

Advanced Practice Nursing Critical Care Emergencies Simulation Workshop: Thursday, 10/4, 3-7PM – $200.00

The APN workshop is intended to provide Nurse Practitioners with a multi-modal approach to managing a child with critical illness. The course will incorporate both cognitive (didactic) and psychomotor (simulation) training on time-sensitive emergencies in the intensive care setting. The topics will include management of the “first 5 minutes”, the most critical moments of a child quickly deteriorating from shock, a neuro critical care emergency such as the “brain code” or a cardiopulmonary arrest. We will utilize high-fidelity simulation scenarios to reinforce management of these emergencies including the leadership role. To create the best possible learning environment and afford each participant maximum hands-on time, course size is limited to 15 participants.
Available for individual registration without full conference registration by calling 410-502-9636.

Society for Pediatric Sedation Fellows Course in Procedural Sedation Workshop: Thursday, 10/4, 5-9PM – $200.00

The SPS Fellows course is intended to provide PICU fellows with the basic knowledge and core competencies that promote safe and effective procedural sedation to children. More specifically, the course has been designed to meet the needs of the ICU trainee seeking both cognitive (didactic) and psychomotor (simulation) based education and training. The course focuses on patient selection and risk assessment (safety), general approach to procedural sedation, sedation monitoring, sedative drug pharmacology and the recognition and management of the more common sedation related adverse events. As significant adverse events are relatively uncommon, this “hands-on” model of training is especially pertinent. To create the best possible learning environment and afford each participant maximum hands-on time, course size is limited to 20 participants.
Available for individual registration without full conference registration by calling 410-502-9636.

Ultrasound-guided Neuromonitoring Workshop: Saturday 10/6, 5-7:30 PM – $100.00

This non-invasive neuro-monitoring course is intended to teach all interested PICU providers the basic knowledge and skills to safely perform bedside ophthalmic ultrasonography. This two hour course includes an instructive “how to” lecture and a hands-on ultrasound training session with live models. Participants will have the exciting opportunity to learn how to non-invasively determine if a patient has intracranial hypertension by obtaining optic nerve sheath diameter measurements. The hands-on session will demonstrate evaluation and serial monitoring of ultrasound guided pupillary light response, an essential skill when a patient’s pupils cannot directly be visualized due to periorbital edema, corneal burns, and eyelid lacerations etc. Instructors will also demonstrate a complete ultrasound evaluation of extraocular eye movements. By the end of the course, participates will be able to perform a thorough evaluation of the retina to identify retinal hemorrhages, retinal detachments, and vitreous hemorrhages. Further instruction will be provided on how to identify retinal pathology associated with non-accidental trauma and how it differs from accidental trauma. To create the best possible learning environment and afford each participant maximum hands-on time, course size is limited to 25 participants.