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Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course

By March 1, 2022No Comments

An educational opportunity from Oishei’s: Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) course on May 21-22, 2022 at Oishei Children’s Hospital

Dear Colleagues:

We are glad to let you know that we are conducting our next session of Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) training here at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital on 05/21/2022 and 05/22/2022 (Saturday/Sunday).

PFCCS is a 2-day in-person course offered by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), developed to prepare non-intensivists to manage the care of critically ill pediatric patients until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The 2-day course includes a series of presentations and skill stations from PICU/ED faculty/staff designed to provide knowledge, guidance for decision making, and limited practice in some clinical procedures and scenarios. Please see attached flyer for additional information.

The target audience include nursing staff including charge RNs, APNs, EMS/ED personnel, residents/fellows PGY-2 and above, chief residents, hospitalists, respiratory therapists and others who take care of pediatric patients. Both UB/non-UB personnel are welcome to register.

The participants obtain pediatric CME (15.5 AMA Category-1) for the 2-day attendance, as well as completion certificate for qualified candidates after post-test. 3rd edition of PFCCS textbook from SCCM with latest guidelines is available upon registration for the course. Breakfast, lunch, snacks for the 2-day duration is included in the course fee. This session is limited to 20 participants, first come first served basis. Please obtain SCCM 3rd edition textbook at the time of registration so you have enough time to review before the actual course.

For registration:

Please use the following link:



Course Director:

Anil Kumar Swayampakula, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Critical Care

UBMD Pediatrics

1001 Main Street, 5th Floor

Buffalo, NY 14203

T: 716.323.0200 | F: 716.323.0294 |